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College Basketball Matchup - Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans Jacksonville State Gamecocks Odds Preview

Jacksonville State GamecocksArkansas-Little Rock Trojans
5-8December 20, 2013, 06:00 | Multi-Purpose Sports Complex3-6

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Arkansas-Little Rock vs Jacksonville State battle Friday at Multi-Purpose Sports Complex as the Trojans look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Gamecocks will look to vanquish their hosts on Friday, as they are 3-4 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Trojans are 1-4 ATS. Jacksonville State is 2-5 against the total, while Arkansas-Little Rock is 0-4 versus the number.

View Jacksonville State Gamecocks vs Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Trojans as -3.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 330-ranked Trojans and the No. 318-rated Gamecocks in this matchup.

Jacksonville State won its last outing, an 82-73 result against Central Michigan on December 17. They covered in that game as a 3-point favorite. Jacksonville State earned an 82-73 victory over Central Michigan on Tuesday, getting 19 points from Avery Moore at Pete Mathews Coliseum.

Arkansas-Little Rock was a 73-59 loser in its last match on the road against Memphis. They covered the 22.5-point spread as underdogs. Arkansas-Little Rock got 17 points from Josh Hagins but lost anyway, 73-59, to Memphis on Friday at FedExForum.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Arkansas-Little Rock's No. 168-ranked offense, averaging 72.44 PPG, against a Gamecocks defense that ranks No. 175 at 72.23 PPG. The Trojans field goal percentage has averaged 40.79% so far, less than the Gamecocks marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.78% per game.

Next up:
Jacksonville State home to Tennessee-Martin, Monday, December 30th
Arkansas-Little Rock at Grambling State, Monday, December 30th