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Troy Trojans vs Red Wolves College Hoops Game Preview

Troy TrojansArkansas State Red Wolves
5-8January 09, 2014, 08:05 | ASU Convocation Center9-4

The visiting Troy Trojans hope to send their backers to the pay window on Thursday as they look to cover the spread at ASU Convocation Center against the Arkansas State Red Wolves.

The Red Wolves currently sports a 9-4 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 4-5 ATS. The Trojans are 5-8 and 5-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Red Wolves produce a 5-4 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Trojans have gone 2-5 against the number.

View Troy Trojans vs Arkansas State Red Wolves Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to go with the Red Wolves in this one found them listed as -12-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Thursday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Trojans was expected to move the line.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 216-rated Red Wolves and the No. 282-ranked Trojans, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Last time out for Troy, they were a 60-51 loser as they battled Western Kentucky at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 6.5-point underdog. Tevin Calhoun scored 11 points in a futile effort to lead the Trojans to a win (they lost 60-51 to Western Kentucky at Trojan Arena on Saturday).

In their last action, Arkansas State was a 74-69 winner on the road against Texas State. They covered the 2.5-point spread as favorites. Arkansas State got 20 points from Cameron Golden en route to a 74-69 victory over Texas State on Saturday at Strahan Coliseum.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Arkansas State's No. 56-ranked offense, averaging 77.92 PPG, against a Trojans defense that ranks No. 88 at 67.43 PPG. The Red Wolves field goal percentage has averaged 46.26% so far, more than the Trojans marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.81% per game.

Next up:
Troy at Arkansas-Little Rock, Saturday, January 11th
Arkansas State at South Alabama, Saturday, January 11th