Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans vs. South Alabama Jaguars - 2/6/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
South Alabama Jaguars (9-13) at Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans (20-2)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Jack Stephens Center)
The Line: Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans -16 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The South Alabama Jaguars look to cool off the Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans on Saturday night.
The South Alabama Jaguars are trying to improve their position in the Sun Belt but might have let one get away in a 79-73, overtime defeat at Arkansas State that snapped a two game winning streak. The Red Wolves sank shots at 38% and had 13 more free throws while the Jaguars remained competitive despite 33% accuracy because of 16 more looks at the basket on the strength of 17 offensive rebounds. USA received 20 points and 14 rebounds from Georgi Boyanov with Ken Williams adding 19 points, seven boards and five assists. Nick Stover followed with 15 points and six pulls as the Jaguars had some balance and explosiveness.
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The Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans are one of the bigger surprises in the game because they possess a 20-2 record and were not considered a contender in the Sun Belt. The Trojans are riding a five game winning streak after routing visiting Troy 72-49 on Thursday as a 16 point favorite. The defensive minded Trojans held Troy to just 39% from the floor while countering at almost 47% with eleven more looks which totaled nine more field goals. Marcus Johnson Jr. paced UALR with a game high 18 points and five yanks with Josh Hagins tossing in 15 points. Jalen Jackson followed with 13 with all three combining to go 16-27 from the floor.
The under is 8-3 in South Alabama last 11 road games. The under is 8-0 in UALR last 8 Saturday games and UALR are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 home games while going 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Saturday games. Everytime I back the Trojans they don’t cover but I’m not thrilled with the points anyway…