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South Alabama Jaguars vs Texas-Arlington Mavericks in college hoops odds

Texas-Arlington MavericksSouth Alabama Jaguars
14-15March 08, 2014, 08:05 | Mitchell Center10-20

The South Alabama Jaguars hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the Texas-Arlington Mavericks pay a visit to Mitchell Center on the college basketball betting menu.

South Alabama will face the 14-15 Mavericks, who own a 13-10-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Jaguars are 11-16 on the OU so far this season while the Mavericks are 11-13.

View Texas-Arlington Mavericks vs South Alabama Jaguars Odds and Stats.

The Jaguars were listed as -2.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

This game matches up the No. 285 (Jaguars) and the No. 263 (Mavericks) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

Last time out for Texas-Arlington, they were an 87-86 winner as they battled Troy on the road. They covered in the match as a 1.5-point underdog. The Mavericks used a 33-point performance from Brandon Edwards to help Texas-Arlington smack Troy 87-86 on Thursday at Trojan Arena.

In their last action, South Alabama was a 63-53 winner at home against Texas State. They covered the 3-point spread as favorites. Augustine Rubit scored 14 points leading the Jaguars to a 63-53 victory over Texas State at Mitchell Center on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up South Alabama's No. 185 nationally ranked offense (68.53 points per game) against a Mavericks defense that sits as the No. 244 at 77.72 PPG. The Jaguars have been averaging 40.34% from the field, less than the Mavericks have managed so far this season (44.01% on average).

A few Mavericks at Jaguars trends to consider:
Texas-Arlington is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games
Texas-Arlington is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas-Arlington's last 6 games
Texas-Arlington is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
South Alabama is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
South Alabama is 5-14 ATS in its last 19 games
South Alabama is 4-15 SU in its last 19 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of South Alabama's last 9 games