Texas-Arlington vs. Troy,
03/02/2019 15:00 EDT,
Score: 79 - 66
Point Spread: -3/-111 Texas-Arlington
*4 Star Play on UT Arlington* UT Arlington really tested themselves in the non-conference portion of their schedule, and that has been paying off lately. The Mavericks have been winning a bunch of games on the road in conference play.
UT Arlington has wins over the top two teams in the league in conference play. The Mavericks rank first in the Sun Belt in effective field goal percentage defense. UT Arlington has also been strong on the offensive glass.
Troy is a much weaker team without Jordon Varnado. Varnado was suspended this week and the student newspaper said it is expected to be for the rest of the season. Varnado led this team in every way, and they aren't even close to the same without him.
I don't think the oddsmakers have adjusted this Troy team enough for the loss of Varnado, and I like the momentum UT Arlington has built in conference play, especially on the road.
Take UT Arlington.