Texas-Arlington Mavericks vs. Appalachian State Mountaineers - 2/13/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Appalachian State Mountaineers (6-18) at Texas-Arlington Mavericks (16-7)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 8:15 pm (College Park Center)
The Line: Texas-Arlington Mavericks -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Appalachian State Mountaineers will travel to play the Texas-Arlington Mavericks in a Sun Belt game on Saturday.
The Texas-Arlington Mavericks are 16-7 (7-5) and are coming off of a win against Texas State by a score of 65-53. UT-Arlington has won 2 games in a row and is currently 4th in the Sun Belt standings. UT-Arlington defeated Appalachian State by a score of 71-67 in these two teams first meeting of the season. UT-Arlington is averaging 80.5 points per game while giving up 69.3 points per game. UT-Arlington is also averaging 44.2 rebounds per game and 17.3 assists per game. Erick Neal is averaging 13.7 points per game and 5.7 assists per game for UT-Arlington. Jalen Jones is averaging 12.1 points per game and 4.4 rebounds per game for the Mavericks. UT-Arlington is shooting 69.6% on free throws, 33.2% on three-pointers, and 42% on all field goal attempts.
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The Appalachian State Mountaineers are 6-18 (4-9) and are coming off of a loss to Texas State by a score of 69-68. Appalachian State has lost 4 games in a row and is currently tied for 9th in the Sun Belt standings. Appalachian State is averaging 70.7 points per game while giving up 77.1 points per game. Appalachian State is also averaging 35.8 rebounds per game and 11.8 assists per game. Frank Eaves is averaging 19.8 points per game and 3.6 rebounds per game for Appalachian State. Ronshad Shabazz is averaging 11.7 points per game and 3.8 rebounds per game for the Mountaineers. Appalachian State is shooting 70.6% on free throws, 37.6% on three-pointers, and 41.2% on all field goal attempts.
Appalachian State is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a loss. The over is 7-2-1 in Appalachian State’s last 10 games. Texas-Arlington is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games. Texas-Arlington is 13-6 ATS in their last 19 games. The over is 7-2 in Texas-Arlington’s last 9 home games.
Texas-Arlington was playing very well to start conference play, but started struggling before winning their last 2 games. Texas-Arlington is one of the best rebounding teams in the country and also plays solid defense. Appalachian State is allowing over 77 points per game, which Texas-Arlington should be able to take advantage of. I like the Mavericks here.