Arkansas-Little Rock vs. Texas-Arlington - 1/11/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas-Arlington Mavericks (11-6) at Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans (4-13)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 8:00 pm (Jack Stephens Center)
The Line: Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans +8.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The UT-Arlington Mavericks and Little Rock Trojans meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Jack Stephens Center.
The UT-Arlington Mavericks could use a road win after splitting their last 10 games. The UT-Arlington Mavericks are averaging 79.1 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 72.9 points on 41.1 percent shooting. Kevin Hervey is averaging 21.2 points and 8.8 rebounds while Erick Neal is averaging 14.1 points and 8.1 assists. Kaelon Wilson is the third double-digit scorer and Johnny Hamilton is grabbing 7.6 rebounds. The UT-Arlington Mavericks are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 66.7 percent from the free throw line. The UT-Arlington Mavericks are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.4 rebounds per game. The UT-Arlington Mavericks have lost four of their last five road games.
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The Little Rock Trojans also need a win here after losing eight of their last 10 games. The Little Rock Trojans are averaging 60.4 points on 40.6 percent shooting and allowing 69.6 points on 42.1 percent shooting. Andre Jones is averaging 11 points and 4.2 rebounds while Anthony Black is averaging 8.3 points and 2.1 assists. Ryan Pippins is dishing 1.7 assists and Camron Reedus is grabbing 1.7 rebounds. The Little Rock Trojans are shooting 29.5 percent from beyond the arc and 62.4 percent from the free throw line. The Little Rock Trojans are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.9 rebounds per game. The Little Rock Trojans have split their last eight home games.
The Mavericks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Thursday games, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Trojans are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 home games, 37-16 ATS in their last 53 Thursday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
The UT-Arlington Mavericks are the better team between these clubs, but they're not the same team on the road as they are at home. Little Rock is decent defensively and likes to control the tempo, which has helped result in a lot of close games despite the struggles on offense. This is a game Little Rock can hang around in if it can dictate the pace. I'll take a shot with the points and the home team.