UNC Asheville visit Arkansas-Little Rock
The Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans and UNC Asheville Bulldogs tip off at Dayton Arena on Tuesday with a spot in the Round of 64 March Madness dance at stake.
This matchup, featuring play in game odds that favor UNC Asheville, is one of four games to whittle down the field of 68 teams. It will decide which team faces Pitt to open the tournament in the Southwest Regional.
The Bulldogs will try to spoil to the party on Tuesday; they are 3-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Trojans are 13-14 ATS.
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Bulldogs listed as 3-point favorites
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Trojans, most recently No. 208 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Bulldogs, who rate No. 69 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 75-70 victory for the Bulldogs, which would cover the spread.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Arkansas-Little Rock's No. 201-ranked scoring average of 68 PPG, against a Bulldogs defense rated No. 190 and allowing 68.2 PPG. The Trojans FG% has averaged 42.6% to date this season, less than the Bulldogs shooters have managed so far (45.5% per game).
In their last action, UNC Asheville was a 60-47 winner on the road against Coastal Carolina. They covered the 5.5–point spread as underdogs. Chris Stephenson scored 14 points leading the Bulldogs to a 60-47 victory over Coastal Carolina at Kimbel Arena on Saturday.
Arkansas-Little Rock won its last outing, a 64-63 result against North Texas on March 8. They covered in that game as a 3.5-point underdog. If you think one of these teams can pull at upset against Pitt, the best underdog line on that game (along with a special 50% signup bonus) will probably be at Bovada.
Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
After playing North Texas are 4-6
After a win are 6-4
A few Bulldogs at Trojans trends to consider:
Arkansas-Little Rock is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Arkansas-Little Rock's last 5 games