Arkansas at Providence NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/19/2019
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Dunkin Donuts Center
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The Arkansas Razorbacks travel to Dunkin Donuts Center to play the Providence Friars on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Providence as 2.5 point favorites.
Arkansas heads into this matchup with a mark of 17-14. They currently have a point differential of 2.9 as they are averaging 75.5 points per contest while giving up 72.6 per game. Providence has an overall mark of 17-14. They are averaging 71.4 points per contest and giving up 69.4, which is a point differential of 2.0.
Valuable Arkansas Razorbacks Betting Trends
The Arkansas Razorbacks are 14-18-0 against the spread
The Arkansas Razorbacks are 10-20-1 against the over/under
Important Providence Friars Betting Trends
The Providence Friars are 15-18-0 against the spread
The Providence Friars are 15-16-0 against the over/under
Key Arkansas Razorbacks Injuries
11/09/18 G Khalil Garland Medical is out indefinitely
01/19/19 G Jordan Phillips Transferred has left team
Key Providence Friars Injuries
01/20/19 F Emmitt Holt Abdominal is out for season
Daniel Gafford comes into this contest averaging 16.9 points per game while playing 28.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 8.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 59%. Isaiah Joe averages 14.0 points per game in 29.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 2.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Alpha Diallo averages 16.1 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 8.0 rebounds per game and has 3.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 68%. Nate Watson averages 11.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 23.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.2 rebounds per contest and 0.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage is 64%.
Useful Team Statistics
Arkansas averages 75.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 101st in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 2.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 160th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 186th in the nation. They average 33.6 rebounds per game and 15.7 assists per game, which ranks them 274th and 31st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 140th with 13.3 per game. The Razorbacks allow 72.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 212th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 101st and 176th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 38.3 rebounds a game which ranks 322nd and they give up 12.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 167th place in Division 1. They force 16.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 340th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Providence is 209th in the country with 71.4 points per game this year. They are 278th in Division 1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 2.0. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 235th in the nation. They are 111th in the NCAA in rebounding with 36.5 boards per game, and 92nd in assists per contest with 14.4. The Friars are 151st in turnovers per game with 13.2. The Friars surrender 69.4 points per contest, which ranks them 128th in D-1. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 125th and 144th in those defensive statistics. They rank 111th with 12.3 assists allowed per contest and 185th with 34.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Friars are 264th in country in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per game.
The Razorbacks are 163rd in the nation in offensive rating with 104.2. 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 174th. As a team they are 185th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 211th in Division 1. Arkansas is 188th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions.
Providence is 171st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions. The Friars have an offensive rating of 101.9, which is ranked 219th. They are 202nd in D-1 in pace with 68.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 298th. As a unit they are 289th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 270th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Arkansas/Providence college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Providence -2.5
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