UT Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros vs. UT Arlington Mavericks ATS Prediction

Victor TrejosArticles, Basketball, College Basketball

Expect a fast-paced game when the UT Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros (5-4) visit UT Arlington to take on the Mavericks (3-4). Action starts at 3 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 1, 2018.

UT Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros vs. UT Arlington Mavericks ATS Odds

Both teams lost in their last game. The Mavericks fell to the Tulsa Golden Hurricane, 72-58, while the Vaqueros were defeated by the Houston Cougars, 58-53.

UT Rio Grande Valley had an offensive rebounding percentage of 37.2 (above their season average of 29.3) while UT Arlington had a better free throw rate (0.153 vs. 0.068). Brian Warren had a solid performance for UT Arlington, finishing with 15 points and seven assists. UT Rio Grande Valley, meanwhile, was led by Jordan Jackson, who contributed 12 points and nine rebounds.

The Mavericks won the sole contest between these two teams last year, 86-65. UT Arlington’s rebounding was their biggest advantage. The Mavericks had more offensive rebounds (14 vs. eight), defensive rebounds (39 vs. 30) and total rebounds (53 vs. 38).

There could be plenty of transition offense in this matchup that features two of the nation’s more fast-breaking teams. UT Arlington ranks 39th in possessions per game (73.1) and UT Rio Grande Valley is 13th (74.9) dating back to last season.

UT Rio Grande Valley vs. UT Arlington ATS Pick

Free Prediction: SU Winner – UT Arlington, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • UT Arlington ranks 40th in rebounds per game (38.5) while UT Rio Grande Valley ranks 321st in rebounds allowed per game (40.8).
  • The Mavericks average 15.1 assists per game, which ranks 68th in the NCAA. The Vaqueros rank 263rd in assists allowed per game (14.7).
  • UT Arlington averages 3.9 blocks per game, which is ranked 82nd in the nation. UT Rio Grande Valley ranks 219th in blocks allowed per game (3.9).
  • The Vaqueros rank 40th in three pointers allowed per game (19.5) while the Mavericks rank 308th (25.8).
  • UT Rio Grande Valley averages 7.8 steals per game, which ranks 21st in the NCAA. UT Arlington ranks 236th in steals allowed per game (7.0).