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Trojans open as college hoops underdog vs Jaguars

Arkansas-Little Rock TrojansSouth Alabama Jaguars
Dec 22, 3:05 PM | Mitchell Center

Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans vs South Alabama Jaguars Odds

8-5TEAM RECORD5-5

The South Alabama Jaguars will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans at Mitchell Center in NCAA basketball action.

The Jaguars sport records of 5-5 and 4-4 ATS heading into this battle, while the Trojans have 8-5 and 6-5 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 4-1 for the Jaguars and 4-1 for the Trojans.

View Arkansas-Little Rock vs South Alabama Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to go with the Jaguars in this one found them listed as 8.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Trojans was expected to move the line.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Jaguars at No. 266 and the Trojans at No. 114 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 73-70 result in favor of the Trojans.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature South Alabama's No. 99-rated squad against Arkansas-Little Rock's No. 178-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, South Alabama rates No. 90 in the country with 7 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 223 nationally with 5.7 per match.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Arkansas-Little Rock owns the country's No. 336-rated mark, allowing 83 points per game on the highway. South Alabama, on the other hand, rates No. 269 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Arkansas-Little Rock was a 75-73 loser at home against Louisiana Tech. They covered the 4-point spread as underdogs. Arkansas-Little Rock got 15 points from John Gillon but lost anyway, 75-73, to Louisiana Tech on Monday at Stephens Center.

South Alabama won its last outing, a 74-69 result against Texas A&M C.C. on December 16. The Jaguars got a 23-point performance from Augustine Rubit, who added 19 rebounds, as South Alabama ran past Texas A&M C.C. 74-69 on Sunday at Mitchell Center.

Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Louisiana-Lafayette are 8-2
After playing Louisiana Tech are 4-6
After a loss are 8-2

South Alabama Jaguars Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Arkansas State are 4-6
After playing Texas A&M C.C. are 1-0
After a win are 5-5

A few Trojans at Jaguars trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arkansas-Little Rock's last 6 games when playing on the road against South Alabama
Arkansas-Little Rock is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games when playing on the road against South Alabama
Arkansas-Little Rock is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of South Alabama's last 5 games when playing Arkansas-Little Rock
South Alabama is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against Arkansas-Little Rock
South Alabama is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games when playing Arkansas-Little Rock
South Alabama is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home

Next up:
Arkansas-Little Rock at Louisiana-Lafayette, Saturday, December 29
South Alabama home to Arkansas State, Saturday, December 29