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Georgia State Panthers face Texas-Arlington Mavericks: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

Georgia State PanthersTexas-Arlington Mavericks
20-7February 27, 2014, 08:30 | College Park Center12-14

Georgia State pays a visit to Texas-Arlington on Thursday, hoping to send the Mavericks to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at College Park Center.

The Mavericks sit at 12-14 (11-9-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Panthers are currently 20-7 (11-14 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Texas-Arlington is 9-12 OU, and Georgia State is 13-11-1 OU.

View Georgia State Panthers vs Texas-Arlington Mavericks Odds and Stats.

Texas-Arlington opened as 5-point underdogs in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

This game puts the Mavericks, most recently No. 202 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Panthers, who rate No. 15 in the latest survey.

Last time out for Georgia State, they were an 80-77 winner as they battled Louisiana-Lafayette at home. They failed to cover in the match as an 8.5-point favorite. Georgia State got 18 points from Ryan Harrow en route to an 80-77 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette on Saturday at GSU Sports Arena.

Texas-Arlington was a 75-71 winner in its last match on the road against Arkansas-Little Rock. They covered the 2-point spread as underdogs. The Mavericks got 21 points from Jamel Outler as Texas-Arlington ran past Arkansas-Little Rock 75-71 on Saturday at Stephens Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Texas-Arlington's No. 38-ranked offense, averaging 76.96 PPG, against a Panthers defense that ranks No. 137 at 70 PPG. The Mavericks field goal percentage has averaged 44.04% so far, less than the Panthers marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.54% per game.

A few Panthers at Mavericks trends to consider:
Georgia State is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Georgia State is 17-1 SU in its last 18 games
Georgia State is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Georgia State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Texas-Arlington is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
Texas-Arlington is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Texas-Arlington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas-Arlington's last 7 games at home

Next up:
Georgia State at Texas State, Saturday, March 1st
Texas-Arlington at Western Kentucky, Saturday, March 1st