SBC foes will clash when the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks (6-11, 2-6 SBC) square off with the UT Arlington Mavericks (7-12, 3-5 SBC) at Fant-Ewing Coliseum. Tip-off is scheduled for 3 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 18, 2020.
UT Arlington Mavericks vs. Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks ATS Preview
The last time the Mavericks played, they beat the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns, 81-65. With 10 points and 11 rebounds, UT Arlington’s Jabari Narcis had a solid performance. The Mavericks had a turnover percentage of 11.3 (better than their season average of 14.7) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.538 (above their season average of 0.481).
The Warhawks are trying to rebound after their 64-63 loss to the Texas State Bobcats in their last outing. With 15 points and six assists, Michael Ertel played well for Louisiana-Monroe. Texas State had a turnover percentage of 8.3 (better than their season average of 15.5). Louisiana-Monroe, on the other hand, had an effective field goal percentage of 0.561 (above their season average of 0.486).
This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams, after the Mavericks won the sole game last season, 91-86. UT Arlington launched 26 three pointers, making 12 of them (46.2 percent), while Louisiana-Monroe was 10-34 (29.4 percent).
UT Arlington Mavericks vs. Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks Betting Prediction
Prediction: SU Winner – UT Arlington, ATS Winner – UT Arlington, O/U – Over
UT Arlington ranks 20th in steals allowed per game (5.1) while Louisiana-Monroe ranks 89th (6.2).
The Warhawks’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 8.6, up from 2.5 for the season.
During their last five games, the Mavericks have scored an average of 73.4 points per game (2.3 above their season average) and allowed an average of 72.2 points per game (3.0 above their season average).