Connecticut vs. Arkansas - 11/26/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arkansas Razorbacks (4-1) at Connecticut Huskies (4-1)
College Basketball: Sunday, November 26, 2017 at 3:00 pm (Moda Center at the Rose Quarter)
The Line: Connecticut Huskies +4.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Arkansas Razorbacks and UConn Huskies meet Sunday in college basketball action at the Moda Center.
The Arkansas Razorbacks look for a nice victory here to build on their solid 4-1 start. The Arkansas Razorbacks are averaging 87.8 points on 47.7 percent shooting and allowing 74.8 points on 34.8 percent shooting. Jaylen Barford is averaging 20.2 points and 3.4 assists while Daryl Macon is averaging 16.4 points and 2.6 rebounds. Daniel Gafford is the third double-digit scorer and Anton Beard is dishing 3.4 assists. The Arkansas Razorbacks are shooting 38.5 percent from beyond the arc and 71.4 percent from the free throw line. The Arkansas Razorbacks are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34 rebounds per game. The Arkansas Razorbacks have won six of their last nine neutral site games.
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The UConn Huskies also look to leave this tournament with an impressive 5-1 record. The UConn Huskies are averaging 71 points on 41.4 percent shooting and allowing 65.6 points on 39.8 percent shooting. Jalen Adams is averaging 17.3 points and 2.3 assists while Terry Larrier is averaging 17.2 points and six rebounds. Alterique Gilbert is the third double-digit scorer and Antwoine Anderson is dishing two assists. The UConn Huskies are shooting 29.5 percent from beyond the arc and 76.6 percent from the free throw line. The UConn Huskies are allowing 32.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.8 rebounds per game. The UConn Huskies have split their last eight neutral site games.
The Razorbacks are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games, 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Huskies are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 neutral site games, 7-3 ATS in their last 10 vs. Southeastern and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The under is 5-1 in Huskies last 6 non-conference games and the under is 12-4 in Razorbacks last 16 neutral site games.
Arkansas has yet to prove to me it can beat above-average teams in big moments, as the Razorbacks were waxed by North Carolina despite getting some love from the oddmakers. UConn did beat Oregon as eight-point underdogs and did hang with Michigan State for about 30 minutes before things got ugly down the stretch. UConn is always a team that produces in tournaments and has been impressive defensively. I'll take the Huskies in a game they can win outright.