Arkansas Razorbacks vs Gonzaga Bulldogs Prediction, 3/24/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Arkansas Razorbacks vs Gonzaga Bulldogs
Date: Thursday, March 24, 2022
Location: Chase Center in San Francisco, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Arkansas (+10)
Chase Center is the location where the Gonzaga Bulldogs (28-3) will attempt to beat the Arkansas Razorbacks (27-8) on Thursday. Arkansas is 10-point dogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The total has been set at 154.
The Arkansas Razorbacks faced New Mexico State and took home the win by a score of 53-48 in their last game. Arkansas ended the contest with a 27.5% field goal percentage (14 of 51) and made 3 out of their 16 shots from beyond the perimeter. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Razorbacks made 22 of their 25 tries for a percentage of 88.0%. Pertaining to rebounding, they compiled 33 with 3 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 10 assists in this matchup as well as forcing 17 turnovers and earning 12 steals. In reference to defending, Arkansas allowed 34.0% from the field on 18 out of 53 shooting. New Mexico State earned 8 assists and had 4 steals in the matchup. In addition, New Mexico State pulled down 36 boards (4 offensive, 32 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. New Mexico State finished the game at 60.0% from the free throw line by making 6 of 10 tries. They buried 6 out of their 26 tries from beyond the arc. When it comes to fouls, the Razorbacks ended up with 14 while New Mexico State accumulated 15 fouls.
Jaylin Williams is one player who was a factor in the game. He ended up with 10 points on 3 of 10 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 40 mins and also grabbed 15 rebounds. He ended up going 30.0% from the floor and also totaled 3 assists.
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Arkansas enters this contest with a win-loss mark of 27-8 this year. They are giving up possession 12.4 times per contest and as a team they commit 16.8 personal fouls per contest. As a team, Arkansas is pulling in 38.1 rebounds per contest and has tallied 487 assists for the year, which ranks 60th in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. The Razorbacks are shooting 30.5% on shots from beyond the arc (220 of 722) and 75.9% from the charity stripe. They average 76.2 pts per contest (48th in D-1) while connecting on 43.5% from the floor.
On the defensive end, the Razorbacks are forcing their opponents into 14.8 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 19.7 personal fouls. They give up 32.6% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are ranked 142nd in college basketball in PPG allowed (68.0). The Razorbacks defensively are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 41.0% (827 of 2,018) and they surrender 34.6 rebounds per game as a group. They currently rank 289th in college basketball in allowing assists to their opponents with 447 relinquished on the year.
The last time they took the court, the Gonzaga Bulldogs took home the win by a final score of 82-78 when they played Memphis. The Bulldogs snagged 27 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive rebounds for a total of 37 in this contest. They also turned it over 5 times, while getting 2 steals for the game. Memphis was called for 23 fouls in the matchup which got the Bulldogs to the charity stripe for 24 tries. They were able to convert 13 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 54.2%. With respect to shooting from 3-point land, Gonzaga converted 9 out of their 27 attempts (33.3%). When this game wrapped up, the Bulldogs went 30 out of 58 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 51.7%. The Bulldogs allowed Memphis to bury 30 of their 70 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 42.9% in this matchup. They finished the game shooting 21.1% from 3-point land by going 4 of 19 and ended up shooting 14 out of 20 from the free throw line (70.0%). When it comes to rebounding, Gonzaga permitted Memphis to snag 37 in total (12 offensive).
Drew Timme pitched in for the Bulldogs in the matchup. He made 10 out of 16 in the game for a field goal rate of 62.5%, and earned 14 rebounds. He accumulated 25 points in his 36 mins on the hardwood and had 4 dimes in this matchup.
Gonzaga has a mark of 28-3 on the campaign. On the offensive side of the ball, the Bulldogs are shooting 52.6% from the field, which is 1st in the nation. Gonzaga has totaled 2,722 pts on the season (87.8 per contest) and they pull down 41.8 rebounds per contest. They are dishing out assists 18.4 times per game (3rd in Division 1) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 11.5 times per contest. The Bulldogs commit 15.5 fouls every game while shooting 71.2% from the charity stripe.
The Gonzaga defense gives up 30.6% on shots from 3-point land (204 of 666) and their opposition makes 70.1% of their shots from the free throw line. They concede 10.1 dimes and 33.1 boards per contest, which is 20th and 100th in the country. The Bulldogs on the defensive side of the court are 75th in D-1 in PPG allowed with 66.0. They are forcing their opponents into 12.1 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 37.9% from the floor (2nd in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Arkansas (+10)
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