Georgia Tech at Arkansas College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/19/2018
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Bud Walton Arena
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The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets travel to Bud Walton Arena to play the Arkansas Razorbacks on Wednesday, December 19, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Arkansas as 7.5 point favorites.
Georgia Tech heads into this matchup with a mark of 5-4. They currently have a point differential of 9.3 as they are averaging 70.3 points per contest while giving up 61.0 per game. Arkansas has an overall record of 7-2. They are averaging 85.3 points per game and surrendering 71.0, good for a point differential of 14.3.
Valuable Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Betting Trends
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are 7-2-0 against the spread
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are 3-6-0 against the over/under
Important Arkansas Razorbacks Betting Trends
The Arkansas Razorbacks are 6-3-0 against the spread
The Arkansas Razorbacks are 3-5-1 against the over/under
Key Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Arkansas Razorbacks Injuries
11/09/18 G Khalil Garland Medical is out indefinitely
Jose Alvarado comes into this contest averaging 13.6 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 67% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 78%. Brandon Alston averages 11.6 points per game in 25.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 2.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Daniel Gafford averages 17.9 points per game while playing 27.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 9.3 rebounds per game and has 0.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 67% and his free throw percentage is at 61%. Isaiah Joe averages 16.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.7 rebounds per contest and 2.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Georgia Tech averages 70.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 278th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 9.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 209th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 288th in the nation. They average 35.3 rebounds per game and 13.2 assists per game, which ranks them 229th and 218th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 113th with 14.3 per game. The Yellow Jackets allow 61.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the country. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 27% average from behind the arc, ranking them 23rd and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.9 rebounds a game which ranks 163rd and they give up 11.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 53rd place in Division 1. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 275th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Arkansas is 15th in the country with 85.3 points per game this year. They are 86th in Division 1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 14.3. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 109th in the nation. They are 48th in the NCAA in rebounding with 40.0 boards per game, and 14th in assists per contest with 18.4. The Razorbacks are 200th in turnovers per game with 13.1. The Razorbacks surrender 71.0 points per contest, which ranks them 174th in D-1. Their defense allows a 38% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 14th and 58th in those defensive statistics. They rank 132nd with 12.3 assists allowed per contest and 309th with 38.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Razorbacks are 307th in country in forcing turnovers with 16.4 per game.
The Yellow Jackets have an offensive rating of 99.4, which is ranked 268th. They are 182nd in college basketball in pace with 70.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 242nd. As a unit they are 215th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 244th in D-1. Georgia Tech is 75th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18 times per 100 possessions.
Arkansas is 273rd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions. The Razorbacks have an offensive rating of 110, which is ranked 90th. They are 23rd in D-1 in pace with 76.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 96th. As a unit they are 116th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 200th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Georgia Tech/Arkansas college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Arkansas -7.5
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