North Texas Mean Green vs Arkansas Razorbacks Prediction, 11/28/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: North Texas Mean Green vs Arkansas Razorbacks
Date: Saturday, November 28, 2020
Location: Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville, AR
TV: SEC Network
Odds/Point Spread: North Texas (+9.5)
The North Texas Mean Green (20-11 last season) are headed to Bud Walton Arena on Saturday where they'll meet the Arkansas Razorbacks (20-12 last year). North Texas opens this contest as 9.5-point dogs. The over/under has been set at 149.5.
North Texas enters this contest after finishing with a win-loss record of 20-11 last year. They had an average of 71.1 pts per game (179th in the country) while going 48.3% from the floor. The Mean Green connected on 37.9% on three-point shots (253 of 667) and 75.1% from the charity stripe. As a team, North Texas pulled in 32.2 rebounds per game and accumulated 390 assists over the course of last year, which was 238th in the nation in terms of passing. They gave up possession 13.6 times per game and as a squad committed 17.1 personal fouls per contest. When they were on the defensive end, the Mean Green forced their opponents into 13.7 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 16.7 personal fouls. The Mean Green defense allowed a FG percentage of 42.3% (671 of 1,587) and they conceded 29.3 boards per game as a group. They were ranked 24th in the country in allowing assists to the opposition with 316 surrendered last season. They gave up 34.8% from 3-point land and they were 28th in college basketball in opponents PPG (63.3).
The North Texas Mean Green faced off with the MVSU Delta Devils and took home the win by a score of 116-62 in their last game. North Texas ended with a 65.1% field goal percentage (41 of 63) and converted 21 of their 33 shots from distance. From the charity stripe, the Mean Green converted 13 of their 15 attempts for a rate of 86.7%. Pertaining to hauling in rebounds, they collected 41 with 5 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 28 dimes for the matchup as well as having 13 steals and 3 blocks. In reference to defense, North Texas allowed 65.1% from the field on 41 out of 63. MVSU dished out 7 assists and 12 steals for this game. Additionally, the Delta Devils snagged 22 boards (5 offensive, 17 defensive) and added 3 blocked shots. MVSU ended up shooting 55.6% from the free throw line by making 5 of their 9 shots. They also knocked down 11 out of their 33 attempts from beyond the arc.
James Reese is a guy who played a lot in this game. He racked up 21 points on 8 of 11 shooting. He saw the court for 24 mins and collected 4 boards. Reese finished shooting 72.7% from the floor and dished out 3 assists. An additional guy that was a major contributor in the matchup for the Mean Green was Javion Hamlet. He totaled 2 rebounds and also accumulated 11 assists. He finished 50.0% from the field for this game by shooting 4-of-8 (13 points). In all, Hamlet saw the court for 24 min.
Arkansas had a mark of 20-12 last year. Arkansas tallied 2,426 pts last year (75.8 per contest) and they snagged 31.6 boards per game. In terms of offensive execution, the Razorbacks hit 44.3% from the floor, which ranked them 148th in college basketball. The Razorbacks committed 19.9 fouls per game and they shot 73.1% from the free throw line. They earned an assist 11.9 times per contest (267th in D-1) and they turned the ball over 11.5 times per game. The Razorbacks on the defensive end were ranked 186th in Division 1 in PPG surrendered with 69.6. The Arkansas defense allowed 27.2% on shots from distance (164 of 602) and their opposition knocked down 70.1% of their free throw shots. They forced their opponents into 16.0 turnovers per game and allowed teams to shoot 42.8% from the field (172nd in college hoops). They conceded 10.1 assists and 38.3 total rebounds per game, which ranked them 20th and 323rd in those categories.
When they last stepped on the court, the Arkansas Razorbacks got the victory with a final of 142-62 when they faced the MVSU Delta Devils. The Razorbacks collected 35 defensive rebounds and 19 offensive boards for a total of 54 in this matchup. They rejected 4 attempts while recording 11 steals in this game. The Delta Devils were called for 26 personal fouls in this matchup which took the Razorbacks to the free throw line for a total of 33 shots. They were able to bury 26 of them for a percentage of 78.8%. In relation to shooting from downtown, Arkansas knocked down 20 of their 40 attempts (50.0%). When this game wrapped up, the Razorbacks finished shooting 48 for 86 from the floor which had them sitting at 55.8%. The Razorbacks allowed the Delta Devils to convert 23 of 72 attempts from the floor which had them sitting at 31.9% for the game. They shot 33.3% from three-point range by shooting 13 of 39 and finished the game at 3 of 6 from the free throw line (50.0%). When it comes to team rebounding, Arkansas allowed MVSU to pull down 29 overall (11 on the offensive glass).
Moses Moody ended up being a major contributor for the Razorbacks in the matchup. He converted 3 out of 12 for this game giving him a rate of 25.0%, which got him 16 points. Moody had 3 rebounds in his 24 minutes and totaled 2 dimes in the game. Another guy that was pivotal for Arkansas was Desi Sills. He left the arena with 19 points in 20 minutes on the court by going 8 of 10 from the floor in the matchup. Sills ended up shooting 80.0% from the field as well as totaling 2 assists and 2 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Arkansas (-9.5) and over 149.5 points
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