Louisiana-Monroe vs Texas-Arlington College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/8/21

Louisiana-Monroe vs Texas-Arlington College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/8/21 Photo by Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Texas-Arlington Mavericks (4-6) at Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks (4-5)

College Basketball: Friday, January 8, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Fant-Ewing Coliseum)

The Line: Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks +5 -- Over/Under: 139 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The UT Arlington Mavericks and UL Monroe Warhawks meet Friday in college basketball action at the Fant-Ewing Coliseum.

The UT Arlington Mavericks look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The UT Arlington Mavericks are averaging 81.5 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allowing 71.7 points on 42.7 percent shooting. Shahada Wells is averaging 15.6 points and 3.4 rebounds while Sam Griffin is averaging 12 points and 1.7 rebounds. David Azore is the third double-digit scorer and Fredelin De La Cruz is grabbing 6.9 rebounds. The UT Arlington Mavericks are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 69.3 percent from the free throw line. The UT Arlington Mavericks are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.3 rebounds per game.

The UL Monroe Warhawks look for a win to get back to a .500 record. The UL Monroe Warhawks are averaging 65.7 points on 40.7 percent shooting and allowing 68 points on 41.2 percent shooting. Russell Harrison is averaging 13.4 points and 2.3 assists while Koreem Ozier is averaging 12 points and five rebounds. Marco Morency is dishing 1.1 assists and Josh Nicholas is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The UL Monroe Warhawks are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 69.5 percent from the free throw line. The UL Monroe Warhawks are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.4 rebounds per game.

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The Mavericks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Friday games. The over is 4-0 in Mavericks last 4 Friday games. The over is 44-18-1 in Warhawks last 63 home games. The under is 5-2 in Warhawks last 7 overall. The favorite is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings. The home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

The UT Arlington Mavericks are easily the more talented team here and will have the best player on the court. The UL Monroe Warhawks grind games out defensively, but they have zero offensive consistency and the game is pretty much over once the opponent starts pulling away. I have little confidence in the UL Monroe Warhawks right now. UT Arlington pulls away in the second half of this contest and covers the reasonable chalk. 

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Randy’s Pick UT Arlington Mavericks -5

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