Arkansas-Little Rock vs. Louisiana-Monroe - 2/27/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks (9-18) at Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans (19-9)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 7:30 pm (Jack Stephens Center)
The Line: Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans -11.5 -- Over/Under: 135.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks (9-18) will host the Arkansas Little Rock Trojans (19-9) in a Sun Belt Conference match up on Thursday February 27th, 2020 at the Jack Stephens Center in Little Rock, AR. The game is scheduled for a 6:30pm central tip off.
Arkansas Little Rock will enter this match up with a conference leading 13-4 in conference and coming off a hard fought 81-78 victory over Arkansas State. Arkansas Little Rock shot an efficient 50 percent from the field and were led my Kamani Johnson with 32 points and 16 rebounds. Arkansas Little Rock struggled rebounding the ball defensively as they allowed 17 offensive rebounds for Arkansas State which resulted in 20 second chance points.
On the season, Arkansas Little Rock are averaging 72.5 points per game and are giving up 69 points to their opponents. As a team they are shooting 47 percent from the field and 34.4 percent from behind the arc. Little Rock have a balanced offense with four players averaging double digit scoring on the year with Markquis Nowell leading the team with 16.8 points per game.
Louisiana-Monroe will come into this game after two consecutive wins over Arkansas State and most recently a 83-77 victory over Louisiana. Michael Ertel led the team on the night with 22 points and 7 rebounds with four other players also finishing with double digit scoring.
On the season, Louisiana-Monroe are averaging 63.4 points per game and are converting at 42.5 percent for the year. They are led in scoring by Michael Ertel with 16.4 points per game and JD Williams with 14.1 points per game. As a team they average 33.2 rebounds, 11.6 assists and 4.5 steals per game.
Louisiana-Monroe is 4-1 against the spread in their last five games whereas Arkansas Little Rock have struggled going 1-3-1 in their last five games. The last time these two teams played resulted in a close 73-72 victory for Little Rock. Louisiana has been great against the spread as of late, i think the number is too big in this one. I'll take the points with Louisiana-Monroe