NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Golden Panthers underdogs vs Red Wolves at Arkansas State
Florida International Golden Panthers vs Arkansas State Red Wolves Odds
Arkansas State will look to improve on its 10-5 record on Thursday when they host Florida International in NCAA basketball odds action at ASU Convocation Center.
This season, the Red Wolves are 10-5 overall and 6-6 ATS ATS, while the Golden Panthers are 7-7 and 3-3-1 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Arkansas State boasts a 6-4 on the OU, and Florida International is 2-4.
The visitors opened as 10-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Red Wolves - Golden Panthers odds would favor the Red Wolves if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Arkansas State is rated No. 130 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Florida International is at No. 224. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 75-67 win for the Red Wolves.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Golden Panthers rank No. 182 in NCAA Division 1 with 35.1 per game. That compares with Arkansas State’s No. 107 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Arkansas State is college basketball's No. 147-ranked team at 6.3 per game, while the Golden Panthers rate No. 99 with 6.9 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Florida International owns the country's No. 227-rated mark, allowing 73.1 points per game on the highway. Arkansas State, on the other hand, rates No. 121 in scoring at home.
Florida International was a 74-72 winner in its last match at home against Bethune-Cookman. Tymell Murphy scored 20 points and helped out with 10 rebounds for Florida International on Monday, leading the Golden Panthers to a 74-72 victory over Bethune-Cookman at U.S. Century Bank Arena.
Arkansas State was a 75-61 winner in its last match at home against Western Kentucky. They covered the 6-point spread as favorites. Ed Townsel went off for 25 points and added 5 rebounds, leading Arkansas State over Western Kentucky, 75-61, on Saturday at ASU Convocation Center.
Florida International Golden Panthers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing Arkansas-Little Rock are 4-6
After a win are 4-6
Arkansas State Red Wolves Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Louisiana-Lafayette are 3-7
After playing Western Kentucky are 4-6
After a win are 7-3
A few Golden Panthers at Red Wolves trends to consider:
Florida International is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Arkansas State
Florida International is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Florida International is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Arkansas State
Arkansas State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Florida International
Arkansas State is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games at home
Arkansas State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Arkansas State is 15-5 SU in its last 20 games when playing Florida International
Florida International at Arkansas-Little Rock, Saturday, January 12
Arkansas State at Louisiana-Lafayette, Saturday, January 12