The Arkansas State Red Wolves (5-2) will be at home in the Convocation Center when they take on the Omaha Mavericks (5-4). Action begins at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday, December 3, 2019.
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The last time the Mavericks played, they lost to the Saint Mary’s Gaels, 75-66. JT Gibson had a solid game for Omaha, leading the team in scoring with 16 points on 6-for-13 shooting. Saint Mary’s’ free throw rate was their largest advantage over Omaha. The Gaels had a rate of 0.068 (below their season average of 0.210), while the Mavericks posted a mark of 0.049 (below their season average of 0.175).
The Red Wolves are trying to rebound after their 76-57 loss to the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks in their last contest. Caleb Fields was Arkansas State’s leading scorer with 18 points on 4-for-13 shooting. Stephen F. Austin held the Red Wolves to an effective field goal percentage of 0.321 (below their season average of 0.540). Arkansas State, meanwhile, had a free throw rate of 0.434 (above their season average of 0.215).
Since last season, Arkansas State has done a solid job of getting to the free throw line. They rank 37th in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.273), but Omaha has been among the best in the NCAA at keeping opponents off the line (ranking third by allowing a FTA rate of 0.184).
Omaha vs. Arkansas State Betting Prediction
Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Arkansas State, ATS Winner – Arkansas State, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
The Red Wolves rank 189th in steals per game (6.1) while the Mavericks rank 296th (5.4).
Omaha ranks 164th in assists per game (12.9) while Arkansas State ranks 246th (12.3).
Arkansas State ranks 115th in three pointers allowed per game (21.3) while Omaha ranks 312th (26.1).
The Red Wolves rank 96th in rebounds per game (37.1) while the Mavericks rank 230th in rebounds allowed per game (34.3).
Arkansas State averages 4.1 blocks per game, which ranks 75th in the country. Omaha ranks 208th in blocks allowed per game (3.5).