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Arkansas State vs. Texas-Arlington - 1/13/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Texas-Arlington Mavericks (11-7) at Arkansas State Red Wolves (6-12)

College Basketball: Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 8:00 pm (Convocation Center-AR)

The Line: Arkansas State Red Wolves +7 -- Over/Under: 158 See the Latest Odds

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We have some Sun Belt college basketball action on tap Saturday evening, as the UT-Arlington Mavericks take on the Arkansas State Red Wolves. 

The UT-Arlington Mavericks will look to use this game to bounce back after a 77-65 loss to Little Rock in their last outing. Kevin Hervey led the team with 21 points on 9 of 21 shooting with 7 rebounds, while Johnny Hamilton came 2nd with 14 points on 6 of 7 shooting with 11 rebounds for the double-double and Erick Neal added 11 points with a team-high 5 assists to round out the trio of double digit scorers for the Mavericks in the loss. Nathan Hawkins chipped in 3 steals while Davion Turner added 5 points with 3 blocks in the losing effort. Hervey leads the team by averaging 21.2 points and 8.7 rebounds per game while Neal leads the way with 7.9 assists per game this season. As a team, UT-Arlington is scoring 78 points per game on 45.9% shooting from the field, 34.3% from behind the arc and 66.7% from the foul line this season.

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Arkansas State vs. Texas-Arlington - 1/13/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Arkansas State Red Wolves will be looking to break a 4 game losing streak after falling to Texas State in their last outing by a final score of 73-67. Deven Simms led the team with 23 points on 9 of 15 shooting with 3 triples and a team-high 7 rebounds, while Grantham Gillard added 15 points with 6 rebounds and a team-high 4 assists as the only other Arkansas State player to finish in double figures scoring in the loss. Simms leads the team by averaging 16.9 points and 5.9 rebounds per game while Rashad Lindsey is the team’s leading assist man with 2.7 assists per game this season. As a team, Arkansas State is scoring 73.8 points per game on 46% shooting from the field, 33.9% from behind the arc and 72% from the foul line this season.

UT-Arlington is 41-20-2 ATS in their last 63 games following a loss and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games against a team with a winning home record while the over is 5-0 in their last 5 games overall. Arkansas State is 2-6 ATS in their last 8 conference matchups and 5-12 ATS in their last 17 games overall while the over is 5-1 in their last 6 home games. The under is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings between these two teams. 

Arlington’s loss to Little Rock was a wake up call as the Mavericks just didn’t look good, but I’m thinking that UTA will come out fired up looking for redemption. Arkansas State has just been a mess in conference play so far and I think it continues with a road win and cover from the Mavericks here.

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