Bucknell at Arkansas College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/12/2017
Sunday, November 12, 2017
Bud Walton Arena
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The Bucknell Bison travel to Bud Walton Arena to play the Arkansas Razorbacks on Sunday, November 12, 2017.
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Bucknell heads into this matchup after finishing last year with a mark of 23-8. They had a point differential of 8.8 as they averaged 76.1 points per contest while giving up 67.4 per game. Arkansas had an overall record of 23-8 last season. They averaged 79.8 points per game and surrendered 74.0, good for a point differential of 5.8.
Valuable Bucknell Bison Betting Trends
The Bucknell Bison were 7-1 against the spread last season
The Bucknell Bison were 3-2 against the over/under last year
Important Arkansas Razorbacks Betting Trends
The Arkansas Razorbacks were 17-15 against the spread last season
The Arkansas Razorbacks were 16-13 against the over/under last year
Key Bucknell Bison Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Arkansas Razorbacks Injuries
11/08/17 F Dustin Thomas Suspension is out indefinitely
11/05/17 F Arlando Cook Suspension is out indefinitely
11/05/17 G Khalil Garland Medical is out indefinitely
Zach Thomas averaged 15.9 points per game while playing 29.7 minutes per night last season. He pulled down 6.6 rebounds per game and dished out 3.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage was 44% while his free throw percentage finished at 81%. Nana Foulland averaged 15 points per game in 27.6 minutes per contest last season. He averaged 1.2 assists per contest and 7.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage was 63% for the year while his free throw percentage was 56%.
Dusty Hannahs averaged 14.4 points per game while playing 24.7 minutes per contest last year. He grabbed 1.7 rebounds per game and had 1.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage was 44% and his free throw percentage was at 91%. Daryl Macon averaged 13.4 points per game last season and he saw the court an average of 25.2 minutes per contest. He also averaged 2.6 rebounds per contest and 2.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage was 45% and his free throw percentage was 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
Bucknell averaged 76.1 points per contest last season, which ranked them 109th in the nation. Their average scoring margin was 8.8 and their shooting percentage was 48% as a team, which had them ranked 25th. Behind the arc they shot 38% which was good for 59th in the country. They averaged 34.4 rebounds per game and 14.6 assists per game, which ranked them 252nd and 99th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 155th with 13.3 per game. The Bison allowed 67.4 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 61st in Division 1. They also allowed a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 107th and 126th in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 33.4 rebounds a game which ranked 85th and they gave up 12.0 assists per contest, which put them in 88th place in college basketball. They forced 13.9 turnovers per game which ranked them 248th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Arkansas was 42nd in the country with 79.8 points per game last year. They were 79th in D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin was 5.8. They shot 36% from 3-point range, which was good for 108th in college basketball. They were 149th in the nation in rebounding with 36.3 boards per game, and 136th in assists per contest with 14.0. The Razorbacks were 291st in turnovers per game with 11.7. The Razorbacks surrendered 74.0 points per contest, which ranked them 223rd in the country. Their defense allowed a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 86th and 81st in those defensive statistics. They ranked 120th with 12.6 assists allowed per contest and 228th with 36.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Razorbacks were 170th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.1 per game last season.
The Bison were 96th in the nation last year in offensive rating with 108.1, and their defensive rating of 95.6 was ranked 34th. In terms of pace they were 129th in the country with 70.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% was 28th. As a team they were 40th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 119th in Division 1. Bucknell was 112th in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 48%, which was 73rd in the nation.
Arkansas was 309th in the country in turnovers last year, as they turned the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 48%, which was 83rd in Division 1. The Razorbacks were 202nd in the nation in defensive rating with 103.5, and their offensive rating of 111.6 was ranked 43rd. They were 82nd in D-1 in pace with 71.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% was 140th. As a unit they were 87th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 314th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Bucknell/Arkansas college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Arkansas
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