Troy at Texas-Arlington: 3/5/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions

Troy at Texas-Arlington: 3/5/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions Photo by John Reed-USA TODAY Sports

Texas-Arlington Mavericks (13-12) vs Troy Trojans (10-16)

Game Info: Friday, March 5, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Pensacola Bay Center)

Betting Odds: Texas-Arlington Mavericks -5 -- Over/Under: 132 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Troy Trojans and Texas-Arlington Mavericks face off on Friday in a college basketball showdown at Pensacola Bay Center. 

The Troy Trojans come into this game with a 10-16 record overall and they have lost seven games in a row. Troy’s last game came against Coastal Carolina and the offense was strong putting up 76 points and that led to the victory. Troy on the season is averaging 62.2 points per game while their defense is giving up 70.3 points per game. Troy is shooting 38.7 percent from the field and 27.8 percent from behind the three point line. Nick Stampley has been the best player for Troy so far this season averaging 12.8 points while shooting 45.1 percent from the field. 

On the other side of this matchup is Texas Arlington Mavericks who sit with a 13-12 record overall and they have won each of their last two games against Arkansas State. In the last game the defense was strong giving up only 56 points and that led to the eight point victory. Texas Arlington is averaging 68.8 points per game while their defense is giving up 71.8 points per game. Guard Shahada Wells has been the best player for Texas Arlington averaging 16.7 points while shooting 41.8 percent from the field and 39.7 percent from behind the three point line. Three different players are averaging at least 10 points per game. 

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The under is 10-1 in Troy’s last 11 games played on a neutral site. The over is 8-2 in Texa Arlington’s last 10 games played on Friday. Texas Arlington is 2-7 against the spread in their last nine games overall. 

The Mavericks offense has been good as of late and that is going to be the difference as they find success in this game. Back Texas-Arlington to come away with a cover of the spread.

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Shane’s Pick Texas-Arlington -5

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