Last Updated: 2017-12-07
The UT Arlington Mavericks (7-1) travel to McLeod Center to go head-to-head with the UNI Panthers (6-2). The Mavericks are a 3.5-point underdog and will try to lengthen their five-game winning streak. The game’s Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 134.5 points and action begins at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday, December 7, 2017.
UT Arlington Mavericks vs. UNI Panthers Betting Odds
Both teams were victorious over their last opponent. The Panthers defeated the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels 77-68, while the Mavericks beat the North Texas Mean Green 65-60.
The Mavericks had a turnover percentage of 13.4 (better than their season average of 18.6) and had a free throw rate of 0.345 (above their season average of 0.223). Meanwhile, UNI’s 10.4 turnover percentage was their biggest strength over UNLV, who had a mark of 22.9. The Panthers’ mark was better than their season average of 18.5, while the Runnin’ Rebels’ was above their season average of 15.5. UNI’s Bennett Koch had a good game, finishing with 30 points and seven rebounds. Meanwhile, UT Arlington was led by Kevin Hervey, who put up 23 points and eight rebounds.
UNI might struggle to find the bottom of the net as they face off against one of the nation’s best defenses. UT Arlington ranks 65th in defensive efficiency, while the Panthers rank 325th in offensive efficiency dating back to the 2016-17 season.
Of the Mavericks’ 7 games that accepted bets, four have finished over the total. UT Arlington holds records of 7-1 straight up (SU) and 4-3 against the spread (ATS).
Unlike UT Arlington, games featuring the Panthers have a tendency to go under the total (60.0 percent). Moreover, UNI is 6-2 SU and 3-2 ATS.
UT Arlington Mavericks at UNI Panthers Free Pick
Predictions: SU Winner – UT Arlington, ATS Winner – UT Arlington, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
UT Arlington ranks 35th in assists per game (16.2) while UNI ranks 307th (10.0).
The Panthers rank 126th in steals per game (6.5) while the Mavericks rank 224th in steals allowed per game (6.9).
UNI ranks 16th in blocks allowed per game (2.4) while UT Arlington ranks 76th (3.0).
The Mavericks rank 46th in rebounds per game (38.6) while the Panthers rank 291st (31.7).
UNI averages 23.3 three pointers per game, which ranks 91st in the nation. UT Arlington ranks 301st in three pointers allowed per game (26.6).