Trojans open as college hoops underdog vs Trojans
Troy Trojans vs Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans Odds
Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Stephens Center Thursday as host Arkansas-Little Rock looks to handle the Troy Trojans in NCAA hoops action.
The Trojans will look to vanquish their hosts on Thursday, as they are 3-3 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Trojans are 3-3 ATS. Troy is 1-2 against the total, while Arkansas-Little Rock is 0-0 versus the number.
The Trojans were listed as 9.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 113 (Trojans) and the No. 301 (Trojans) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 63-57 result in favor of the Trojans has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Arkansas-Little Rock's No. 233 nationally ranked offense (65.1 points per game) against a Trojans defense that sits as the No. 164 at 65.7 PPG. The Trojans have been averaging 41.4% from the field, more than the Trojans have managed so far this season (38.1% on average).
Defensively, Troy features the nation's No. 204-rated defense on the road, allowing 72 points per game. Arkansas-Little Rock, meanwhile, comes in at No. 211 nationally in scoring at home.
Troy lost its last outing, a 75-55 result against UAB on November 27. They failed to cover in that game as a 5.5-point underdog. The Trojans were hammered by UAB on Tuesday, losing by a 75-55 final at Trojan Arena in college basketball betting action.
Arkansas-Little Rock was a 74-62 loser in its last match at home against South Carolina. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as underdogs. Will Neighbour scored 19 points in a futile effort to lead the Trojans to a win (they lost 74-62 to South Carolina at Puerto Vallarta ICC on Sunday).
Troy Trojans Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Western Kentucky are 3-7
After playing UAB are 3-2
After a loss are 4-6
Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Louisiana-Monroe are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4
A few Trojans at Trojans trends to consider:
Troy is 5-15 SU in its last 20 games on the road
Arkansas-Little Rock is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Arkansas-Little Rock is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Troy
Troy home to Western Kentucky, Saturday, December 1
Arkansas-Little Rock home to Louisiana-Monroe, Saturday, December 1