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Texas-Arlington favored by -7.5 against Troy on Thursday

Troy TrojansTexas-Arlington Mavericks
7-11January 23, 2014, 09:00 | College Park Center7-10

A key college battle sees the visiting Troy Trojans travelling to Texas-Arlington Thursday to take on the Mavericks.

This season, the Mavericks are 7-10 overall and 5-6-1 ATS, while the Trojans are 7-11 and 7-5 ATS. As for the totals, Texas-Arlington boasts a 5-7 on the OU, and Troy is 5-7.

View Troy Trojans vs Texas-Arlington Mavericks Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with Texas-Arlington in this one found them as -7.5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

The Mavericks - Trojans odds would favor the Trojans if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Texas-Arlington is rated No. 226 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Troy is at No. 195.

In their last action, Troy was a 72-59 loser at home against Louisiana-Lafayette. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as underdogs. The Trojans endured a 72-59 loss at the hands of the Ragin Cajuns on Saturday, despite a 14-point effort from Tevin Calhoun at Trojan Arena.

Last time out for Texas-Arlington, they were a 56-48 winner as they battled Texas State on the road. They covered in the match as a 3-point underdog. The Mavericks grabbed a 56-48 win over the Bobcats on Saturday, behind a 16-point effort from Reger Dowell at Strahan Coliseum.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Texas-Arlington's No. 37 nationally ranked offense (78.12 points per game) against a Trojans defense that sits as the No. 114 at 68.72 PPG. The Mavericks have been averaging 43.27% from the field, more than the Trojans have managed so far this season (41.81% on average).

Next up:
Troy at Texas State, Saturday, January 25th
Texas-Arlington at South Alabama, Saturday, January 25th