The Little Rock Trojans (8-18) and South Alabama Jaguars (19-10) face off in the first round of the 2022 Sun Belt Conference Tournament on Thursday afternoon. South Alabama won four of its last six games to wrap up the regular season. Meanwhile, Little Rock limped to the finish line, dropping its last four games.
Tipoff is at 3 p.m. ET from Pensacola Bay Center. Caesars Sportsbook lists the Jaguars at -12.5 in the latest Little Rock vs. South Alabama odds. The over-under for total points is set at 131.5. Before making any South Alabama vs. Little Rock picks, you need to check out the college basketball predictions and betting advice from the red-hot computer simulation model at SportsLine.
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Now, the model has set its sights on South Alabama vs. Little Rock, and just locked in its picks and CBB predictions for the Sun Belt Tournament 2022. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Now, here are several college basketball odds and betting lines for Little Rock vs. South Alabama:
- Little Rock vs. South Alabama spread: Jaguars -12.5
- Little Rock vs. South Alabama over-under: 131.5 points
- Little Rock vs. South Alabama money line: Trojans +650, Jaguars -1000
- UALR: Under is 4-1 in Trojans last five Thursday games
- USA: Jaguars are 5-1 ATS in their last six Thursday games
Why South Alabama can cover
Senior forward Javon Franklin averages 11.2 points and 7.5 rebounds. He’s been extremely efficient, shooting 65 percent from the field. Franklin has also been a beast on the glass. The Arkansas native tallied six double-doubles. One of his best performances came against UT Arlington. Franklin finished with 21 points, 15 rebounds, four blocks and three steals.
The Jaguars also have one of the top-scoring teams in the Sun Belt Conference. They rank third in points (71.4), second in field-goal percentage (.457) and fourth in 3-point percentage (.337). On Feb. 10, South Alabama dominated Little Rock in a 77-46 final. They finished the contest shooting 60 percent from the field and 43 percent from three.
Why Little Rock can cover
Junior guard Isaiah Palermo averages 11.4 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game. Palermo has been the most reliable offensive playmaker for the Trojans. The Florida native dropped at least 15 points in eight games. In the last matchup against South Alabama, Palermo logged 16 points, three rebounds and two assists.
Junior guard Jovan Stulic is averaging 7.8 points and 2.8 rebounds. He started to pick it up on the offensive side towards the end of the season. He scored in double figures in four of his last five games. On Feb. 12 against Troy, Stulic had 18 points, eight rebounds and shot 3-for-4 from three. The native of Serbia is a dependable shooter, connecting on 43 percent of his attempts from deep.
How to make Little Rock vs. South Alabama picks
SportsLine’s model is leaning over on the total, projecting 138 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in well over 50 percent of simulations. You can only see the model’s pick at SportsLine.
So who wins South Alabama vs. Little Rock? And which side of the spread hits in well over 50 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its college basketball picks, and find out.
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