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Arkansas-Little Rock vs. South Alabama - 1/12/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
South Alabama at Arkansas-Little Rock
Date & Time Saturday January 12, 2019, 4:00 PM (EST)
Location
Jack Stephens Center
Little Rock, Arkansas
The Line
The Line: Arkansas-Little Rock -3 -- Over/Under: 144.5
TV Channel
ESPN+
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The South Alabama Jaguars and Little Rock Trojans meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Jack Stephens Center.

The South Alabama Jaguars look for another win after winning five of their last seven games. The South Alabama Jaguars are averaging 73.4 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 69.6 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Kory Holden is averaging 15 points and 3.6 assists while Rodrick Sikes is averaging 14.5 points and 2.3 rebounds. Josh Ajayi is the third double-digit scorer and Trhae Mitchell is grabbing 6.4 rebounds. The South Alabama Jaguars are shooting 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and 63 percent from the free throw line. The South Alabama Jaguars are allowing 32.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.8 rebounds per game. The South Alabama Jaguars have lost all five road games this season.

The Little Rock Trojans have a chance to win back-to-back games for the first time since the first two games of the season. The Little Rock Trojans are averaging 77.5 points on 49.3 percent shooting and allowing 77.9 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Rayjon Tucker is averaging 21.6 points and 7.2 rebounds while Markquis Nowell is averaging 12 points and 4.3 assists. Nikola Maric is the third double-digit scorer and Kris Bankston is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Little Rock Trojans are shooting 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 62.7 percent from the free throw line. The Little Rock Trojans are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.5 rebounds per game. The Little Rock Trojans have won five of their last eight home games.

The Jaguars are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss, 13-6 ATS in their last 19 games following a ATS win and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games. The Trojans are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games following a ATS win, 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 home games and 4-9-1 ATS in their last 14 vs. Sun Belt. The Jaguars are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The under is 4-1 in Trojans last 5 home games. The over is 4-1 in Jaguars last 5 overall.

The Little Rock Trojans have won four of the last five meetings against the South Alabama Jaguars and have consistently been one of the better offensive teams in the country this season. South Alabama has lost all five of its road games this season and are losing by an average of 14.2 points while shooting just 40 percent from the field in those games. If the Little Rock Trojans can get loose offensively in this contest, the Jaguars don't stand much of a chance. I'll lay the bucket with Little Rock on its home court.

Pick:
Arkansas-Little Rock -3

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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