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Texas State Bobcats vs Arkansas State Red Wolves Preview

Arkansas State Red WolvesTexas State Bobcats
8-4January 04, 2014, 05:30 | Strahan Coliseum4-10

Arkansas State travels to Texas State on Saturday, hoping to boost its 8-4 record with a victory over the Bobcats.

Supporters of the Red Wolves have watched them go 8-4 and 3-5 ATS on the year, while the Bobcats are at 4-10 and 2-7 ATS. In totals betting, the Bobcats are 3-6, while the Red Wolves have a 4-4 mark.

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The Red Wolves were listed as -1.5-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

This game matches up the No. 254 (Bobcats) and the No. 220 (Red Wolves) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

Arkansas State was an 82-66 winner in its last match on the road against Texas-Arlington. They covered the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. The Red Wolves grabbed an 82-66 win over the Mavericks on Thursday, behind a 20-point effort from Ed Townsel at College Park Center.

Texas State was a 63-59 loser in its last match at home against Arkansas-Little Rock. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as favorites. Texas State got 11 points from Corey Stern but lost anyway, 63-59, to Arkansas-Little Rock on Thursday at Strahan Coliseum.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Red Wolves is ranked No. 160 in NCAA hoops at 35.58 per game. Contrast that with Texas State’s No. 201 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Texas State is the No. 197-ranked team in the country at 5.14 per game, while Arkansas State rates No. 12 at 8.83 per game.

A few Red Wolves at Bobcats trends to consider:
Arkansas State is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
Texas State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Texas State is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games at home

Next up:
Arkansas State home to Troy, Thursday, January 9th
Texas State at Louisiana-Monroe, Saturday, January 11th