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South Alabama Jaguars visit Arkansas State Red Wolves in NCAA Basketball wagering battle

South Alabama JaguarsArkansas State Red Wolves
6-10January 11, 2014, 08:00 | ASU Convocation Center9-5

ASU Convocation Center features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host Arkansas State Red Wolves and the visiting South Alabama Jaguars in college hoops action on Saturday.

Arkansas State will face the 6-10 Jaguars, who own a 4-9 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Red Wolves are 6-4 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Jaguars are 4-9 favoring the OVER.

View South Alabama Jaguars vs Arkansas State Red Wolves Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting South Alabama before tip-off in this one found them as 6-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Red Wolves rated this week at No. 216 and the Jaguars sitting at No. 135.

South Alabama lost its last outing, a 65-60 result against Arkansas-Little Rock on January 9. They failed to cover in that game as a 2-point underdog. The Jaguars got a 22-point effort from Augustine Rubit, who added 13 rebounds, but Arkansas-Little Rock still managed to defeat South Alabama 65-60 Thursday at Stephens Center.

Arkansas State was a 98-84 loser in their most recent outing at home against Troy. They failed to cover the 11.5-point spread as favorites. Kirk Van Slyke scored 27 points for Arkansas State on Thursday, but the Trojans managed a 98-84 victory over the Red Wolves at ASU Convocation Center.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Arkansas State has the nation's No. 48-rated offensive output, at 78.36 PPG. The visiting Jaguars defense ranks No. 95 allowing on average 67.69 PPG. The Red Wolves FG% has averaged 46.46% so far, more than the Jaguars marksmen have achieved on the year, 39.29% per game.

A few Jaguars at Red Wolves trends to consider:
South Alabama is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
South Alabama is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
South Alabama is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
South Alabama is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Arkansas State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Arkansas State is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games at home
Arkansas State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing South Alabama
Arkansas State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing South Alabama

Next up:
South Alabama home to Louisiana-Lafayette, Thursday, January 16th
Arkansas State at Georgia State, Thursday, January 16th