Montana State Bobcats (1-4) at Arkansas Razorbacks (2-1)
|Date & Time||Wednesday November 21, 2018, 8:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Arkansas Razorbacks -22 -- Over/Under: 154
The Montana State Bobcats and Arkansas Razorbacks meet Wednesday in the college basketball Hardwood Showcase at the Bud Walton Arena.
The Montana State Bobcats could use a big road win after a brutal 1-4 start to the season. The Montana State Bobcats are averaging 63 points on 38.6 percent shooting and allowing 87.5 points on 51 percent shooting. Tyler Hall is averaging 17.6 points and 2.8 assists while Keljin Blevins is averaging 12 points and 6.2 rebounds. Ladan Ricketts is the third double-digit scorer and Harald Frey is dishing four assists. The Montana State Bobcats are shooting 31.5 percent from beyond the arc and 63.5 percent from the free throw line. The Montana State Bobcats are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 28.5 rebounds per game. The Montana State Bobcats have lost 10 straight road games.
The Arkansas Razorbacks look for their third straight win to build on their 2-1 start. The Arkansas Razorbacks are averaging 75 points on 43.7 percent shooting and allowing 67.7 points on 36.5 percent shooting. Daniel Gafford is averaging 19.5 points and 9.3 rebounds while Isaiah Joe is averaging 14.7 points and 1.7 assists. Mason Jones is the third double-digit scorer and Adrio Bailey is dishing 1.3 assists. The Arkansas Razorbacks are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 60.7 percent from the free throw line. The Arkansas Razorbacks are allowing 31.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33 rebounds per game. The Arkansas Razorbacks have won nine of their last 10 home games.
The Bobcats are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games and 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Razorbacks are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 non-conference games, 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 home games and 10-4-1 ATS in their last 15 games overall. The under is 4-0 in Razorbacks last 4 overall. The over is 8-2 in Bobcats last 10 overall.
The Montana State Bobcats have been beaten like a dog to start the season, and while those games can't against respectable teams, it doesn't change the fact they're being outscored by more than 20 points on the season. The Arkansas Razorbacks look different than a year ago player wise, but they still like to push the pace and can score with the best of them once they find their groove. Arkansas has also made an effort to defend and are currently top-40 in field goal percentage allowed. I like the home team in a blowout.