Texas State vs. Arkansas State - 2/15/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Arkansas State Red Wolves (15-11) at Texas State Bobcats (16-10)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 3:00 pm (Strahan Coliseum)
The Line: Texas State Bobcats -9 -- Over/Under: 139
The Arkansas State Red Wolves (15-11, 7-8 CONF) and the Texas State Bobcats (16-10, 9-6 CONF) will meet on Saturday, February 15th for a Sun Belt Conference matchup at Strahan Coliseum in San Marcos, TX. The game will be played at 3:00 PM eastern time.
Arkansas State has been slumping very badly recently, as the Red Wolves are currently on a four-game losing streak with all four losses being conference losses. After a 7-4 Sun Belt start, Arkansas State has self-destructed, but their season is not over yet. Texas State has actually played good basketball as of late, winning four of their last five games overall. In their most recent game, Texas State defeated Arkansas Little Rock at home 74-66.
Arkansas State owns a -.3 point differential so far this season. The Red Wolves score 71.2 points per game on 44.3% FG shooting. G Marquis Eaton leads the Red Wolves in scoring with 12.2 PPG. Arkansas State allows 71.5 points per game to the opposition. Arkansas State also earns 32.3 rebounds, 14.4 assists, 2.9 blocks, and 6.9 steals per game.
Texas State has played fantastic defense this season, as the Bobcats only allow 63.5 points per game to the opposition. Texas State has also fared decently on offense, scoring 72.6 points per game, giving them a +9.1 scoring differential on the season so far. Texas State also earns 33.6 rebounds, 13.8 assists, 2.8 blocks, and 6.5 steals per game.
Arkansas State is 16-8 ATS this season and 6-4 ATS in their last ten games. Arkansas State is also 7-4 ATS on the road so far this season. Texas State is 10-13-1 ATS this season and 6-4 ATS in their last ten games. Texas State is also 5-6-1 ATS at home so far this season.
In the first meeting between these teams, it was a close 70-67 win for Texas State on the road. Now at home and playing much better basketball overall, Texas State will look to take care of business and add another conference win to their record. Despite their four losses in a row, Arkansas State has kept many of these games close, which is represented in their 16-8 ATS this season. I think the Red Wolves will keep this game close as well, enough to get the cover.