The UT-Arlington Mavericks and the San Francisco Dons meet in college basketball action from the War Memorial Gym on Monday night.
The UT-Arlington Mavericks will try to snap a three-game losing skid after a 71-65 loss to Texas State last time out. Shemar Wilson leads the Mavericks in scoring and rebounding with 9.7 PPG and 8.2 RPG while Aaron Cash has 8.5 PPG and 3.9 RPG. Brandon Walker has 8.1 PPG and 4.8 RPG while Marlon Humphrey has a team-high 2.9 APG to lead the Mavericks in assists this season. As a team, UT-Arlington is averaging 68.6 PPG on 40.6% shooting from the field, 29.9% from three and 65.1% from the foul line this season.
The San Francisco Dons will be out to build on a 75-73 win over UNLV in their last game. Khalil Shabazz leads the Dons in scoring and assists with 14.5 PPG and 3.8 APG while also logging 5.9 RPG. Tyrell Roberts has 14.2 PPG and 3.6 RPG and Zane Meeks has 11.7 PPG with a team-high 6.8 RPG to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for San Francisco as the Dons’ top rebounder up to this point in the season. As a team, San Francisco is averaging 74.1 PPG on 43.4$ shooting from the field, 31.3% from three and 72.8% from the foul line this season.
UT-Arlington is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games against a team with a winning record while the under is 5-0 in their last 5 games following an ATS loss. San Francisco is 3-9 ATS in their last 12 home games against a team with a losing road record and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against a team with a winning percentage below .400 while the under is 5-1 in their last 6 home games.
I get the case to be made for either side in this game, but I think the better play here is to take the under. The Mavericks have been dreadful offensively this season and I don’t expect them to contribute much here and San Francisco has a tendency to play down to some competition as we saw them do just enough against Merrimack and I think we could see something similar here. Give me the under here.