Arkansas State vs. Arkansas-Little Rock - 2/17/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans (5-21) at Arkansas State Red Wolves (9-17)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 8:00 pm (Convocation Center-AR)
The Line: Arkansas State Red Wolves -4.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Little Rock Trojans and Arkansas State Red Wolves meet Saturday in college basketball action at the First National Bank Arena.
The Little Rock Trojans are still looking for their first victory since January 11. The Little Rock Trojans are averaging 63.4 points on 42.7 percent shooting and allowing 70.3 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Andre Jones is averaging 12.3 points and 4.6 rebounds while Anthony Black is averaging 7.5 points and 1.8 assists. Ryan Pippins is dishing 1.3 assists and Camron Reedus is grabbing 0.6 rebounds. The Little Rock Trojans are shooting 31.1 percent from beyond the arc and 60.9 percent from the free throw line. The Little Rock Trojans are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.5 rebounds per game. The Little Rock Trojans haven’t won a road game since March 2 of last year.
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The Arkansas State Red Wolves could also use a victory after losing nine of their last 12 games. The Arkansas State Red Wolves are averaging 73.7 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 78.2 points on 48.9 percent shooting. Deven Simms is averaging 17.1 points and six rebounds while Ty Cockfield is averaging 13.5 points and two assists. Grantham Gillard is grabbing 3.8 rebounds and Rashad Lindsey is dishing 2.4 assists. The Arkansas State Red Wolves are shooting 33.1 percent from beyond the arc and 70.9 percent from the free throw line. The Arkansas State Red Wolves are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.9 rebounds per game. The Arkansas State Red Wolves have lost four of their last five home games.
The Trojans are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 vs. Sun Belt, 0-5 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Red Wolves are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss. The Trojans are 0-5 ATS in the last 5 meetings, the underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the over is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Arkansas St.
The Arkansas State Red Wolves already beat Little Rock by eight points on the road this season and have won four of the last five meetings overall. The Little Rock Trojans are also being outscored by 14 points on the road this season and haven't won a game over in over a month. I have no choice but to eat the reasonable chalk with ASU on its home court.