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Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans host Texas State Bobcats in college basketball action

Texas State BobcatsArkansas-Little Rock Trojans
5-13January 23, 2014, 08:00 | Stephens Center9-8

Texas State pays a visit to Arkansas-Little Rock on Thursday, hoping to send the Trojans to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Stephens Center.

The Trojans bring a 9-9 record (6-7 ATS) to this tilt against the 5-13 Bobcats, who are 3-10 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Arkansas-Little Rock go 4-8 so far and the Bobcats go 4-9.

View Texas State Bobcats vs Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans Odds and Stats.

The Bobcats were listed as 5.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 296-ranked Trojans and the No. 235-rated Bobcats in this matchup.

Last time out for Texas State, they were a 56-48 loser as they battled Texas-Arlington at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 3-point favorite. The Bobcats endured a 56-48 loss at the hands of the Mavericks on Saturday, despite a 10-point effort from Gordon Ball at Strahan Coliseum.

Arkansas-Little Rock was a 99-73 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Georgia State. They failed to cover the 12-point spread as underdogs. Arkansas-Little Rock was crushed on Saturday, getting blown out by Georgia State and falling by a 99-73 score at GSU Sports Arena.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Arkansas-Little Rock has the nation's No. 143-rated offensive output, at 72.06 PPG. The visiting Bobcats defense ranks No. 63 allowing on average 66.28 PPG. The Trojans FG% has averaged 44.13% so far, more than the Bobcats marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.63% per game.

Next up:
Texas State home to Troy, Saturday, January 25th
Arkansas-Little Rock at Arkansas State, Saturday, January 25th