Troy Trojans visit Arkansas State Red Wolves in college basketball clash
Troy Trojans vs Arkansas State Red Wolves Odds
The visiting Troy Trojans hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at ASU Convocation Center against the Arkansas State Red Wolves.
The Red Wolves are 17-9 so far on the season, and 12-11 ATS vs. the number. The Trojans, meanwhile, are 11-17 and 15-9 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Arkansas State go 12-9 and the Trojans go 9-11-1 on the totals.
Bettors looking to side with Arkansas State in this one found them as 13-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Red Wolves at No. 106 and the Trojans at No. 306 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 73-61 result in favor of the Red Wolves.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Trojans rank No. 249 in NCAA Division 1 with 33 per game. That compares with Arkansas State’s No. 97 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Arkansas State is college basketball's No. 119-ranked team at 6.6 per game, while the Trojans rate No. 116 with 6.7 per game.
Defensively, Troy features the nation's No. 209-rated defense on the road, allowing 71 points per game. Arkansas State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 124 nationally in scoring at home.
Troy was a 76-66 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Louisiana-Lafayette. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as underdogs. Troy got 20 points from Deonata Jethroe but lost anyway, 76-66, to Louisiana-Lafayette on Thursday at Cajundome.
In their last action, Arkansas State was an 87-54 winner on the road against Louisiana-Monroe. They covered the 10.5-point spread as favorites. The Red Wolves blew out Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday, running up a 20+ point victory in an 87-54 win at Fant-Ewing Coliseum.
Troy Trojans Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Middle Tennessee are 7-3
After playing Louisiana-Lafayette are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5
Arkansas State Red Wolves Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing North Texas are 5-5
After playing Louisiana-Monroe are 1-9
After a win are 7-3
A few Trojans at Red Wolves trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Troy's last 5 games when playing on the road against Arkansas State
Troy is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games on the road
Arkansas State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Arkansas State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Arkansas State's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arkansas State's last 5 games when playing at home against Troy
Troy home to Middle Tennessee, Thursday, February 28
Arkansas State at North Texas, Thursday, February 28