Troy at Arkansas College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/16/2017
Saturday, December 16, 2017
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The Troy Trojans travel to Verizon Arena to play the Arkansas Razorbacks on Saturday, December 16, 2017. The opening line for this game has Arkansas as 16.5 point favorites.
Troy heads into this matchup with a mark of 5-5. They currently have a point differential of 7.3 as they are averaging 80.0 points per contest while giving up 72.7 per game. Arkansas has an overall mark of 7-2. They are averaging 88.1 points per contest and giving up 75.2, which is a point differential of 12.9.
Valuable Troy Trojans Betting Trends
The Troy Trojans are 4-4 against the spread this season
The Troy Trojans are 4-4 against the over/under this year
Important Arkansas Razorbacks Betting Trends
The Arkansas Razorbacks are 6-3 against the spread this season
The Arkansas Razorbacks are 6-3 against the over/under this year
Key Troy Trojans Injuries
12/05/17 F Jaro Moravek Shin is out indefinitely
12/04/17 F Jordon Varnado Foot is out indefinitely
Key Arkansas Razorbacks Injuries
11/05/17 G Khalil Garland Medical is out indefinitely
Jordon Varnado averages 19 points per game in 29.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 7.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%. Wesley Person averages 20.3 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Daryl Macon averages 14.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29 minutes per contest. He also averages 2 rebounds per contest and 3.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 84%. Jaylen Barford averages 19.9 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 69%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Trojans allow 72.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 192nd in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 155th and 290th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.7 rebounds a game which ranks 253rd, and they give up 13.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 181st place in the country. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 125th in college basketball. Troy averages 80.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 92nd in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 7.3 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 101st. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 102nd in D-1. They average 35.4 rebounds per game and 13.8 assists per game, which ranks them 215th and 197th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 248th with 12.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Razorbacks surrender 75.2 points per contest, which ranks them 237th in the country. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 159th and 171st in those defensive statistics. They rank 155th with 12.8 assists allowed per contest, and 199th with 35.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Razorbacks are 272nd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 15.7 per game this season. Arkansas is 15th in Division 1 with 88.1 points per game this year. They are 39th in the country in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 12.9. They shoot 40% from 3-point range, which is good for 37th in the nation. They are 223rd in college basketball in rebounding with 35.1 boards per game and 58th in assists per contest with 16.3. The Razorbacks are 326th in turnovers per game with 11.2.
The Trojans are 202nd in the country in defensive rating with 101.5, and their offensive rating of 111.7 is ranked 76th. They are 201st in college basketball in pace with 70.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 53rd. As a unit they are 59th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 47% of their shot attempts, ranking 22nd in D-1. Troy is 236th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 183rd in the country.
Arkansas is 337th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 168th in Division 1. The Razorbacks are 148th in the nation in defensive rating with 98.3, and their offensive rating of 115.1 is ranked 37th. They are 21st in D-1 in pace with 76.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 50th. As a unit they are 46th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 292nd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Troy/Arkansas college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Arkansas -16.5
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