Troy vs. Texas-Arlington - 3/3/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Troy vs. Texas-Arlington - 3/3/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Glenn Beil-USA TODAY Sports

Texas-Arlington Mavericks (13-17) at Troy Trojans (9-21)

College Basketball: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Trojan Arena)

The Line: Troy Trojans +6 -- Over/Under: 141.5

TV: ESPN+

The UT-Arlington Mavericks and Troy Trojans meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the Trojan Arena.

The UT-Arlington Mavericks need a win after splitting their last 10 games. The UT-Arlington Mavericks are averaging 70.6 points on 41.3 percent shooting and allowing 68.7 points on 41.2 percent shooting. David Azore is averaging 14.8 points and 3.8 assists while Brian Warren is averaging 12.4 points and 2.6 rebounds. Radshad Davis is dishing 1.5 assists and Sam Griffin is grabbing 1.2 rebounds. The UT-Arlington Mavericks are shooting 30.8 percent from beyond the arc and 75.4 percent from the free throw line. The UT-Arlington Mavericks are allowing 29.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.4 rebounds per game. The UT-Arlington Mavericks have split their last six road games. 

The Troy Trojans need a win after losing 10 of their last 12 games. The Troy Trojans are averaging 68.9 points on 39.8 percent shooting and allowing 73.3 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Darian Adams is averaging 12.5 points and 3.5 assists while Ty Gordon is averaging 12.3 points and three rebounds. Zay Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Desmond Williams is dishing 1.5 assists. The Troy Trojans are shooting 31.7 percent from beyond the arc and 67.5 percent from the free throw line. The Troy Trojans are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.6 rebounds per game. The Troy Trojans have lost four straight home games.

The favorite is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings. The home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

The UT-Arlington Mavericks can be a bit hit or miss, but they've proven they can get the job done on the road, and they've comfortably been the better team this season overall. The Troy Trojans have not only lost 10 of their last 12 games, but they're losing their last five games by an average of 12.2 points while shooting 36.5 percent from the field. Backing the Troy Trojans in their current form simply isn't an option for me, as they seem to get worse each time they take the court. Give me the UT-Arlington Mavericks and the reasonable chalk.

Randy’s Pick UT-Arlington Mavericks -6

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.