South Alabama Jaguars vs Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans Odds
The Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans will be trying to slam the South Alabama Jaguars on Saturday when the teams tip off at Stephens Center in college betting action.
The Jaguars will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 9-9 ATS against the number this season, while the Trojans are 11-10 ATS. South Alabama is 7-7-1 on the totals; Arkansas-Little Rock is 9-5-1.
The Trojans were listed as 3.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 176 (Trojans) and the No. 175 (Jaguars) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 71-69 result in favor of the Trojans has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Arkansas-Little Rock has the nation's No. 185-rated offensive output, at 67.3 PPG. The visiting Jaguars defense ranks No. 214 allowing on average 68 PPG. The Trojans FG% has averaged 43.2% so far, more than the Jaguars marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.2% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, South Alabama owns the country's No. 284-rated mark, allowing 74.8 points per game on the highway. Arkansas-Little Rock, on the other hand, rates No. 125 in scoring at home.
South Alabama was a 74-62 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Arkansas State. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as underdogs. South Alabama got 18 points from Augustine Rubit but lost anyway, 74-62, to Arkansas State on Thursday at ASU Convocation Center.
Arkansas-Little Rock was a 62-57 winner in their most recent outing on the road against North Texas. They covered the 3-point spread as underdogs. The Trojans got 11 points from Josh Hagins as Arkansas-Little Rock ran past North Texas 62-57 on Saturday at The Super Pit.
South Alabama Jaguars Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
Before playing Troy are 5-5
After playing Arkansas State are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3
Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Louisiana-Monroe are 6-4
After playing North Texas are 6-4
After a win are 5-5
South Alabama home to Troy, Thursday, February 7
Arkansas-Little Rock at Louisiana-Monroe, Thursday, February 7