Louisiana-Monroe vs. Texas-Arlington - 2/15/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas-Arlington Mavericks (16-10) at Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks (11-12)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 8:00 pm (Fant-Ewing Coliseum)
The Line: Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks +3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The UT-Arlington Mavericks and Louisiana Monroe Warhawks meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Fant-Ewing Coliseum.
The UT-Arlington Mavericks look for a victory after winning eight of their last 12 games. The UT-Arlington Mavericks are averaging 77.8 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 73.1 points on 41.3 percent shooting. Kevin Hervey is averaging 21.2 points and 8.8 rebounds while Erick Neal is averaging 14.4 points and 7.2 assists. Kaelon Wilson is the third double-digit scorer and Johnny Hamilton is grabbing eight rebounds. The UT-Arlington Mavericks are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 66.4 percent from the free throw line. The UT-Arlington Mavericks are allowing 33.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.5 rebounds per game. The UT-Arlington Mavericks have lost six of their last seven road games.
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The Louisiana Monroe Warhawks look for another victory after winning four of their last five games. The Louisiana Monroe Warhawks are averaging 67 points on 41.7 percent shooting and allowing 72.2 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Sam McDaniel is averaging 15.8 points and 5.8 rebounds while Travis Munnings is averaging 15.5 points and 7.2 rebounds. Marvin Jean-Pierre is the third double-digit scorer and Michael Ertel is grabbing three rebounds. The Louisiana Monroe Warhawks are shooting 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 72.5 percent from the free throw line. The Louisiana Monroe Warhawks are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.6 rebounds per game. The Louisiana Monroe Warhawks have won eight of their last 10 home games.
The Mavericks are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games, 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Sun Belt and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Warhawks are 21-10 ATS in their last 31 home games, 19-7 ATS in their last 26 Thursday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The UT-Arlington Mavericks beat Louisiana Monroe by 16 points a few weeks ago and has won the last three meetings overall. That may be enough for some to lay the chalk, but the Mavericks are just 3-8 SU on the road this season and have a hard time getting stops when needed. The Louisiana Monroe Warhawks have been in a ton of close games this season and while not always on the winning side, they have won eight of their last 10 games at home. UT-Arlington is the better team, but things even out a bit when getting this club on the road. Give me the free bucket with Louisiana Monroe.