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College basketball point spread favors Mavericks in battle with Jaguars

South Alabama JaguarsTexas-Arlington Mavericks
7-12January 25, 2014, 08:30 | College Park Center8-10

Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the Texas-Arlington Mavericks try to run the South Alabama Jaguars off the court at College Park Center in college hoops action.

The Mavericks sport a record of 8-10 and 5-7-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the Jaguars have 7-12 and 5-11 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 5-8 for the Mavericks and 5-11 for the Jaguars.

View South Alabama Jaguars vs Texas-Arlington Mavericks Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting South Alabama before tip-off in this one found them as 3-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

This game puts the Mavericks, most recently No. 226 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Jaguars, who rate No. 207 in the latest survey.

South Alabama lost its last outing, a 64-58 result against Louisiana-Monroe on January 18. They failed to cover in that game as a 6.5-point favorite. The Jaguars endured a 64-58 loss at the hands of the Warhawks on Saturday, despite an 18 -point effort from Augustine Rubit at Mitchell Center.

Last time out for Texas-Arlington, they were a 59-56 winner as they battled Troy at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 6.5-point favorite. Texas-Arlington earned a 59-56 victory over Troy on Thursday, getting 22 points from Reger Dowell at College Park Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Texas-Arlington's No. 54 nationally ranked offense (77.06 points per game) against a Jaguars defense that sits as the No. 94 at 68 PPG. The Mavericks have been averaging 42.96% from the field, more than the Jaguars have managed so far this season (39.56% on average).

A few Jaguars at Mavericks trends to consider:
South Alabama is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games
South Alabama is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of South Alabama's last 6 games
South Alabama is 1-8 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Texas-Arlington is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Texas-Arlington is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games at home

Next up:
South Alabama at Georgia State, Thursday, January 30th
Texas-Arlington at Western Kentucky, Thursday, January 30th