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Texas-Arlington vs. Louisiana-Monroe - 2/23/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Louisiana-Monroe at Texas-Arlington
Date & Time Saturday February 23, 2019, 3:00 PM (EST)
Location
College Park Center
Arlington, Texas
The Line
The Line: Texas-Arlington -1 -- Over/Under: 139.5
TV Channel
ESPN+
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NCAA BB | Louisiana-Monroe at Texas-Arlington
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The Louisiana Monroe Warhawks and UT-Arlington Mavericks meet Saturday in college basketball action at the College Park Center.

The Louisiana Monroe Warhawks look for a victory after splitting their last 12 games. The Louisiana Monroe Warhawks are averaging 77.6 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 73.7 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Daishon Smith is averaging 22 points and 4.2 rebounds while Michael Ertel is averaging 15.3 points and 2.5 assists. Travis Munnings is the third double-digit scorer and JD Williams is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Louisiana Monroe Warhawks are shooting 39.2 percent from beyond the arc and 78.6 percent from the free throw line. The Louisiana Monroe Warhawks are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.6 rebounds per game. The Louisiana Monroe Warhawks have lost five of their last six road games.

The UT-Arlington Mavericks look for a victory after splitting their last eight games. The UT-Arlington Mavericks are averaging 67.7 points on 39.7 percent shooting and allowing 70 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Brian Warren is averaging 14.6 points and 3.6 assists while Edric Dennis is averaging 14.4 points and 4.7 rebounds. David Azore is dishing 1.5 assists and Andres Ibarguen is grabbing 7.2 rebounds. The UT-Arlington Mavericks are shooting 28 percent from beyond the arc and 74.1 percent from the free throw line. The UT-Arlington Mavericks are allowing 30.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.6 rebounds per game. The UT-Arlington Mavericks have won four of their last five home games.

The Warhawks are 19-7 ATS in their last 26 vs. Sun Belt, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Mavericks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games, 9-3 ATS in their last 12 vs. Sun Belt and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The underdog is 7-3-1 ATS in the last 11 meetings and the home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The under is 22-7 in Mavericks last 29 overall. The over is 5-2 in Warhawks last 7 overall.

Both of these teams have been covering machines all season long, as they're a combined 31-19 ATS on the season. The home team has won five of the last seven meetings between Louisiana Monroe and UT-Arlington. The Louisiana Monroe Warhawks have lost five of their last six road games, and they're losing on the road by an average of 4.1 points while shooting under 43 percent from the field. In a near toss-up contest, I'm going to give the edge to the UT-Arlington Mavericks and that defense on their home court.

Pick:
Texas-Arlington -1

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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