Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans home to Western Kentucky Hilltoppers in NCAA Basketball betting action
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans Odds
The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Arkansas-Little Rock and Western Kentucky on Thursday, with the host Trojans trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
Supporters of the Hilltoppers have watched them go 10-5 and 9-5 ATS on the year, while the Trojans are at 8-7 and 6-7 ATS. In totals betting, the Trojans are 5-1-1, while the Hilltoppers have a 3-7 mark.
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Trojans as 1-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Trojans, most recently No. 146 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Hilltoppers, who rate No. 88 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 70-69 victory for the Hilltoppers.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Arkansas-Little Rock's No. 176-ranked offense, averaging 67.9 PPG, against a Hilltoppers defense that ranks No. 135 at 64.5 PPG. The Trojans field goal percentage has averaged 41.8% so far, less than the Hilltoppers marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.4% per game.
Defensively, Western Kentucky features the nation's No. 165-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.2 points per game. Arkansas-Little Rock, meanwhile, comes in at No. 164 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Western Kentucky was a 70-64 winner at home against North Texas. They covered the 3.5-point spread as favorites. Western Kentucky got 16 points from T.J. Price en route to a 70-64 victory over North Texas on Saturday at EA Diddle Arena.
In their last action, Arkansas-Little Rock was a 79-70 loser on the road against Louisiana-Lafayette. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as underdogs. The Trojans endured a 79-70 loss at the hands of the Ragin Cajuns on Saturday, despite a 17-point effort from Will Neighbour at Cajundome.
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Arkansas State are 7-3
After playing North Texas are 8-2
After a win are 7-3
Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Troy are 4-5
After playing Louisiana-Lafayette are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4
A few Hilltoppers at Trojans trends to consider:
Western Kentucky is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Arkansas-Little R
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Western Kentucky's last 6 games when playing on the road against Arkansas-Little R
Western Kentucky is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Arkansas-Little Rock is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Arkansas-Little Rock's last 9 games when playing Western Kentucky
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Arkansas-Little Rock's last 6 games when playing at home against Western Kentucky
Arkansas-Little Rock is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Western Kentucky at Arkansas State, Saturday, January 5
Arkansas-Little Rock at Troy, Saturday, January 5