Texas State at Arkansas College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/22/2018
Saturday, December 22, 2018
Bud Walton Arena
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The Texas State Bobcats travel to Bud Walton Arena to play the Arkansas Razorbacks on Saturday, December 22, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Arkansas as 10 point favorites.
Texas State heads into this matchup with a mark of 10-1. They currently have a point differential of 14.2 as they are averaging 75.5 points per contest while giving up 61.4 per game. Arkansas has an overall record of 7-3. They are averaging 83.3 points per game and surrendering 70.8, good for a point differential of 12.5.
Valuable Texas State Bobcats Betting Trends
The Texas State Bobcats are 6-4-0 against the spread
The Texas State Bobcats are 5-5-0 against the over/under
Important Arkansas Razorbacks Betting Trends
The Arkansas Razorbacks are 6-4-0 against the spread
The Arkansas Razorbacks are 3-6-1 against the over/under
Key Texas State Bobcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Arkansas Razorbacks Injuries
11/09/18 G Khalil Garland Medical is out indefinitely
Tre'Larenz Nottingham averages 10.7 points per game in 27.5 minutes per contest. He averages 2.7 assists per contest and 3.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 36% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%. Nijal Pearson comes into this contest averaging 19.9 points per game while playing 31.9 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 67% while his free throw percentage is at 70%.
Isaiah Joe averages 16.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 29.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.7 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 76%. Daniel Gafford averages 17.5 points per game while playing 27.6 minutes per contest. He grabs 9.2 rebounds per game and has 0.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 67% and his free throw percentage is at 60%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bobcats allow 61.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in Division 1. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 16th and 69th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.4 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd, and they give up 11.2 assists per contest which puts them in 61st place in the NCAA. They force 15.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 252nd in the nation. Texas State averages 75.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 152nd in the country. Their average scoring margin is 14.2 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 77th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 128th in D-1. They average 38.3 rebounds per game and 17.6 assists per contest, which ranks them 93rd and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 139th with 14.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Razorbacks surrender 70.8 points per contest, which ranks them 169th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 38% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 24th and 57th in those defensive statistics. They rank 143rd with 12.5 assists allowed per contest, and 314th with 39.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Razorbacks are 316th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 16.8 per game. Arkansas is 32nd in the country with 83.3 points per game this year. They are 130th in the D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 12.5. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 134th in the nation. They are 68th in the country in rebounding with 39.1 boards per game and 14th in assists per contest with 18.2. The Razorbacks are 182nd in turnovers per game with 13.4.
The Bobcats have an offensive rating of 109.1, which is ranked 104th. They are 252nd in college basketball in pace with 69.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 101st. As a unit they are 81st in the nation in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 221st in D-1. Texas State is 109th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.5 times per 100 possessions.
Arkansas is 252nd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions. The Razorbacks have an offensive rating of 108.5, which is ranked 110th. They are 28th in D-1 in pace with 75.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 129th. As a unit they are 143rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 174th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Texas State/Arkansas college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Arkansas -10
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