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NCAA Basketball Game Preview - underdogs vs at Troy

Arkansas-Little Rock TrojansTroy Trojans
12-15February 27, 2014, 08:00 | Trojan Arena9-17

Troy will look to improve on its 9-17 record on Thursday when they host Arkansas-Little Rock in NCAA basketball odds action at Trojan Arena.

The Trojans will look to vanquish their hosts on Thursday, as they are 10-11-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Trojans are 11-9 ATS. Arkansas-Little Rock is 6-14-1 against the total, while Troy is 11-9 versus the number.

View Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans vs Troy Trojans Odds and Stats.

The Trojans were listed as 0-point at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

The Trojans sit at No. 220 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Trojans sit at No. 290 on the same chart.

Arkansas-Little Rock was a 75-71 loser in their most recent outing at home against Texas-Arlington. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as favorites. The Trojans got 21 points from Josh Hagins, but it was Texas-Arlington that prevailed in a 75-71 final on Saturday at Stephens Center.

Troy lost its last outing, an 86-78 result against South Alabama on February 22. They failed to cover in that game as a 5.5-point underdog. The Trojans endured an 86-78 loss at the hands of the Jaguars on Saturday, despite a 24-point effort from Hunter Williams at Mitchell Center.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Troy's No. 131-rated squad against Arkansas-Little Rock's No. 87-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Troy rates No. 70 in the country with 7.08 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 221 nationally with 4.93 per match.

A few Trojans at Trojans trends to consider:
Arkansas-Little Rock is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Arkansas-Little Rock's last 8 games
Arkansas-Little Rock is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Arkansas-Little Rock's last 11 games on the road
Troy is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Troy's last 7 games
Troy is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Troy is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Arkansas-Little Rock home to Arkansas State, Saturday, March 1st
Troy at Louisiana-Monroe, Saturday, March 1st