Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs Texas-Arlington Mavericks Odds
College Park Center features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host Texas-Arlington Mavericks and the visiting Louisiana Tech Bulldogs in college hoops action on Saturday.
Texas-Arlington battles the Bulldogs, currently sitting with a 11-3 mark (8-3 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 0-6 for the Mavericks and 4-3 for the Bulldogs.
Bettors looking to side with Texas-Arlington in this one found them as 1-point underdogs earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at before gametime.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Mavericks sit at No. 62 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Bulldogs sit at No. 83 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Bulldogs will win this game 73-65.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Texas-Arlington has the nation's No. 320-rated offensive output, at 58.7 PPG. The visiting Bulldogs defense ranks No. 146 allowing on average 64.7 PPG. The Mavericks FG% has averaged 39.6% so far, less than the Bulldogs marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.8% per game.
Defensively, Louisiana Tech features the nation's No. 163-rated defense on the road, allowing 70 points per game. Texas-Arlington, meanwhile, comes in at No. 336 nationally in scoring at home.
Louisiana Tech was an 81-72 winner in its last match at home against New Mexico State. They covered the 5.5-point spread as favorites. Alex Hamilton scored 20 points leading the Bulldogs to an 81-72 victory over New Mexico State at Thomas Center on Monday.
Last time out for Texas-Arlington, they were a 64-46 loser as they battled Boise State at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 4-point underdog. Texas-Arlington suffered a 64-46 loss against Boise State on Wednesday, getting 9 points from Karol Gruszecki in a losing effort at College Park Center.
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
After playing New Mexico State are 4-6
After a win are 8-2
Texas-Arlington Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Texas-San Antonio are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4
A few Bulldogs at Mavericks trends to consider:
Louisiana Tech is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Texas-Arlington is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games at home
Texas-Arlington is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
Louisiana Tech at Texas State, Thursday, January 10
Texas-Arlington at Texas-San Antonio, Thursday, January 10