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Texas-Arlington vs. Georgia Southern - 01/05/2019 NCAA BB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Texas-Arlington - Georgia Southern
Date & Time Saturday January 5, 2019, 3:00 PM (EST)
Location
College Park Center
The Line
The Line: Texas-Arlington +4 — Over/Under: 151
TV Channel
ESPN+
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NCAA BB | Texas-Arlington - Georgia Southern
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The Georgia Southern Eagles and UT-Arlington Mavericks meet Saturday in college basketball action at the College Park Center.

The Georgia Southern Eagles need a victory here to snap a three-game losing streak. The Georgia Southern Eagles are averaging 80.3 points on 48.6 percent shooting and allowing 81.1 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Tookie Brown is averaging 16.6 points and 5.1 assists while Quan Jackson is averaging 15.9 points and 4.5 rebounds. Ike Smith is the third double-digit scorer and Isaiah Crawley is grabbing 5.2 rebounds. The Georgia Southern Eagles are shooting 30.6 percent from beyond the arc and 66.5 percent from the free throw line. The Georgia Southern Eagles are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.2 rebounds per game. The Georgia Southern Eagles have lost four straight road games.

The UT-Arlington Mavericks are getting desperate for a win after losing nine of their last 10 games. The UT-Arlington Mavericks are averaging 62 points on 37.7 percent shooting and allowing 71.3 points on 45 percent shooting. Brian Warren is averaging 14.1 points and 3.1 assists while Edric Dennis is averaging 13.5 points and five rebounds. David Azore is dishing 1.5 assists and Radshad Davis is grabbing 6.1 rebounds. The UT-Arlington Mavericks are shooting 24.3 percent from beyond the arc and 71.7 percent from the free throw line. The UT-Arlington Mavericks are allowing 28.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.8 rebounds per game. The UT-Arlington Mavericks have split their last six home games.

The Eagles are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games. The Mavericks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games, 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Sun Belt. The home team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings and the favorite is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings. The under is 14-2 in Mavericks last 16 overall. The over is 5-2 in Eagles last 7 road games.

The UT-Arlington Mavericks are simply not a good basketball team, as they're being outscored by 9.3 points on the season and 11.2 points in their last five games. The Georgia Southern Eagles have their issues as well, but they're still one of the higher scoring teams in the league and can beat up on teams that aren't ready to match their pace. The UT-Arlington Mavericks are sure to have trouble keeping up with the way they shoot the ball. I'll lay the reasonable number with Georgia Southern. 

Pick:
Georgia Southern Eagles -4

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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