Georgia State Panthers at UT Arlington Mavericks Betting Prediction 01/03/19

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The Georgia State Panthers (9-4) will be at the College Park Center to clash with the UT Arlington Mavericks (4-9) in a SBC matchup. Action gets underway at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday, January 3, 2019.

Georgia State Panthers vs. UT Arlington Mavericks ATS Odds

Both teams were victorious in their last game. The Mavericks had no trouble getting past the Texas-Tyler Patriots 90-66, while the Panthers beat the East Tennessee State Buccaneers 74-68.

The Panthers had a much better free throw rate (0.368 vs. 0.162) and had a better effective field goal percentage (0.465 vs. 0.378). The Mavericks, on the other hand, had a much better free throw rate (0.296 vs. 0.148) and had a much better turnover percentage (13.6 vs. 26.6). UT Arlington’s Edric Dennis had a good game, finishing with 20 points. Meanwhile, Georgia State rallied around Jeff Thomas, who had 26 points and five rebounds.

The Panthers took this series last year, securing victories in two out of three games. In the last game, Georgia State won 74-61. Georgia State had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.518 vs. 0.333). UT Arlington, meanwhile, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (45.2 vs. 25.0). This is the first time these teams will meet this year.

D’Marcus Simonds has taken his game to another level recently for Georgia State, averaging 0 points over the last five games.

This has potential to be a sloppy game for the offense of UT Arlington. UT Arlington ranks 329th in the country in ball protection (turnover percentage of 22.7 percent), while the gambling defense of Georgia State forces the 76th-most turnovers in the NCAA (22.8 percent).

Georgia State vs. UT Arlington Free Pick

Basketball Tip: SU Winner – UT Arlington, ATS Winner – Georgia State, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • UT Arlington ranks 95th in three pointers allowed per game (21.4) while Georgia State ranks 232nd (26.9).
  • The Mavericks average 35.8 rebounds per game, which ranks 146th in the NCAA. The Panthers rank 194th in rebounds allowed per game (38.4).
  • The Panthers rank 24th in steals allowed per game (5.2) while the Mavericks rank 131st (6.8).
  • Georgia State ranks 34th in blocks per game (4.9) while UT Arlington ranks 133rd (2.7).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Mavericks have scored an average of 72.6 points per game (8.1 above their season average) and allowed an average of 68.2 points per game (3.3 below their season average).
  • The Panthers have been outscored by an average of 2.8 points in their last five games. For the season, Georgia State has defeated opponents by an average of 3.8 points.