The Arkansas Razorbacks (2-0) will be at home in Bud Walton Arena when they clash against the Fresno State Bulldogs (2-0). The games Over/Under (O/U) opened at 154 points with Arkansas set as a 12.5-point favorite. Tip-off is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET on Friday, November 17, 2017.
Fresno State Bulldogs at Arkansas Razorbacks ATS Preview
The Bulldogs defeated the CSUN Matadors in their last game, 89-73. With 17 points and 10 rebounds, Jaron Hopkins had a solid performance for Fresno State. Fresno State dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had an absurd effective field goal percentage of 0.714 and a turnover percentage of 9.9. For those same stats, CSUN recorded marks of 0.537 and 12.8, respectively.
In the Razorbacks last game, they blew out the Bucknell Bison, 101-73. With 27 points on 10-for-15 shooting, Jaylen Barford was the games leading scorer. Arkansas played a flawless game. They had an extraordinary offensive rebounding percentage of 51.6 and a turnover percentage of 13.7. Bucknell was 28.6 and 21.4, respectively, for those same stats.
Based on each teams statistical profile, ball protection could play a key role in this meeting. Dating back to the 2016-17 season, Arkansas has committed the 45th-fewest miscues in the NCAA (turnover percentage of 16.7 percent), while the disruptive defense of Fresno State has forced the 56th-most (opponents turnover percentage of 20.9 percent).
The Bulldogs are 22-12 straight up (SU) and 18-10-1 against the spread (ATS) since last season. Since last season, games involving Fresno State have had a tendency to go under the projected point total (58.6 percent).
On the other hand, the Razorbacks, have records of 27-9 SU and 21-15 ATS since last season. Vegas has also been exceedingly accurate when setting the O/U total of Arkansas games over that same time frame with an even split between overs and unders.
Fresno State Bulldogs at Arkansas Razorbacks Odds Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Arkansas, ATS Winner – Fresno State, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Bulldogs rank 279th in three pointers attempted per game (18.1) while the Razorbacks rank 286th (17.8).
- Arkansas ranks 28th in steals per game (7.8) while Fresno State ranks 105th in steals allowed per game (5.9).
- The Razorbacks average 4.8 blocks per game, which ranks 31st in the NCAA. The Bulldogs rank 82nd in blocks allowed per game (3.0).
- Fresno State averages 35.4 rebounds per game, which ranks 183rd in the nation. Arkansas ranks 205th in rebounds allowed per game (36.2).