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Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans vs Florida International Golden Panthers Odds
Arkansas-Little Rock travels to Florida International on Thursday, hoping to boost its 15-12 record with a victory over the Golden Panthers.
The Golden Panthers sit at 14-12 (10-8-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Trojans are currently 15-12 (13-12 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Florida International is 8-10 OU, and Arkansas-Little Rock is 12-6-1 OU.
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Golden Panthers installed as 4.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Golden Panthers sit at No. 244 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Trojans sit at No. 183 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Trojans will win this game 69-68.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Florida International's No. 260-rated squad against Arkansas-Little Rock's No. 202-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Florida International rates No. 85 in the country with 7.1 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 259 nationally with 5.3 per match.
Defensively, Arkansas-Little Rock features the nation's No. 270-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.7 points per game. Florida International, meanwhile, comes in at No. 100 nationally in scoring at home.
Arkansas-Little Rock lost its last outing, a 66-61 result against Middle Tennessee on February 16. They covered in that game as an 8.5-point underdog. Arkansas-Little Rock suffered a 66-61 loss against Middle Tennessee on Saturday, getting 12 points from Michael Javes in a losing effort at Stephens Center.
Last time out for Florida International, they were an 87-82 winner as they battled Western Kentucky at home. They covered in the match as a 2-point favorite. Florida International earned an 87-82 victory over Western Kentucky on Saturday, getting 20 points from Tymell Murphy at U.S. Century Bank Arena.
Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Florida Atlantic are 5-3
After playing Middle Tennessee are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3
Florida International Golden Panthers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing Louisiana-Monroe are 2-5
After playing Western Kentucky are 2-8
After a win are 6-4
A few Trojans at Golden Panthers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Arkansas-Little Rock's last 7 games on the road
Arkansas-Little Rock is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Florida Internati
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arkansas-Little Rock's last 6 games when playing on the road against Florida Internati
Arkansas-Little Rock is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Florida International's last 5 games when playing Arkansas-Little Rock
Florida International is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Florida International's last 5 games
Florida International is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games
Arkansas-Little Rock at Florida Atlantic, Saturday, February 23
Florida International at Louisiana-Monroe, Thursday, February 28