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Arkansas vs. Texas State - 12/22/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Texas State Bobcats (10-1) at Arkansas Razorbacks (7-3)
Date & Time Saturday December 22, 2018, 2:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Arkansas Razorbacks -10 -- Over/Under: 144
TV Channel
SECN
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The Texas State Bobcats and the Arkansas Razorbacks will meet up in college basketball activity on Saturday. 

Texas State comes in here at a solid 10-1 overall. The Bobcats have thus far dispatched Air Force, Hardin-Simmons, Cal Poly, USC Upstate, Portland, Rice, UTSA, Texas A&M-CC, HBU and UTRGV. 

In the Vaqueros game, Texas State’s Tre-Larenz Nottingham led the way on 19 points with three assists, and Nijal Pearson added 16 points. Jaylen Shead was tops for the Bobcats in rebounds with 10 in that one. 

Over on the Arkansas side, they’re 7-3 this season. The Razorbacks’ only three losses so far have come courtesy of Texas 73-71, Western Kentucky 78-77 and Georgia Tech 69-65. 

In the Yellow Jackets game, Mason Jones led the Razorbacks on 17 points, six rebounds and five assists. Daniel Gafford added 14 points and eight rebounds for Arkansas and Isaiah Joe put up 13 points. 

Texas State is 4-1 ATS in their last five road games versus a team with a winning home record and 13-5-1 ATS in their last 19 road games. The Bobcats are 2-5 ATS in their last seven Saturday games and the over is 7-1 in their last eight Saturday games. 

Meanwhile, the Razorbacks are 4-1 ATS in their last five versus the Sun Belt and 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 following a straight-up loss. Arkansas is 1-3-1 ATS in their last five following an ATS loss and 1-4 ATS in their last five Saturday games. 

Aside from that six-point loss to Drake, it’s been an immaculate year so far for the Bobcats. Texas State has been scoring quite well on the whole this year, and it’s not uncommon to see them cruise past the 70-point mark. 

Arkansas is a team built to keep up on the scoreboard however, so I’m going to take the Razorbacks on the cover here.

Pick:
Arkansas Razorbacks -10

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