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Texas-Arlington vs. Arkansas State - 1/17/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Arkansas State at Texas-Arlington
Date & Time Thursday January 17, 2019, 8:00 PM (EST)
Location
College Park Center
Arlington, Texas
The Line
The Line: Texas-Arlington -4.5 -- Over/Under: 142
TV Channel
ESPN+
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The Arkansas State Red Wolves and UT-Arlington Mavericks meet Thursday in college basketball action at the College Park Center.

The Arkansas State Red Wolves need a win here to get back to a .500 record. The Arkansas State Red Wolves are averaging 73.5 points on 40.5 percent shooting and allowing 79.8 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Ty Cockfield is averaging 21.2 points and 3.5 assists while Marquis Eaton is averaging 12.5 points and 3.1 rebounds. Grantham Gillard is grabbing 5.6 rebounds and Tristin Walley is dishing 1.1 assists. The Arkansas State Red Wolves are shooting 32.8 percent from beyond the arc and 74 percent from the free throw line. The Arkansas State Red Wolves are allowing 33.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.8 rebounds per game. The Arkansas State Red Wolves have lost six of their last seven road games.

The UT-Arlington Mavericks could also use a win after splitting their last six games. The UT-Arlington Mavericks are averaging 63.3 points on 38.4 percent shooting and allowing 70.9 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Brian Warren is averaging 13.8 points and three assists while Edric Dennis is averaging 13.6 points and 4.4 rebounds. David Azore is dishing 1.6 assists and Radshad Davis is grabbing 5.8 rebounds. The UT-Arlington Mavericks are shooting 26.1 percent from beyond the arc and 71.7 percent from the free throw line. The UT-Arlington Mavericks are allowing 29.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.9 rebounds per game. The UT-Arlington Mavericks have lost four of their last five home games.

The Red Wolves are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games, 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Mavericks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Sun Belt and 11-5-1 ATS in their last 17 home games. The under is 17-5 in Mavericks last 22 overall. The over is 20-7 in Red Wolves last 27 vs. Sun Belt.

The UT-Arlington Mavericks just beat the Arkansas State Red Wolves by 26 points on the road last week and has won each of the last four meetings against them rather comfortably. The Arkansas State Red Wolves struggle defensively on the road where they're losing by an average of almost 15 points and they're just 3-7 ATS in non-home games this season. The UT-Arlington Mavericks have been hit or miss all season long and its been no different at home where they've lost four of their last five. However, Arkansas State has been awful on the road this season and just got their boots smoked by the Cavs a few days ago. I'll lay the buckets with UT-Arlington at home.

Pick:
Texas-Arlington -4.5

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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