The San Diego Toreros (3-0) look to extend their hot start when they meet the winless Little Rock Trojans (0-3) at Jenny Craig Pavilion. San Diego opened as a 9.5-point favorite, while the Over/Under (O/U) for the game has been set at 128.5 points. Action begins at 10 p.m. ET on Monday, November 20, 2017.
Little Rock Trojans vs. San Diego Toreros ATS Preview
The Trojans were blown out by the Grand Canyon Antelopes in their last outing, 76-51. Andre Jones put together a good game for Little Rock, leading the team in scoring with 11 points on 4-for-15 shooting. Grand Canyon had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.596 vs. 0.300). Little Rock, meanwhile, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (26.7 vs. 21.4).
In the Toreros last matchup, they defeated the Norfolk State Spartans, 71-62. With 21 points on 7-for-14 shooting, Olin Carter III was the top scorer from either team. San Diego played a nearly perfect game. They had an effective field goal percentage of 0.520 and a turnover percentage of 13.7. For those same stats, Norfolk State put up marks of 0.406 and 16.7, respectively.
Half-court execution will be of utmost importance when two of the NCAAs slowest-paced teams face off. San Diego ranks 322nd in possessions per game (65.7) and Little Rock is 315th (66.1) dating back to last season.
The Trojans are 15-20 straight up (SU) and 10-18 against the spread (ATS) since last season. Vegas has had a tendency to place the total high when Little Rock is involved since last season as 64.3 percent of their games have finished under the O/U total.
The Toreros, on the other hand, have records of 16-18 SU and 17-11 ATS since last season. Games featuring San Diego have had no tendency in regards to the O/U total over that same period as there has been an even split between games finishing over and under.
Little Rock Trojans vs. San Diego Toreros ATS Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – San Diego, ATS Winner – Little Rock, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Trojans rank 37th in rebounds allowed per game (32.3) while the Toreros rank 106th (34.1).
- San Diego ranks 240th in assists per game (12.3) while Little Rock ranks 267th (11.8).
- San Diego ranks 73rd in three pointers attempted per game (23.7) while Little Rock ranks 251st (18.9).
- The Trojans rank 109th in blocks per game (3.7) while the Toreros rank 284th (1.9).
- Little Rock ranks 192nd in steals per game (5.7) while San Diego ranks 285th (4.0).