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Trojans open as college hoops underdog vs Red Wolves

Arkansas-Little Rock TrojansArkansas State Red Wolves
10-9January 25, 2014, 08:05 | ASU Convocation Center10-7



Arkansas State looks to cover the Red Wolves-Trojans pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 10-7 mark when they host Arkansas-Little Rock in college basketball wagering action.

Arkansas State will face the 10-9 Trojans, who own a 6-7-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Red Wolves are 7-6 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Trojans are 4-8-1 favoring the OVER.

View Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans vs Arkansas State Red Wolves Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 9-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(.

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. 154 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Arkansas-Little Rock is at No. 296.

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Arkansas-Little Rock won its last outing, a 69-64 result against Texas State on January 23. They earned a push in that game as a 5-point favorite. The Trojans got 21 points from Will Neighbour as Arkansas-Little Rock ran past Texas State 69-64 on Thursday at Stephens Center.

In their last action, Arkansas State was an 82-77 loser on the road against Western Kentucky. They earned a push of the 5-point spread as underdogs. The Red Wolves endured an 82-77 loss at the hands of the Hilltoppers on Saturday, despite a 20-point effort from Kendrick Washington at EA Diddle Arena.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Arkansas State's No. 46-ranked scoring average of 77.53 PPG, against a Trojans defense rated No. 216 and allowing 74.84 PPG. The Red Wolves FG% has averaged 45.74% to date this season, more than the Trojans shooters have managed so far (44.25% per game).

A few Trojans at Red Wolves trends to consider:
Arkansas-Little Rock is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
Arkansas-Little Rock is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Arkansas-Little Rock is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games on the road
Arkansas-Little Rock is 3-7-1 ATS in its last 11 games when playing Arkansas State
Arkansas State is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Arkansas State is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games at home
Arkansas State is 12-5-1 ATS in its last 18 games when playing Arkansas-Little Rock
Arkansas State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Arkansas-Little Rock


Next up:
Arkansas-Little Rock home to Louisiana-Lafayette, Thursday, January 30th
Arkansas State at Louisiana-Monroe, Thursday, January 30th

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