FIU Golden Panthers vs. Arkansas Razorbacks ATS Prediction

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The Arkansas Razorbacks (4-1) will be at home in Bud Walton Arena when they take on the FIU Golden Panthers (7-1). The game gets underway at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 1, 2018.

FIU Golden Panthers vs. Arkansas Razorbacks Betting Odds

Both teams were triumphant in their last game. The Razorbacks easily got past the UT Arlington Mavericks 78-60, while the Golden Panthers barely escaped the FGCU Eagles 81-80.

The Golden Panthers, who came into the game averaging an effective field goal percentage of 0.545, had a solid mark of 0.585, while the Eagles had a turnover percentage of 20.6 (above their season average of 17.4). Arkansas, meanwhile, played a flawless game. They had a ridiculous free throw rate of 0.618 (above their season average of 0.230) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 34.1 (above their season average of 23.4). UT Arlington was 0.327 and 22.0, respectively, for those same stats. Arkansas rallied around Daniel Gafford, who recorded 21 points and five rebounds. Meanwhile, Brian Beard Jr. had a good outing for FIU, recording 21 points and six rebounds.

Based on each team’s statistical profile, ball security could play an integral role in this showdown. Since the 2017-18 season, Arkansas has committed the 19th-fewest miscues in the country (turnover percentage of 15.8 percent), while the gambling defense of FIU has forced the 26th-most (opponents’ turnover percentage of 22.1 percent).

FIU Golden Panthers vs. Arkansas Razorbacks Pick

Free Pick: SU Winner – Arkansas, ATS Winner – FIU, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Arkansas ranks 29th in blocks per game (4.7) while FIU ranks 179th in blocks allowed per game (3.5).
  • The Golden Panthers average 21.8 three pointers per game, which ranks 175th in the NCAA. The Razorbacks rank 281st in three pointers allowed per game (24.6).
  • Arkansas ranks 91st in assists per game (14.7) while FIU ranks 170th in assists allowed per game (13.4).
  • The Golden Panthers average 36.5 rebounds per game, which ranks 119th in the country. The Razorbacks rank 243rd in rebounds allowed per game (36.6).
  • FIU ranks ninth in steals per game (8.4) while Arkansas ranks 116th (6.5).