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NCAA hoops odds preview - Texas-Arlington vs. Sam Houston State

Texas-Arlington MavericksSam Houston State Bearkats
Feb 8, 8:00 PM | Bernard Johnson Coliseum

Texas-Arlington Mavericks vs Sam Houston State Bearkats Odds


Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Wednesday when the Sam Houston State Bearkats try to run the Mavericks off the court at Bernard Johnson Coliseum in college hoops action.

The Bearkats currently sports a 9-14 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 0-3 ATS. The Mavericks are 17-5 and 2-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Bearkats produce a 1-2 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Mavericks have gone 3-0 against the number.

View Texas-Arlington vs Sam Houston State Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bearkats - Mavericks odds would favor the Mavericks if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Sam Houston State is rated No. 153 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Texas-Arlington is at No. 44. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 76-64 win for the Mavericks.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Mavericks is ranked No. 15 in NCAA hoops at 39.6 per game. Contrast that with Sam Houston State’s No. 198 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Sam Houston State is the No. 306-ranked team in the country at 4.7 per game, while Texas-Arlington rates No. 85 at 7.1 per game.

Defensively, Texas-Arlington features the nation's No. 248-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.8 points per game. Sam Houston State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 224 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Texas-Arlington was a 69-61 winner on the road against Central Arkansas. The Mavericks grabbed a 69-61 win over the Bears on Saturday, behind a 22-point effort from LaMarcus Reed III at Farris Center.

Sam Houston State was a 57-55 winner in its last match on the road against Southeastern Louisiana. The Bearkats grabbed a 57-55 win over the Lions on Saturday, behind a 17-point effort from Demarcus Gatlin at SLU University Center.

Next up:
Texas-Arlington home to Texas State, Saturday, February 11
Sam Houston State at Texas A&M C.C., Saturday, February 11