Wofford vs. Arkansas - 3/19/15 NCAA Tournament Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Wofford Terriers (28-6) at Arkansas Razorbacks (26-8)
College Basketball: Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 9:50 pm (Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena)
The Line: Arkansas Razorbacks -7.5 -- Over/Under: 136 See the Latest Odds
The Wofford Terriers and Arkansas Razorbacks meet Thursday in the NCAA Tournament.
The Wofford Terriers won the Southern and have won eight straight games. On the season, Wofford is averaging 65.9 points on 45.5 percent shooting and is allowing 60.1 points on 42 percent shooting. Karl Cochran is averaging 14.6 points and 5.8 rebounds while Spencer Collins is averaging 11.6 points and 1.5 assists. Lee Skinner is the third double-digit scorer and Eric Garcia is dishing 2.6 assists. The Wofford Terriers have five players averaging at least 7.6 points, and they’re shooting 68.9 percent from the line and 37.6 percent from deep. Defensively, Wofford is allowing 30.8 percent shooting from deep and has given up 64 or less points in four straight games.
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The Arkansas Razorbacks were the second-best SEC team and have split their last six games. On the season, Arkansas is averaging 78 points on 44.7 percent shooting and is allowing 70.1 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Bobby Portis is averaging 17.5 points and 8.6 rebounds while Michael Qualls is averaging 15.5 points and 5.3 rebounds. Rashad Madden is dishing 4.5 assists and Anthlon Bell is shooting 37 percent. The Arkansas Razorbacks have five players averaging at least 7.8 points, and they’re shooting 72.4 percent from the line and 35 percent from deep. Defensively, Arkansas is allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and has given up 72 or more points in six of its last seven games.
The Terriers are 14-6-1 ATS in their last 21 neutral site games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Razorbacks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 NCAA Tournament games.
Arkansas has the best player by a mile and a half in Portis. WOfford is an experienced team but doesn't have the horses or the physical style of play to hang in this one for 40 minutes. I like the Razorbacks by double digits.