Arkansas vs. Bucknell - 11/12/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Bucknell Bison (0-1) at Arkansas Razorbacks (1-0)
College Basketball: Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 6:00 pm (Bud Walton Arena)
The Line: Arkansas Razorbacks -9 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Bucknell Bison and Arkansas Razorbacks meet Sunday in college basketball action at the Walton Arena.
The Bucknell Bison look for a bounce back performance after losing their season opener to Monmouth by one point. The Bucknell Bison are averaging 78 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 79 points on 49 percent shooting. Zach Thomas is averaging 31 points and 16 rebounds while Nana Foulland is averaging 13 points and two assists. Stephen Brown is the third double-digit scorer and Avi Toomer is dishing three assists. The Bucknell Bison are shooting 39.4 percent from beyond the arc and 41.2 percent from the free throw line. The Bucknell Bison are allowing 41.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32 rebounds per game. The Bucknell Bison have won seven of their last 10 road games.
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The Arkansas Razorbacks look for a quick 2-0 start after blowing out Samford in their season opener. The Arkansas Razorbacks are averaging 95 points on 57.1 percent shooting and allowing 56 points on 32.8 percent shooting. Jaylen Barford is averaging 16 points and four rebounds while Daryl Macon is averaging 16 points and eight assists. Adrio Bailey is the third double-digit scorer and Anton Beard is dishing six assists. The Arkansas Razorbacks are shooting 40.9 percent from beyond the arc and 63.6 percent from the free throw line. The Arkansas Razorbacks are allowing 27.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35 rebounds per game. The Arkansas Razorbacks have won seven of their last eight home games.
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While Arkansas looked great in its season opener, Bucknell is not Samford and won't allow so many open looks. The Bison are an experienced team that made the big dance last season and has a lot of seniors who lead the way. Bucknell won in Vanderbilt last season and beat a Richmond squad that made the quarterfinals of the NIT. Bucknell is not some cupcake that's going to roll over. This is one of the better games on Sunday's card, and don't be surprised if the Bison have a lead at some point in the second half. I'll take the points here due to the respect I have for the Bison.