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Arkansas State vs. Texas-Arlington - 2/16/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Texas-Arlington at Arkansas State
Date & Time Saturday February 16, 2019, 5:00 PM (EST)
Location
ASU Convocation Center
Jonesboro, Arkansas
The Line
Arkansas State Red Wolves +2 O/U: 138.5
TV Channel
ESPN+
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NCAA BB | Texas-Arlington at Arkansas State
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The Texas-Arlington Mavericks and the Arkansas State Red Wolves will match up on the college basketball circuit Saturday.

Texas-Arlington is sitting at 12-13 on the year. Following a three-game win streak over Texas State, Coastal Carolina and Appalachian State, the Mavericks lost their last game versus Little Rock.

In the loss to the Trojans, UT-Arlington’s only double-digit scorer was Brian Warren on 10 points, two rebounds and two assists. Leading the rebounding with 11 for the Mavericks in that one was Jabari Narcis, who also registered three points.

Over on the Arkansas State side, they’re 10-15 this year. The Red Wolves have lost four of their last five games, falling to Coastal Carolina, South Alabama, Troy and Texas State in that time.

In the loss to the Bobcats, Arkansas State’s Ty Cockfield led the charge on 39 points with two rebounds and two assists. Tristin Walley added 12 points and six rebounds for the Red Wolves in that one, and Shaquillo Fritz put up 10 rebounds.

The Mavericks are 5-0 ATS in their last five Saturday games and 9-1 ATS in their last 10 overall. TX-Arlington is 9-1 ATS in their last 10 versus the Sun Belt and 5-1 ATS in their last six road games.

Meanwhile, the Red Wolves are 1-6 ATS in their last seven Saturday games and 1-10 ATS in their last 11 overall. Arkansas State is 1-10 ATS in their last 11 versus the Sun Belt and 0-5 ATS in their last five home games.

Texas-Arlington was looking pretty good during their three-game win streak, with at least 74 points in each outing. That changed against Little Rock, but granted the Trojans are playing better these days and have morphed themselves into a plucky squad.

As for the Red Wolves, they haven’t had much luck at home (or on the road, for that matter) lately, and I don’t see them stopping the Mavericks here. I’m going with TX-Arlington on the cover. (ATS trend-wise, the Mavericks are red hot and the Wolves are ice cold, so it makes sense.)

Pick:
Texas-Arlington Mavericks -2

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