Arkansas vs. Colorado State - 12/5/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado State Rams (4-4) at Arkansas Razorbacks (5-2)
College Basketball: Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 8:00 pm (Bud Walton Arena)
The Line: Arkansas Razorbacks -16 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
We have a non-conference college basketball matchup on Tuesday night, as the Colorado State Rams face off against the Arkansas Razorbacks.
The Colorado State Rams will try to climb back above .500 after notching a 72-63 win over Colorado last time out. Prentiss Nixon and J.D. Paige tied for the team-lead with 16 points apiece, with Nixon going 5 for 14 from the floor with 4 threes and a pair of steals, while Paige added 7 rebounds and 3 assists. Che Bob chipped in 11 points with 6 rebounds and 3 blocks to round out the scoring in double figures for the Rams in the win. Nico Carvacho and Deion James each recorded 8 points, with Carvacho chipping in 9 boards and 4 blocks, while James added a team-high 10 rebounds and 3 steals. Nixon leads the Rams in scoring with 15.9 points per game while Bob is the team’s leading rebounder with 9.2 boards per game and Carvacho is CSU’s top assist man with 2.1 assists per game this season. As a team, Colorado State is scoring 70.6 points per game on 40.9% shooting from the field, 29.3% from behind the arc and 71.7% from the foul line this season.
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The Arkansas Razorbacks will try to find some consistency after alternating wins and losses in each of their last 4 games, including a 91-65 loss to Houston last time out to sit at 5-2 this season. Anton Beard and Jaylen Barford tied for the team lead with 13 points apiece, with Beard going 4 for 10 from the floor with a pair of threes and a team-high 3 assists, while Barford went 7 for 9 from the foul line. C.J. Jones chipped in 11 points on 4 of 9 shooting with 3 triples while Daryl Macon added 10 points to finish the double-digit scoring for the Hogs in the loss. Dustin Thomas and Daniel Gafford each added a team-high 6 rebounds, with Thomas getting 9 points to Gafford’s 5. Barford leads Arkansas in scoring with 19.7 points per game while Beard leads the team in assists with 3.4 per game and Gafford is the team’s top rebounder with 5.7 rebounds per game this season. As a team, Arkansas is scoring 86.6 points per game on 47.6% shooting from the field, 40.3% from behind the arc and 72% from the foul line this season.
Colorado State is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games while the over is 6-1 in their last 7 games following a win. Arkansas is 13-6 ATS in their last 19 games overall and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a loss while the under is 7-3 in their last 10 Tuesday games.
Arkansas has some frustrations to take out after being dismantled by Houston last time out, but I’m not about to lay this many points with the Razorbacks who laid an egg against the Cougars. Colorado State has enough talent to hang with Arkansas here, so I’ll take the Rams and the huge amount of points.