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Arkansas State Red Wolves home to Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks in NCAA Basketball betting action

Louisiana-Monroe WarhawksArkansas State Red Wolves
9-15March 06, 2014, 08:05 | ASU Convocation Center17-11

College basketball wagering interest will be high on Thursday when the Warhawks of Louisiana-Monroe hit the hard court against the Red Wolves of Arkansas State.

Arkansas State battles the Warhawks, currently sitting with a 9-15 mark (11-10-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 11-11-1 for the Red Wolves and 7-13-2 for the Warhawks.

View Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks vs Arkansas State Red Wolves Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Red Wolves installed as -10.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 29-ranked Red Wolves and the No. 267-rated Warhawks in this matchup.

Louisiana-Monroe was a 61-46 loser in their most recent outing at home against Troy. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as favorites. The Warhawks got 10 points from Nick Coppola, but it was Troy that prevailed in a 61-46 final on Saturday at Fant-Ewing Coliseum.

In their last action, Arkansas State was a 79-76 loser at home against Georgia State. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as favorites. Arkansas State got 19 points from Melvin Johnson III but lost anyway, 79-76, to Georgia State on Tuesday at ASU Convocation Center.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Arkansas State's No. 45-ranked scoring average of 76.11 PPG, against a Warhawks defense rated No. 111 and allowing 68.92 PPG. The Red Wolves FG% has averaged 45.07% to date this season, more than the Warhawks shooters have managed so far (42.82% per game).

A few Warhawks at Red Wolves trends to consider:
Louisiana-Monroe is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
Louisiana-Monroe is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
Louisiana-Monroe is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Louisiana-Monroe is 3-18 SU in its last 21 games on the road
Arkansas State is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
Arkansas State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Arkansas State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Louisiana-Monroe
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arkansas State's last 6 games when playing Louisiana-Monroe

Next up:
Louisiana-Monroe at Arkansas-Little Rock, Saturday, March 8th
Arkansas State at Louisiana-Lafayette, Saturday, March 8th