UT Arlington Mavericks vs. Georgia Southern Eagles Free Prediction 01/24/19

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The UT Arlington Mavericks (8-11, 4-2 SBC) will be at W.S. Hanner Fieldhouse to clash against the Georgia Southern Eagles (12-7, 4-2 SBC) in a SBC matchup. The game gets underway at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, January 24, 2019.

UT Arlington Mavericks at Georgia Southern Eagles ATS Odds

Both teams were victorious in their last game. The Eagles barely escaped the South Alabama Jaguars 88-86, while the Mavericks were victorious over the Little Rock Trojans 82-73.

The Mavericks made 34 of their 39 free throws (87.2 percent) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.545 (above their season average of 0.442). Meanwhile, Georgia Southern’s free throw rate was their biggest advantage over South Alabama. The Eagles had a rate of 0.246 (above their season average of 0.241), while the Jaguars posted a mark of 0.143 (below their season average of 0.214). Montae Glenn had a solid game for Georgia Southern with 18 points and 13 rebounds. UT Arlington, meanwhile, was lifted by Edric Dennis, who recorded 32 points.

In their first matchup this year, Quan Jackson led the Eagles to a 77-64 victory. He was the game’s top overall scorer with 21 points. Converting at the free throw line was one of Georgia Southern’s largest strengths. They were 19-23 (82.6 percent), while the Mavericks were just 14-22 (63.6 percent).

It will be a showdown of opposite styles as the up-and-down Eagles will look to push the more half-court-oriented Mavericks. The Eagles rank sixth in possessions per game while the Mavericks are 197th. Additionally, the Mavericks rank 319th in turnover percentage (21.8 percent), while the Eagles rank 47th in opponents’ turnover percentage (22.3 percent).

UT Arlington Mavericks vs. Georgia Southern Eagles Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – Georgia Southern, ATS Winner – Georgia Southern, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • UT Arlington ranks 118th in three pointers attempted per game (23.5) while Georgia Southern ranks 222nd in three pointers allowed per game (24.7).
  • The Eagles average 3.9 blocks per game, which ranks 67th in the country. The Mavericks rank 101st in blocks allowed per game (3.5).
  • The Eagles rank 25th in steals allowed per game (5.1) while the Mavericks rank 123rd (6.6).
  • UT Arlington averages 35.7 rebounds per game, which ranks 137th in the NCAA. Georgia Southern ranks 197th in rebounds allowed per game (36.5).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Mavericks have scored an average of 71.4 points per game (5.5 above their season average) and allowed an average of 67.8 points per game (2.3 below their season average).
  • The Eagles’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 4.4, down from 7.3 for the season.