College baskeball point spread favors Mavericks in battle with Bobcats
Texas State Bobcats vs Texas-Arlington Mavericks Odds
A key college battle sees the visiting Texas State Bobcats travelling to Texas-Arlington Thursday to take on the Mavericks.
The Mavericks currently sports a 10-9 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 8-7-1 ATS. The Bobcats are 7-16 and 9-11 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Mavericks produce a 4-10 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Bobcats have gone 10-6-1 against the number.
The Bobcats were listed as 10-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 68-rated Mavericks and the No. 280-ranked Bobcats, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 68-62 result in favor of the Mavericks.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Bobcats is ranked No. 209 in NCAA hoops at 34.1 per game. Contrast that with Texas-Arlington’s No. 24 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Texas-Arlington is the No. 298-ranked team in the country at 4.7 per game, while Texas State rates No. 112 at 6.7 per game.
Defensively, Texas State features the nation's No. 321-rated defense on the road, allowing 77.1 points per game. Texas-Arlington, meanwhile, comes in at No. 343 nationally in scoring at home.
Texas State was a 79-64 loser in their most recent outing at home against Denver. They failed to cover the 10.5-point spread as underdogs. Joel Wright chucked in a team-high 33 points for Texas State on Saturday, but they still came up short in losing 79-64 at Strahan Coliseum.
Last time out for Texas-Arlington, they were a 64-51 loser as they battled Louisiana Tech on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 9.5-point underdog. The Mavericks endured a 64-51 loss at the hands of the Bulldogs on Saturday, despite a 17-point effort from Brandon Edwards at Thomas Center.
Texas State Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Louisiana Tech are 0-1
After playing Denver are 0-1
After a loss are 1-9
Texas-Arlington Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Texas-San Antonio are 6-4
After playing Louisiana Tech are 2-1
After a loss are 6-4
A few Bobcats at Mavericks trends to consider:
Texas State is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Texas-Arlington
Texas State is 6-16 SU in its last 22 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas-Arlington's last 6 games at home
Texas-Arlington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Texas State
Texas-Arlington is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Texas State
Texas-Arlington is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games at home
Texas State at Louisiana Tech, Saturday, February 9
Texas-Arlington home to Texas-San Antonio, Saturday, February 9