Lindenwood Lions (3-9) vs. Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans (5-9)
January 4, 2023 8:30 pm EDT
The Line: Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans -6.5 / Lindenwood Lions +6.5; Over/Under: +147.5
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The Lindenwood Lions and Little Rock Trojans meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Jack Stephens Center. The Lindenwood Lions look for their seventh win. The Little Rock Trojans look for their sixth win.
The Lindenwood Lions are averaging 69.7 points on 42.3 percent shooting and allowing 71.1 points on 42.1 percent shooting. Chris Childs is averaging 13.9 points and 4.4 rebounds, while Kevin Caldwell Jr. is averaging 12.4 points and 3.9 rebounds. Cam Burrell is the third double-digit scorer and Keenon Cole is grabbing 4.2 rebounds. The Lindenwood Lions are shooting 31.1 percent from beyond the arc and 70.5 percent from the free throw line. The Lindenwood Lions are allowing 30.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.8 rebounds per game.
The Little Rock Trojans are averaging 73.4 points on 42.7 percent shooting and allowing 79.5 points on 47.2 percent shooting. Myron Gardner is averaging 13.7 points and 9.2 rebounds, while DJ Smith is averaging 11 points and 2.5 rebounds. Jordan Jefferson is the third double-digit scorer and DeAntoni Gordon is grabbing 5.5 rebounds. The Little Rock Trojans are shooting 31.5 percent from beyond the arc and 70.5 percent from the free throw line. The Little Rock Trojans are allowing 38.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.1 rebounds per game.
The Lions are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Trojans are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 Wednesday games. The over is 6-2 in Lions last 8 overall. The over is 8-3 in Trojans last 11 overall.
The Little Rock Trojans are the more talented team, and they do play their best ball at home, but they’ve also been underwhelming for much of the season and not a club I’m excited about backing in the favorite role. The Lindenwood Lions have been competitive despite their record, and their defense has improved over the last couple of weeks. Weird game, but I’ll take a chance with the underdog.