Arkansas at Indiana NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/23/2019
Saturday, March 23, 2019
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The Arkansas Razorbacks travel to Assembly Hall to play the Indiana Hoosiers on Saturday in the 2nd round of the NIT. IU is coming off a 89-72 win over St. Francis while Arkansas beat Providence 84-72. The opening line for this matchup has Indiana as 4.5 point favorites.
Arkansas heads into this matchup with a mark of 17-14. They currently have a point differential of 3.2 as they are averaging 75.7 points per contest while giving up 72.6 per game. Indiana has an overall record of 17-14. They are averaging 72.1 points per game and surrendering 67.9, good for a point differential of 4.2.
Valuable Arkansas Razorbacks Betting Trends
The Arkansas Razorbacks are 15-18-0 against the spread
The Arkansas Razorbacks are 10-20-1 against the over/under
Important Indiana Hoosiers Betting Trends
The Indiana Hoosiers are 16-17-0 against the spread
The Indiana Hoosiers are 14-17-0 against the over/under
Key Arkansas Razorbacks Injuries
11/09/18 G Khalil Garland Medical is out indefinitely
03/18/19 F Daniel Gafford Personal is out for NIT Tournament
01/19/19 G Jordan Phillips Transferred has left team
Key Indiana Hoosiers Injuries
11/22/18 F Jerome Hunter Leg is out for season
03/21/19 F Race Thompson Illness is questionable Saturday vs Arkansas
03/21/19 G Romeo Langford Back is doubtful Saturday vs Arkansas
Mason Jones comes into this contest averaging 13.8 points per game while playing 29.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 80%. Isaiah Joe averages 13.9 points per game in 30.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 2.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Devonte Green averages 8.9 points per game while playing 24.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.0 rebounds per game and has 3.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 76%. Juwan Morgan averages 15.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.3 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is 64%.
Useful Team Statistics
Arkansas averages 75.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 94th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 3.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 155th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 164th in the nation. They average 33.7 rebounds per game and 15.8 assists per game, which ranks them 267th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 135th with 13.3 per game. The Razorbacks allow 72.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 209th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 98th and 129th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 38.2 rebounds a game which ranks 320th and they give up 13.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 168th place in Division 1. They force 16.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 339th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana is 184th in the country with 72.1 points per game this year. They are 75th in Division 1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 4.2. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 315th in the nation. They are 126th in the NCAA in rebounding with 36.3 boards per game, and 171st in assists per contest with 13.5. The Hoosiers are 224th in turnovers per game with 12.5. The Hoosiers surrender 67.9 points per contest, which ranks them 80th in D-1. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 89th and 94th in those defensive statistics. They rank 223rd with 13.5 assists allowed per contest and 192nd with 35.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hoosiers are 140th in country in forcing turnovers with 12.6 per game.
The Razorbacks are 148th in the nation in offensive rating with 104.6. In terms of pace they are 63rd in the country with 71.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 161st. As a team they are 177th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 213th in Division 1. Arkansas is 187th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions.
Indiana is 209th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions. The Hoosiers have an offensive rating of 103.9, which is ranked 168th. They are 229th in D-1 in pace with 68.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 153rd. As a unit they are 191st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 296th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Arkansas/Indiana college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Indiana -4.5
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