Arkansas vs. North Texas - 11/28/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
North Texas Mean Green (4-1) at Arkansas Razorbacks (4-0)
College Basketball: Friday, November 28, 2014 at 9:00 pm (Bud Walton Arena)
The Line: Arkansas Razorbacks -24 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: SEC Network
The North Texas Mean Green and Arkansas Razorbacks play Friday night at the Bud Walton Arena.
The North Texas Mean Green are off to a quick 4-1 start and are playing terrific defense. On the season, North Texas is allowing 64.5 points on 41.8 percent shooting and is allowing 60.5 points on 35.4 percent shooting. Jordan Williams leads North Texas with 13.6 points and 4.8 rebounds while Colin Voss is grabbing 6.6 rebounds in limited playing time. T.J. Taylor is averaging 9.3 points on 48.3 percent shooting and Maurice Aniefiok is shooting 46.2 percent from deep. The North Texas Mean Green are averaging eight steals and four blocks, quickly becoming one of the best defensive teams in the C-USA. However, if North Texas is really going to be a good team, it must stop turning the ball over 18 times per game on the offensive end.
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The Arkansas Razorbacks are undefeated and look to keep rolling until their big game against Iowa State. On the season, Arkansas is averaging 89.2 points on 50.8 percent shooting and 68.8 points on 41.1 percent shooting. Bobby Portis leads Arkansas with 17.5 points and 5.5 rebounds while Michael Qualls is averaging 12.5 points on 50 percent shooting. Anthlon Bell is the the third Arkansas player averaging double-digit points and Rashad Madden is averaging 5.5 assists. The Arkansas Razorbacks have shown to be a great offensive team that’s shooting 71 percent from the free throw line and 49.2 percent from deep. However, Arkansas could improve in the rebounding department and on the defensive end.
The Mean Green Eagles are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Razorbacks are 19-9 ATS in their last 28 home games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 non-conference games.
You guys should know I'm really high on the Arkansas Razorbacks this season as they were my pick to win the SEC. However, this line is showing no respect to a decent defensive team in North Texas. Give me the points here.