Arkansas State Red Wolves vs South Alabama Jaguars Odds
Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Mitchell Center Saturday as host South Alabama looks to handle the Arkansas State Red Wolves in NCAA hoops action.
This season, the Jaguars are 6-5 overall and 5-4 ATS ATS, while the Red Wolves are 7-5 and 3-6 ATS against the number. As for the totals, South Alabama boasts a 4-1-1 on the OU, and Arkansas State is 4-3.
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Red Wolves were listed as 6.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at .
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 253-ranked Jaguars and the No. 206-rated Red Wolves in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 75-73 win for the Red Wolves on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature South Alabama's No. 118-rated squad against Arkansas State's No. 140-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, South Alabama rates No. 87 in the country with 7.1 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 115 nationally with 6.7 per match.
Defensively, Arkansas State features the nation's No. 237-rated defense on the road, allowing 74 points per game. South Alabama, meanwhile, comes in at No. 243 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Arkansas State was an 87-70 winner at home against Louisiana-Lafayette. They covered the 7.5-point spread as favorites. Ed Townsel went off for 31 points and added 6 rebounds for good measure, leading Arkansas State to an 87-70 win over Louisiana-Lafayette on Thursday at ASU Convocation Center.
Last time out for South Alabama, they were a 77-62 winner as they battled Arkansas-Little Rock at home. They covered in the match as a 7-point favorite. The Jaguars grabbed a 77-62 win over the Trojans on Saturday, behind a 19-point effort from Augustine Rubit at Mitchell Center.
Arkansas State Red Wolves Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Middle Tennessee are 4-6
After playing Louisiana-Lafayette are 5-5
After a win are 6-4
South Alabama Jaguars Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Louisiana-Monroe are 5-4
After playing Arkansas-Little Rock are 5-5
After a win are 6-4
A few Red Wolves at Jaguars trends to consider:
Arkansas State is 4-13 SU in its last 17 games on the road
Arkansas State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against South Alabama
South Alabama is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Arkansas State
South Alabama is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Arkansas State
South Alabama is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games at home
South Alabama is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Arkansas State home to Middle Tennessee, Thursday, January 3
South Alabama at Louisiana-Monroe, Thursday, January 3