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Arkansas vs. Austin Peay - 12/28/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Austin Peay Governors (8-4) at Arkansas Razorbacks (8-3)
Date & Time Friday December 28, 2018, 8:00 PM (EST)
Location Unknown Location Unknown Address
The Line
The Line: Arkansas Razorbacks -12.5 -- Over/Under: 153
TV Channel
SEC
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Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

The Austin Peay Governors and Arkansas Razorbacks meet Friday in college basketball action at the Bud Walton Arena.

The Austin Peay Governors look for another victory to build on their impressive six-game winning streak. The Austin Peay Governors are averaging 78.1 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 75.4 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Terry Taylor is averaging 17.8 points and 8.3 rebounds while Zach Glotta is averaging 11.8 points and 2.2 rebounds. Chris Porter-Bunton is the third double-digit scorer and Steve Harris is grabbing 2.2 rebounds. The Austin Peay Governors are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 71.6 percent from the free throw line. The Austin Peay Governors are allowing 30.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34 rebounds per game. The Austin Peay Governors have lost three of their last five road games.

The Arkansas Razorbacks also look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Arkansas Razorbacks are averaging 82.4 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 70.7 points on 38.6 percent shooting. Daniel Gafford is averaging 17.6 points and 9.3 rebounds while Isaiah Joe is averaging 15.9 points and 1.9 assists. Mason Jones is the third double-digit scorer and Jalen Harris is dishing 6.6 assists. The Arkansas Razorbacks are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 66.1 percent from the free throw line. The Arkansas Razorbacks are allowing 31.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.9 rebounds per game. The Arkansas Razorbacks have won six of their last eight home games.

The Governors are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 non-conference games, 2-7 ATS in their last 9 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Razorbacks are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 non-conference games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The under is 4-0 in Razorbacks last 4 overall. The over is 22-8 in Governors last 30 overall.

The Austin Peay Governors have proven to be one of the better offensive teams in the country and they've played their fair share of road games to get themselves prepared for a game like this one. In its last five games, Austin Peay is shooting 50 percent from the field and outscoring teams by 13.2 points. Yes, the Arkansas Razorbacks are the better team overall and will be one of the better teams Austin Peay has played this year, but this line is showing no love to what the Governors have done up to this point. I'll take my chances with the boatload of points.

Pick:
Austin Peay Governors +12.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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