Arkansas State Red Wolves at UT Arlington Mavericks ATS Prediction 01/17/19

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The Arkansas State Red Wolves (8-9, 2-2 SBC) will be at the College Park Center to square off with the UT Arlington Mavericks (6-11, 2-2 SBC) in a SBC matchup. Action gets underway at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday, January 17, 2019.

Arkansas State Red Wolves vs. UT Arlington Mavericks Betting Odds

In their last contest, the Mavericks edged the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers, 61-58, while the Red Wolves lost to the Troy Trojans, 90-85.

UT Arlington played a nearly perfect game. They had an effective field goal percentage of 0.490 (above their season average of 0.441) and a turnover percentage of 18.3 (better than their season average of 19.2). Coastal Carolina recorded marks of 0.459 and 19.5, respectively, for those same stats. Arkansas State, meanwhile, had an offensive rebounding percentage of 41.0 (above their season average of 33.2). UT Arlington’s Edric Dennis had a good outing, putting up 19 points. Arkansas State received a boost from Ty Cockfield II, who had 31 points and six rebounds.

The Mavericks won the sole game between these two teams last year, 97-71. Getting to the charity stripe was one of UT Arlington’s largest advantages. They had 25 free throw attempts, while Arkansas State had just 14. This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

The physical Arkansas State offense might be living from the charity stripe in this showdown. The Red Wolves rank 40th in the country with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.286, while UT Arlington ranks 305th in FTA rate allowed (0.281).

Arkansas State vs. UT Arlington Free Pick

College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – UT Arlington, ATS Winner – UT Arlington, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Arkansas State ranks 48th in rebounds per game (39.1) while UT Arlington ranks 130th (36.1).
  • The Mavericks average 24.2 three pointers per game, which ranks 102nd in the NCAA. The Red Wolves rank 117th in three pointers allowed per game (22.1).
  • The Red Wolves average 4.2 blocks per game, which ranks 55th in the nation. The Mavericks rank 106th in blocks allowed per game (3.6).
  • Arkansas State averages 6.5 steals per game, which ranks 107th in the NCAA. UT Arlington ranks 124th in steals allowed per game (6.7).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Red Wolves have scored an average of 81.4 points per game (6.2 above their season average) and allowed an average of 77.0 points per game (0.2 below their season average).
  • The Mavericks’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 5.0, down from 5.7 for the season.