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Texas-Arlington MavericksTexas State Bobcats
6-10January 18, 2014, 05:30 | Strahan Coliseum5-12



The Texas State Bobcats will try to cover the spread at Strahan Coliseum on Saturday when they get a visit from the Texas-Arlington Mavericks in NCAA basketball action.

The Mavericks will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 4-6-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Bobcats are 3-9 ATS. Texas-Arlington is 5-6 on the totals; Texas State is 4-8.

View Texas-Arlington Mavericks vs Texas State Bobcats Odds and Stats.

If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Mavericks were listed as 1-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 207-rated Bobcats and the No. 213-ranked Mavericks, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

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Texas-Arlington lost its last outing, a 90-70 result against Louisiana-Lafayette on January 11. They failed to cover in that game as a 9.5-point underdog. Texas-Arlington was crushed on Saturday, getting blown out by Louisiana-Lafayette and falling by a 90-70 score at Cajundome.

Texas State lost its last outing, an 81-58 result against Louisiana-Lafayette on January 13. They failed to cover in that game as a 7.5-point underdog. Texas State was crushed on Monday, getting blown out by Louisiana-Lafayette and falling by an 81-58 score at Cajundome.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Texas State's No. 246-ranked offense, averaging 63.35 PPG, against a Mavericks defense that ranks No. 252 at 80.56 PPG. The Bobcats field goal percentage has averaged 44.35% so far, more than the Mavericks marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.45% per game.

A few Mavericks at Bobcats trends to consider:
Texas-Arlington is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games
Texas-Arlington is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Texas-Arlington is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Texas State
Texas-Arlington is 5-12 SU in its last 17 games when playing on the road against Texas State
Texas State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Texas State is 6-14 SU in its last 20 games at home
Texas State is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing Texas-Arlington
Texas State is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games when playing at home against Texas-Arlington


Next up:
Texas-Arlington home to Troy, Thursday, January 23rd
Texas State at Arkansas-Little Rock, Thursday, January 23rd

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