Troy State vs. Arkansas Prediction, Odds, Start Time: 2023 Sun Belt Tournament Picks, Betting With Verified Model

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No. 1 seed 13 Arkansas State Red Wolves (13-19) and the No. 5 Troy Trojans (19-12) matchup in the second round of the 2023 Sun Belt Tournament on Thursday afternoon. The Red Wolves blew out Coastal Carolina 86-69 on February 28 in the first round. Meanwhile, Troy enters this game on a two game winning streak. On February 24, the Trojans also defeated Coastal Carolina 95-74. The winner advances to face No. 4 seed James Madison in Saturday’s quarterfinals.

Tipoff from Pensacola Bay Center in Pensacola is set for 3pm ET. The Trojans are a 7-point favorite in the Arkansas State vs. Before making any Troy vs. Arkansas State picks, be sure to check out the college basketball predictions and betting tips from SportsLine’s Prediction Model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. The model enters Week 17 of the 76-46 season on college basketball picks at the highest level this season, returning more than $1,600 for a $100 player. Anyone who has followed him has seen great results.

Now, the model has set his sights on Troy vs. Arkansas State and just locked in his CBB picks and predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the model selections. Here are the college basketball odds and betting lines for Arkansas State vs. Troy:

  • Arkansas State vs Troy spread: Trojans -7
  • Arkansas State vs. Troy State over/under: 133.5 points
  • Arkansas State vs. Troy money line: Trojans -345, Red Wolves +270
  • ARST: Red Wolves are 5-0 ATS in their last five games overall
  • TROY: Trojans are 7-1 ATS in their last eight games after scoring 90+ points in their previous game
  • Arkansas State vs. Troy picks: See picks at SportsLine

A special game | Troy Trojans vs Arkansas State Red Wolves

Why Arkansas State Can Cover It

Senior forward Omar El-Sheikh is a powerful and mobile force in the front court. The Egypt native is third in the Sun Belt in rebounds (9.7) with 11.5 points per game. He has recorded 12 double-doubles on the season. In the first round, El-Sheikh had 13 points and 15 rebounds.

Freshman guard Terrance Ford Jr. has been a floor-to-floor threat from the outside. Ford has a reliable jumper and scans the floor well as a playmaker. The Illinois native is averaging 10.8 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game. He has made at least 20 points and four 3-pointers in two of his last four games. On February 28, Ford Jr. gathered. 25 points, five assists and went 4-of-4 from downtown.

Why can Troy cover it

Senior forward Zay Williams is an athletic difference maker in the front court. Williams sets great screens to open things up and finishes strong around the rim. The Alabama native leads the team in both points (12.1) and rebounds (7). He has recorded at least 15 points and seven boards in four of his last eight games. On February 11, Williams recorded 26 points, 10 rebounds and four assists.

Junior guard Christyon Eugene knows how to create space and be a scoring asset on the perimeter. Eugene has good range and fast exposure, shooting 40% from the center of town. The Texas native is averaging 11.8 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game. He has dropped 16-plus in three of his last four outings. In his last game, Eugene finished with 19 points, four steals and went 5-of-10 from 3-point land.

How to make picks from Troy vs. Arkansas State

The SportsLine model leans over the point total, making the teams combine for 135 points. He also says that one side of the distribution hits in more than 50% of samples. You can only find the model selections at SportsLine.

So who will win Arkansas State vs. Troy? And which side of the spread hits more than 50% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread to jump on, all from the advanced model who has returned more than $1,600 on his college basketball picks this season, and find out.

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