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Trojans face South Alabama Jaguars: NCAAB odds preview and stats

Arkansas-Little Rock TrojansSouth Alabama Jaguars
Feb 24, 8:05 PM | Mitchell Center

Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans vs South Alabama Jaguars Odds

15-13TEAM RECORD11-14

The Jaguars hope to be lousy hosts on Thursday as the Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans pay a visit to Mitchell Center on the college basketball betting menu.

South Alabama will face the 15-13 Trojans, who own a 9-11 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Jaguars are 10-9 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Trojans are 13-7 favoring the OVER.

View Arkansas-Little Rock vs South Alabama Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, South Alabama sat as 2-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 265-ranked Jaguars and the No. 219-rated Trojans in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 70-67 win for the Trojans on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features South Alabama's No. 153-ranked scoring average of 69.8 PPG, against a Trojans defense rated No. 152 and allowing 66.8 PPG. The Jaguars FG% has averaged 41.8% to date this season, less than the Trojans shooters have managed so far (42.7% per game).

Defensively, Arkansas-Little Rock features the nation's No. 196-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.5 points per game. South Alabama, meanwhile, comes in at No. 85 nationally in scoring at home.

Arkansas-Little Rock won its last outing, a 62-58 result against Middle Tennessee on February 19. They covered in that game as a 1-point favorite. The Trojans got 17 points from Solomon Bozeman as Arkansas-Little Rock ran past Middle Tennessee 62-58 on Saturday at Stephens Center.

Last time out for South Alabama, they were a 48-47 winner as they battled Denver on the road. They covered in the match as a 10.5-point underdog. The Jaguars grabbed a 48-47 win over the Pioneers on Sunday, behind a 14-point effort from Augustine Rubit at Magness Arena.

Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Arkansas State are 5-5
After playing Middle Tennessee are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

South Alabama Jaguars Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Florida Atlantic are 7-3
After playing Denver are 8-2
After a win are 4-6

A few Trojans at Jaguars trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arkansas-Little Rock's last 6 games on the road
Arkansas-Little Rock is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games when playing on the road against South Alabama
Arkansas-Little Rock is 3-22 SU in its last 25 games on the road
South Alabama is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Arkansas-Little Rock
South Alabama is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Arkansas-Little Rock
South Alabama is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games at home
South Alabama is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Arkansas-Little Rock at Arkansas State, Saturday, February 26
South Alabama home to Florida Atlantic, Sunday, February 27