Samford at Arkansas College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/10/2017
Friday, November 10, 2017
Bud Walton Arena
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The Samford Bulldogs travel to Bud Walton Arena to play the Arkansas Razorbacks on Friday, November 10, 2017.
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Samford heads into this matchup after finishing last year with a mark of 17-14. They had a point differential of 3.1 as they averaged 79.4 points per contest while giving up 76.3 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 Samford Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Samford Bulldogs were 15-12 against the spread last season
The Samford Bulldogs were 16-8 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 Samford Bulldogs 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
Wyatt Walker averaged 12.9 points per game in 29.1 minutes per contest last season. He averaged 1.5 assists per contest and 9.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage was 59% for the year while his free throw percentage was 76%. Demetrius Dyson averaged 16.1 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per night last season. He pulled down 4.8 rebounds per game and dished out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage was 44% while his free throw percentage was at 73%.
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%. 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 finished at 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulldogs allowed 76.3 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 273rd in the nation. They also allowed a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 117th and 97th in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 36.1 rebounds a game which ranked 222nd, and they gave up 16.4 assists per contest which put them in 339th place in the country. They forced 12.7 turnovers per game which ranked them 137th in college basketball. Samford averaged 79.4 points per contest last season, which ranked them 46th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin was 3.1 and their shooting percentage was 47% as a team, which had them ranked 65th. Behind the arc they shot 40% which was good for 11th in D-1. They averaged 36.4 rebounds per game and 16.3 assists per game, which ranked them 139th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 103rd with 13.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
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 the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.1 per game last season. Arkansas was 42nd in Division 1 with 79.8 points per game last year. They were 79th in the country 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 the nation. They were 149th in college basketball 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 Bulldogs were 227th in the country in defensive rating last season with 104.7, and their offensive rating of 109 was ranked 77th. They were 149th in college basketball in pace with 70.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% was 56th. As a unit they were 41st in the nation in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 227th in D-1. Samford was 130th in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 16.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 49%, which was 137th in the country.
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 Samford/Arkansas college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Arkansas
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