Arkansas State vs. Texas State - 1/11/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas State Bobcats (10-7) at Arkansas State Red Wolves (6-11)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 8:30 pm (Convocation Center-AR)
The Line: Arkansas State Red Wolves 0 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Texas State Bobcats look for a road win at the Arkansas State Red Wolves in a Sun Belt college basketball matchup.
The defensive minded Texas State Bobcats have to control the scoreboard for the best chance of success. Texas State has done that in winning three straight after a 57-56 victory versus the Troy Trojans as a 1.5 point home favorite. The Bobcats were up seven at the half but couldn’t pull away with only 20 second half points.
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Nijal Pearson paced the Texas State attack with 13 points, nine rebounds, three assists and three steals on 5-17 from the floor. The Bobcats received 12 points, four yanks and two blocks from Immanuel King on 6-11 shooting while Alex Peacock chipped in with nine points and four pulls on 3-8 from the field.
The Arkansas State Red Wolves need an immediate change in direction after an 0-3 start in the conference. Arkansas State comes off of a 79-75 defeat at the Georgia State Panthers as an eleven point underdog. Both teams hit shots at around 45% with the Panthers hitting a few more free throws.
Deven Simms carried the Red Wolves offense with 24 points and seven boards on 8-17 from the floor followed by Ty Cockfield with 14 points and four yanks. Grantham Gillard gave Arkansas State 13 points and nine rebounds on 4-10 while Marquis Eaton and Salif Boudie netted eight points apiece with Boudie posting eight rebounds.
Under is 10-4 in Texas State last 14 overall and Texas State are 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall. Arkansas State are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall and Arkansas State are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. Sun Belt.
I really prefer Texas State as an underdog and I thought that would be the case but I’ll still back them…