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NCAA Basketball Odds: Troy Trojans vs Texas-Arlington Mavericks

The Texas-Arlington Mavericks hope to be lousy hosts on Thursday as the Troy Trojans pay a visit to College Park Center on the college basketball betting odds menu.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Texas-Arlington Mavericks betting line as -9-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

Troy Trojans vs Texas-Arlington Mavericks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Texas-Arlington Mavericks are 9-6 so far on the season, and 7-5 ATS vs the number. The Troy Trojans, meanwhile, are 7-8 and 5-7 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Texas-Arlington go 7-5 and the Troy Trojans go 5-7 on betting totals.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 112-rated Texas-Arlington Mavericks and the No. 229-ranked Troy Trojans, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Texas-Arlington's No. 101-ranked scoring average of 77.47 PPG, against a Troy Trojans defense rated No. 183 and allowing 73.93 PPG. The Texas-Arlington Mavericks FG% has averaged 45.71% to date this season, more than the Troy Trojans shooters have managed so far (45.3% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Troy got 15 points from Jordan Varnado en route to a 68-66 victory over Georgia State on Sunday at Trojan Arena.

Erick Neal went off for 27 points and added 8 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Appalachian State handed Texas-Arlington a 80-76 defeat at Holmes Convocation Center.

Betting Trends
  • Troy is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • Troy is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • Troy is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Troy's last 6 games on the road
  • Texas-Arlington is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • Texas-Arlington is 22-3 SU in its last 25 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas-Arlington's last 6 games when playing Troy

Next Betting Matchups

Troy at Texas State, Saturday, January 6th
Texas-Arlington at South Alabama, Saturday, January 6th