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Denver Pioneers vs Arkansas State Red Wolves Preview

Arkansas State Red WolvesDenver Pioneers
Jan 26, 8:30 PM | Magness Arena

Arkansas State Red Wolves vs Denver Pioneers Odds


Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Magness Arena Thursday as host Denver looks to handle the Arkansas State Red Wolves in NCAAB action.

Denver will face the 9-12 Red Wolves, who own a 7-10 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Pioneers are 12-6 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Red Wolves are 6-11 favoring the OVER.

View Arkansas State vs Denver Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Denver in this one will find them as 12-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 190-ranked Pioneers and the No. 241-rated Red Wolves in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 71-62 win for the Pioneers on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Denver's No. 186 nationally ranked offense (67.7 points per game) against a Red Wolves defense that sits as the No. 111 at 64.6 PPG. The Pioneers have been averaging 49.3% from the field, more than the Red Wolves have managed so far this season (42.7% on average).

Defensively, Arkansas State features the nation's No. 60-rated defense on the road, allowing 64.9 points per game. Denver, meanwhile, comes in at No. 221 nationally in scoring at home.

Arkansas State was a 79-74 winner in their most recent outing at home against Louisiana-Lafayette. They covered the 2-point spread as favorites. Arkansas State got 19 points from Brandon Peterson en route to a 79-74 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette on Saturday at ASU Convocation Center.

Denver was a 75-74 loser in their most recent outing on the road against North Texas. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as favorites. The Pioneers endured a 75-74 loss at the hands of the Mean Green on Saturday, despite a 21-point effort from Royce O'Neale at The Super Pit.

Arkansas State Red Wolves Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-5
Before playing North Texas are 5-5
After playing Louisiana-Lafayette are 4-6
After a win are 3-7

Denver Pioneers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Arkansas-Little Rock are 7-3
After playing North Texas are 2-8
After a loss are 6-4

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

Next up:
Arkansas State at North Texas, Saturday, January 28
Denver at Arkansas-Little Rock, Saturday, January 28