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Texas-Arlington Mavericks vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

Western Kentucky HilltoppersTexas-Arlington Mavericks
19-9March 01, 2014, 08:30 | College Park Center12-15

College basketball wagering interest will be high on Saturday when the Hilltoppers of Western Kentucky hit the hard court against the Mavericks of Texas-Arlington.

The Mavericks sit at 12-15 (11-10-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Hilltoppers are currently 19-9 (10-15-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Texas-Arlington is 9-13 OU, and Western Kentucky is 13-12-1 OU.

View Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs Texas-Arlington Mavericks Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 0-point in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 202-rated Mavericks and the No. 70-ranked Hilltoppers, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Western Kentucky won its last outing, a 51-50 result against Texas State on February 27. They failed to cover in that game as a 2-point favorite. George Fant scored 14 points leading the Hilltoppers to a 51-50 victory over Texas State at Strahan Coliseum on Thursday.

In their last action, Texas-Arlington was a 77-49 loser at home against Georgia State. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as underdogs. Texas-Arlington was crushed on Thursday, getting blown out by Georgia State and falling by a 77-49 score at College Park Center.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Texas-Arlington's No. 63-rated squad against Western Kentucky's No. 61-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Texas-Arlington rates No. 22 in the country with 8.11 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 51 nationally with 7.43 per match.

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

Next up:
Western Kentucky home to Louisiana-Lafayette, Thursday, March 6th
Texas-Arlington at Troy, Thursday, March 6th