Arkansas at Alabama College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/24/2018
Saturday, February 24, 2018
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The Arkansas Razorbacks head to Coleman Coliseum to take on the Alabama Crimson Tide on Saturday, February 24, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Alabama as 4 point favorites.
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Arkansas comes into this game with an overall record of 19-9. They currently have a point differential of 6.9 as they are averaging 82.4 points per game while giving up 75.6 per contest. Alabama has an overall mark of 17-11. They are averaging 73.4 points per contest and giving up 69.4, which is a point differential of 4.0.
Valuable Arkansas Razorbacks Betting Trends
The Arkansas Razorbacks are 14-14 against the spread this season
The Arkansas Razorbacks are 15-13 against the over/under this year
Important Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Trends
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 14-12 against the spread this season
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 9-18 against the over/under this year
Key Arkansas Razorbacks Injuries
11/05/17 G Khalil Garland Medical is out indefinitely
Key Alabama Crimson Tide Injuries
11/09/17 G Ar'Mond Davis Knee is out for season
01/01/18 G Riley Norris Hip is out for season
Jaylen Barford averages 18.4 points per contest while playing 31.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 69%. Daryl Macon averages 17.4 points per contest in 30.9 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.9 assists per game and 2.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Collin Sexton scores 18.4 points per contest while playing 29.2 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 3.6 rebounds per contest and has 3.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. Donta Hall averages 11.4 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 23.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 7 rebounds per game and has 0.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 75% and his free throw percentage is 57%.
Useful Team Statistics
Arkansas averages 82.4 points per contest this year, which is 28th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 6.9 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 36th. From 3-point territory they shoot 40%, which is good for 24th in Division 1. They average 35.2 boards per contest and 14.9 assists per game, which ranks them 193rd and 102nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 325th with 11.0 per game. The Razorbacks allow 75.6 points per contest, which is 260th in the country. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 115th and 166th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 36.4 rebounds a game which ranks 257th, and they allow 13.7 assists per game which puts them in 200th place in college basketball. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 258th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Alabama is 199th in the country with 73.4 points per contest this season. They are 70th in the nation in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 4.0. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 284th in Division 1. They are 133rd in the country in rebounding with 36.0 boards per contest and 236th in assists per game with 12.9. The Crimson Tide are 80th in turnovers per contest with 14.1. The Crimson Tide give up 69.4 points per game, which ranks them 100th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 24th and 24th in those defensive statistics. They rank 51st with 11.6 dimes allowed per game and 229th with 35.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Crimson Tide are 198th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per contest this year.
The Razorbacks are 29th in the nation in offensive rating with 112.9, and their defensive rating of 103.5 is ranked 207th. In terms of pace they are 66th in the country with 72 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 50th. As a team they are 71st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 285th in Division 1. Arkansas is 337th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 141st in the nation.
Alabama is 67th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 20th in Division 1. The Crimson Tide are 69th in the nation in defensive rating with 98.2, and their offensive rating of 103.8 is ranked 202nd. They are 126th in D-1 in pace with 70.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 120th. As a unit they are 123rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 231st in the country.
Who will win tonight's Arkansas/Alabama college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Arkansas +4
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