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Texas State Bobcats take on Mavericks in NCAA basketball test

Texas State BobcatsTexas-Arlington Mavericks
7-16February 15, 2014, 08:30 | College Park Center10-13

The Texas-Arlington Mavericks will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the Texas State Bobcats at College Park Center in NCAA basketball action.

Texas-Arlington will face the 7-16 Bobcats, who own a 7-10-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Mavericks are 9-9 on the OU so far this season while the Bobcats are 7-10-1.

View Texas State Bobcats vs Texas-Arlington Mavericks Odds and Stats.

If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Bobcats were listed as 6.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

This game puts the Mavericks, most recently No. 230 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Bobcats, who rate No. 182 in the latest survey.

In their last action, Texas State was a 67-66 loser at home against Louisiana-Lafayette. They covered the 2-point spread as underdogs. Texas State got 17 points from Joel Wright but lost anyway, 67-66, to Louisiana-Lafayette on Saturday at Strahan Coliseum.

Texas-Arlington won its last outing, an 85-74 result against Louisiana-Monroe on February 13. They covered in that game as a 1.5-point underdog. The Mavericks grabbed an 85-74 win over the Warhawks on Thursday, behind a 23-point effort from Lonnie McClanahan at Fant-Ewing Coliseum.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Texas-Arlington's No. 30-ranked scoring average of 78.13 PPG, against a Bobcats defense rated No. 58 and allowing 66.04 PPG. The Mavericks FG% has averaged 44.13% to date this season, less than the Bobcats shooters have managed so far (44.93% per game).

A few Bobcats at Mavericks trends to consider:
Texas State is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Texas State is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games
Texas State is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Texas State is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Texas-Arlington is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas-Arlington's last 5 games
Texas-Arlington is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Texas-Arlington is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games at home

Next up:
Texas State at Georgia State, Monday, February 17th
Texas-Arlington at Arkansas State, Thursday, February 20th