Arkansas State South Alabama Betting Preview
South Alabama Jaguars vs Arkansas State Red Wolves Odds
Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Thursday when the Arkansas State Red Wolves try to run the South Alabama Jaguars off the court at ASU Convocation Center in college hoops action.
The Red Wolves sport records of 12-8 and 8-9 ATS heading into this battle, while the Jaguars have 11-8 and 9-8 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 7-8 for the Red Wolves and 6-7-1 for the Jaguars.
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Jaguars were listed as 7-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 141-rated Red Wolves and the No. 175-ranked Jaguars, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 73-69 result in favor of the Red Wolves.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Arkansas State's No. 148-ranked offense, averaging 68.8 PPG, against a Jaguars defense that ranks No. 210 at 67.7 PPG. The Red Wolves field goal percentage has averaged 41.1% so far, less than the Jaguars marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.4% per game.
Defensively, South Alabama features the nation's No. 282-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.9 points per game. Arkansas State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 169 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for South Alabama, they were a 60-58 winner as they battled Florida International at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 6-point favorite. The Jaguars grabbed a 60-58 win over the Golden Panthers on Sunday, behind a 13-point effort from Augustine Rubit at Mitchell Center.
Arkansas State won its last outing, a 63-38 result against Florida Atlantic on January 26. They covered in that game as a 10-point favorite. The Red Wolves blew out Florida Atlantic on Saturday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 63-38 win at ASU Convocation Center.
South Alabama Jaguars Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Arkansas-Little Rock are 7-3
After playing Florida International are 7-3
After a win are 5-5
Arkansas State Red Wolves Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-2
Before playing North Texas are 5-5
After playing Florida Atlantic are 4-5
After a win are 6-4
A few Jaguars at Red Wolves trends to consider:
South Alabama is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
South Alabama is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Arkansas State
South Alabama is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Arkansas State
Arkansas State is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Arkansas State's last 5 games
Arkansas State is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against South Alabama
Arkansas State is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
South Alabama at Arkansas-Little Rock, Saturday, February 2
Arkansas State home to North Texas, Saturday, February 2