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Sun Belt Tournament - NCAA Basketball betting line favors Mavericks over Warhawks

Louisiana-Monroe WarhawksTexas-Arlington Mavericks
10-16March 13, 2014, 09:30 | Lakefront Arena14-16

Louisiana-Monroe travels to Texas-Arlington on Thursday, hoping to boost its 10-16 record with a victory over the Mavericks.

Supporters of the Warhawks have watched them go 10-16 and 13-10-1 ATS on the year, while the Mavericks are at 14-16 and 13-11-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Mavericks are 12-13, while the Warhawks have a 8-14-2 mark.View Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks vs Texas-Arlington Mavericks Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Louisiana-Monroe before tip-off in this one found them as 2.5-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

The Mavericks - Warhawks odds would favor the Warhawks if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Texas-Arlington is rated No. 268 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Louisiana-Monroe is at No. 259.

Louisiana-Monroe was a 66-65 winner in its last match on the road against Arkansas-Little Rock. They covered the 4.5-point spread as underdogs. Louisiana-Monroe earned a 66-65 victory over Arkansas-Little Rock on Saturday, getting 15 points from Tylor Ongwae at Stephens Center.

Texas-Arlington was a 78-73 loser in their most recent outing on the road against South Alabama. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as underdogs. Brandon Edwards scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Mavericks to a win (they lost 78-73 to South Alabama at Mitchell Center on Saturday).

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Texas-Arlington's No. 40-ranked scoring average of 76.33 PPG, against a Warhawks defense rated No. 107 and allowing 68.58 PPG. The Mavericks FG% has averaged 43.69% to date this season, more than the Warhawks shooters have managed so far (42.87% per game).

A few Warhawks at Mavericks trends to consider:
Louisiana-Monroe is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
Louisiana-Monroe is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Texas-Arlington
Texas-Arlington is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games
Texas-Arlington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Louisiana-Monroe