Colgate Raiders vs Arkansas Razorbacks Prediction, 3/19/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colgate Raiders vs Arkansas Razorbacks
Date: Friday, March 19, 2021
Location: Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Colgate (+9)
The Arkansas Razorbacks (22-6) play the Colgate Raiders (14-1) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Friday in the NCAA Tournament. The line on this contest has Arkansas as 9-point favorites. The total is set at 157.5.
Colgate steps onto the court with a mark of 14-1 on the year. They turn it over 10.1 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 15.7 personal fouls every game. As a unit, Colgate is snagging 39.7 boards per game and has earned 262 assists so far this season, which has them ranked 260th in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. The Raiders are connecting on 40.2% on three-point shots (136 of 338) and 73.1% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 86.3 pts per game (2nd in the country) while shooting 49.9% from the field. When they are on the defensive end, the Raiders are forcing their opponents into 12.1 turnovers per contest while drawing 17.8 personal fouls. They are 8th in college hoops in giving up assists to their opponents with 166 conceded so far this season. The Raiders defensively are allowing a field goal percentage of 40.8% (388 of 951) and they concede 34.9 boards per game as a team. They give up 26.1% from 3-point land while they are 125th in D-1 in PPG allowed (68.6).
The Colgate Raiders stepped onto the hardwood against the Loyola Greyhounds and notched a win by a score of 85-72 in their last contest. Colgate ended having earned a 52.5% FG percentage (31 out of 59) and made 14 of their 23 shots from beyond the perimeter. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Raiders knocked down 9 of 14 attempts for a rate of 64.3%. Pertaining to pulling down rebounds, they compiled 26 with 6 of them being offensive. They also dished out 18 dimes for the game in addition to forcing 12 turnovers and having 9 steals. When discussing defense, Colgate allowed 46.8% from the floor on 29 of 62 shooting. Loyola dished out 12 assists and had 2 steals in the matchup. Additionally, Loyola snagged 31 rebounds (12 offensive, 19 defensive) and had 1 block. Loyola finished the game shooting 56.3% from the charity stripe by converting 9 of 16 shots. They converted 5 of 22 shots from 3-point range.
Tucker Richardson is one guy who was important for the game. He finished with 17 points on 6 of 12 shooting. He played 32 mins and also pulled down 5 rebounds. Richardson finished shooting 50.0% from the floor and also dished out 4 assists. One more player that came through in this contest for the Raiders was Jordan Burns. He grabbed 3 rebounds in his 30 minutes on the basketball court. He walked away from this one shooting 54.5% from the field in this matchup by shooting 6-of-11 (16 points). Overall, Burns earned 4 assists.
Arkansas has a win-loss mark of 22-6 this year. The Razorbacks are responsible for committing 16.9 personal fouls every game and they shoot 73.7% from the charity stripe. They are getting an assist 15.0 times per game (66th in the country) and they are turning it over 13.1 times per contest. Arkansas has scored 2,307 pts so far this year (82.4 per contest) and they pull in 40.0 rebounds per game. On the offensive side of the court, the Razorbacks are connecting on 45.5% from the field, which ranks them 99th in college basketball. The Razorbacks on the defensive side of the court are 192nd in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 70.7. They relinquish 11.8 dimes and 35.7 boards per game, which is ranked 89th and 219th in Division 1. The Arkansas defense gives up 32.6% on three-point shots (210 of 645) and their opponents are making 68.6% of their shots from the charity stripe. They are forcing their opponents into 15.4 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 41.5% from the field (78th in college hoops).
When they last played, the Arkansas Razorbacks walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 78-71 when they faced the LSU Tigers. The Razorbacks earned 25 defensive boards and 15 offensive boards totaling 40 in the game. They turned the ball over 16 times, while recording 9 steals in the matchup. The Tigers were called for 14 personal fouls for the contest which took the Razorbacks to the free throw line for a total of 19 attempts. They were able to convert 11 of the free throws for a rate of 57.9%. When talking about shots from 3-point land, Arkansas knocked down 6 of 26 attempts (23.1%). When all was said and done, the Razorbacks went 27 out of 65 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 41.5%. The Razorbacks permitted the Tigers to convert 28 out of their 66 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 42.4% in the game. They finished 47.4% from beyond the arc by hitting 9 of 19 and ended up going 13 of 15 at the charity stripe (86.7%). Regarding rebounding, Arkansas permitted LSU to collect 35 in total (10 offensive).
Moses Moody pitched in for the Razorbacks in this contest. He converted 8 of 16 for this contest for a field goal rate of 50.0%, and had 9 rebounds. Moody tallied 28 points in his 39 minutes on the court and accounted for 1 assist for the contest. An additional guy that ended being a contributor for Arkansas was Justin Smith. He finished with 2 assists in 39 minutes on the hardwood, and he shot 10 out of 13 from the floor. Smith ended up shooting 76.9% from the field and also contributing 21 points and 7 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Arkansas (-9)
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