Troy Trojans host Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans in college basketball action
Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans vs Troy Trojans Odds
Arkansas-Little Rock travels to Troy on Saturday, hoping to boost its 9-7 record with a victory over the Trojans.
Troy will face the 9-7 Trojans, who own a 7-7 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Trojans are 3-5 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Trojans are 6-1-1 favoring the OVER.
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Trojans were listed as 1-point favorites earlier in the day at Bovada.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Trojans sit at No. 296 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Trojans sit at No. 146 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Trojans will win this game 68-60.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Troy has the nation's No. 294-rated offensive output, at 61.7 PPG. The visiting Trojans defense ranks No. 168 allowing on average 65.8 PPG. The Trojans FG% has averaged 38.2% so far, less than the Trojans marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.2% per game.
Defensively, Arkansas-Little Rock features the nation's No. 328-rated defense on the road, allowing 81 points per game. Troy, meanwhile, comes in at No. 323 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Arkansas-Little Rock was a 75-67 winner at home against Western Kentucky. They covered the 2-point spread as underdogs. Leroy Isler scored 13 points leading the Trojans to a 75-67 victory over Western Kentucky at Stephens Center on Thursday.
Last time out for Troy, they were a 76-59 loser as they battled North Texas on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 12-point underdog. The Trojans got 13 points from Westley Hinton, but it was North Texas that prevailed in a 76-59 final on Thursday at The Super Pit.
Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing North Texas are 3-7
After playing Western Kentucky are 5-5
After a win are 4-6
Troy Trojans Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Louisiana-Monroe are 2-5
After playing North Texas are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7
A few Trojans at Trojans trends to consider:
Arkansas-Little Rock is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Arkansas-Little Rock is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Troy is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Arkansas-Little Rock
Troy is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
Troy is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games
Arkansas-Little Rock home to North Texas, Thursday, January 10
Troy home to Louisiana-Monroe, Thursday, January 10