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Texas-Arlington Arkansas State Betting Preview

Arkansas State Red WolvesTexas-Arlington Mavericks
7-4January 02, 2014, 08:30 | College Park Center5-7

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on College Park Center Thursday as host Texas-Arlington looks to handle the Arkansas State Red Wolves in NCAA hoops action.

The Mavericks bring a 5-7 record (4-3 ATS) to this tilt against the 7-4 Red Wolves, who are 2-5 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Texas-Arlington go 4-3 so far and the Red Wolves go 4-3.

View Arkansas State Red Wolves vs Texas-Arlington Mavericks Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to go with the Mavericks in this one found them listed as -2-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Thursday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Red Wolves was expected to move the line.

This game matches up the No. 221 (Mavericks) and the No. 220 (Red Wolves) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

Texas-Arlington was a 79-75 winner in their most recent outing at home against CS Bakersfield. The Mavericks got a 23-point performance from Brandon Edwards, who added 11 rebounds, as Texas-Arlington ran past CS Bakersfield 79-75 on Saturday at College Park Center.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Texas-Arlington has the nation's No. 25-rated offensive output, at 81.92 PPG. The visiting Red Wolves defense ranks No. 200 allowing on average 73.82 PPG. The Mavericks FG% has averaged 44.62% so far, less than the Red Wolves marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.91% per game.

A few Red Wolves at Mavericks trends to consider:
Arkansas State is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Texas-Arlington is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
Texas-Arlington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Arkansas State at Texas State, Saturday, January 4th
Texas-Arlington at Arkansas-Little Rock, Saturday, January 4th