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Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans take on Jaguars in college basketball test

Arkansas-Little Rock TrojansSouth Alabama Jaguars
March 5, 9:45 PM | Summit Arena

Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans vs South Alabama Jaguars Odds

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The Jaguars will try to cover the spread at Summit Arena on Saturday when they get a visit from the Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans in college basketball action.

It's a game in the Sun Belt Tournament, which will decide the conference title, not to mention deciding which teams make the Field of 68. This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at Summit Arena.

The Trojans will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 9-14 ATS against the number this season, while the Jaguars are 10-11 ATS. Arkansas-Little Rock is 15-8 on the totals; South Alabama is 12-9.

View Arkansas-Little Rock vs South Alabama Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Trojans are listed as 2.5-point favorites at many online sportsbooks.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 257-ranked Jaguars and the No. 234-rated Trojans in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 70-68 win for the Trojans on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Trojans is ranked No. 239 in NCAA hoops at 33.7 per game. Contrast that with South Alabama’s No. 80 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, South Alabama is the No. 239-ranked team in the country at 5.6 per game, while Arkansas-Little Rock rates No. 95 at 7 per game.

Defensively, Arkansas-Little Rock features the nation's No. 232-rated defense on the road, allowing 73 points per game. South Alabama, meanwhile, comes in at No. 73 nationally in scoring at home.

Arkansas-Little Rock was a 72-69 loser in their most recent outing at home against North Texas. They failed to cover the 2–point spread as favorites. D'Andre Williams scored 11 points in a futile effort to lead the Trojans to a win (they lost 72-69 to North Texas at Stephens Center on Tuesday).

Last time out for South Alabama, they were a 74-64 loser as they battled Florida Atlantic at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 1.5-point underdog. The Jaguars endured a 74-64 loss at the hands of the Owls on Sunday, despite a 19-point effort from Augustine Rubit at Mitchell Center.

Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
After playing North Texas are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

South Alabama Jaguars Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
After playing Florida Atlantic are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

A few Trojans at Jaguars trends to consider:
South Alabama is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Arkansas-Little Rock
The total has gone OVER in 5 of South Alabama's last 7 games
South Alabama is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games