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South Alabama Jaguars visit Texas-Arlington Mavericks in NCAA College Basketball Betting

College basketball betting interest will be high on Saturday when the Jaguars of South Alabama hit the hard court against the Mavericks of Texas-Arlington.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at sportsbooks such as Bovada had set the Texas-Arlington Mavericks as -12-point favorites on the opening betting line for this contest. The betting line may have moved, check for updates at shops such as MyBookie.

South Alabama Jaguars vs Texas-Arlington Mavericks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Texas-Arlington Mavericks currently sport a 10-6 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 8-5 ATS. The South Alabama Jaguars are 8-7 and 11-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Texas-Arlington Mavericks produce a 8-5 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the South Alabama Jaguars have gone 6-6 against the totals betting line.

The Mavericks - Jaguars odds would favor the Jaguars if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Texas-Arlington is rated No. 112 in the current Odds Shark poll, while South Alabama is at No. 106.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Texas-Arlington's No. 91-ranked scoring average of 78 PPG, against a South Alabama Jaguars defense rated No. 46 and allowing 65.73 PPG. The Texas-Arlington Mavericks FG% has averaged 46.15% to date this season, more than the South Alabama Jaguars shooters have managed so far (41.81% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Jaguars got 25 points from Josh Ajayi, but it was Texas State that prevailed in a 72-69 final on Thursday at Strahan Coliseum.

The Mavericks got 21 points from Erick Neal as Texas-Arlington ran past Troy 86-76 on Thursday at College Park Center.

Betting Trends
  • South Alabama is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of South Alabama's last 7 games
  • South Alabama is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • South Alabama is 2-10 SU in its last 12 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas-Arlington's last 5 games
  • Texas-Arlington is 22-3 SU in its last 25 games at home
  • Texas-Arlington is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing South Alabama
  • Texas-Arlington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing South Alabama

Next Betting Matchups

South Alabama home to Trinity Baptist, Tuesday, January 9th
Texas-Arlington at Arkansas-Little Rock, Thursday, January 11th