Sun Belt Tournament - Arkansas State Troy Betting Preview
Troy Trojans vs Arkansas State Red Wolves Odds
Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the Arkansas State Red Wolves try to run the Troy Trojans off the court at Summit Arena in college hoops action.
This game is part of the Sun Belt Tournament which will decide the conference champion and help decide March Madness seedings. This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Summit Arena).
Arkansas State battles the Trojans, currently sitting with a 12-20 mark (18-10 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 13-11 for the Red Wolves and 10-14-1 for the Trojans.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Red Wolves - Trojans odds would favor the Red Wolves if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Arkansas State is rated No. 101 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Troy is at No. 300. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 71-60 win for the Red Wolves.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Arkansas State's No. 135-ranked scoring average of 69.1 PPG, against a Trojans defense rated No. 183 and allowing 66.7 PPG. The Red Wolves FG% has averaged 40.8% to date this season, more than the Trojans shooters have managed so far (39.8% per game).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Troy owns the country's No. 197-rated mark, allowing 70.7 points per game on the highway. Arkansas State, on the other hand, rates No. 141 in scoring at home.
In their last action, Troy was an 81-79 winner on the road against Florida Atlantic. They covered the 2.5-point spread as underdogs. Troy got 18 points from Emil Jones en route to an 81-79 victory over Florida Atlantic on Friday at Summit Arena.
Arkansas State lost its last outing, a 78-71 result against Arkansas-Little Rock on March 2. They failed to cover in that game as a 3-point favorite. Marcus Hooten went off for 25 points and added 4 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Arkansas-Little Rock handed Arkansas State a 78-71 defeat at Stephens Center.