The UT Arlington Mavericks and UT Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros meet Thursday in college basketball action at the UTRGV Fieldhouse. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The UT Arlington Mavericks Betting Preview
The UT Arlington Mavericks are averaging 66.3 points on 40.9 percent shooting and allowing 66.7 points on 43.6 shooting. Kyron Gibson is averaging 11.1 points and 2.1 rebounds, while Shemar Wilson is averaging 10.9 points and 7.8 rebounds. Chendall Weaver is dishing 1.8 assists and Aaron Cash is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The UT Arlington Mavericks are shooting 31.4 percent from beyond the arc and 65.4 percent from the free throw line. The UT Arlington Mavericks are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.7 rebounds per game.
The UT Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros Betting Preview
The UT Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros are averaging 78.3 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 77.9 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Justin Johnson is averaging 20.9 points and 5.1 rebounds, while Will Johnson is averaging 14.7 points and 3.8 assists. Dima Zdor is grabbing 5.1 rebounds and Sherman Brashear is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The UT Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 70.4 percent from the free throw line. The UT Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros are allowing 33.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34 rebounds per game.
Texas-Arlington vs UTRGV Trends
The Mavericks are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Vaqueros are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games. The over is 5-0 in Mavericks last 5 overall. The under is 5-0 in Vaqueros last 5 overall.
Randy’s Free Pick
The UTRGV Vaqueros play their best ball at home, and they're probably the better team here overall, but they're in rough shape this week and aren't a team I'm excited to back in the favorite role. The Texas-Arlington Mavericks are playing the better ball over the last week, and they're 5-3 ATS on the road. I'll grab the free bucket.