Sam Houston State Bearkats at Little Rock Trojans Free Prediction

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The Little Rock Trojans (3-4) will be at home in the Jack Stephens Center when they square off with the Sam Houston State Bearkats (3-5). Action gets underway at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 1, 2018.

Sam Houston State Bearkats vs. Little Rock Trojans Betting Odds

Both teams lost in their last contest. The Trojans fell to the Central Arkansas Bears, 78-65, while the Bearkats were defeated by the Central Michigan Chippewas, 81-65.

Sam Houston State held Central Michigan to an offensive rebounding percentage of 20.0 (below their season average of 37.6) while Little Rock had an offensive rebounding percentage of 31.3 (above their season average of 23.8). Little Rock’s Rayjon Tucker had a good outing, contributing 20 points and six rebounds. Sam Houston State, meanwhile, rallied around Chad Bowie, who finished with 21 points and seven rebounds.

The Bearkats won the only contest between these two teams last year, 57-55. Sam Houston State did an excellent job of making free throws (10-12; 83.3 percent). Little Rock, meanwhile, had a better effective field goal percentage (0.491 vs. 0.480).

It could be a sloppy game for the Little Rock offense. Dating back to last season, Little Rock ranks 332nd in the country in ball protection (turnover percentage of 21.4 percent), while the ball-hawking defense of Sam Houston State has forced the 53rd-most turnovers in the NCAA (21.1 percent). ,

Sam Houston State vs. Little Rock ATS Pick

Pick: SU Winner – Little Rock, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Sam Houston State averages 37.8 rebounds per game, which ranks 65th in the NCAA. Little Rock ranks 193rd in rebounds allowed per game (35.5).
  • The Bearkats rank 162nd in steals per game (6.2) while the Trojans rank 254th (5.2).
  • Little Rock ranks 201st in blocks per game (2.9) while Sam Houston State ranks 289th (1.8).
  • The Bearkats rank 103rd in assists per game (14.5) while the Trojans rank 227th (12.8).
  • Sam Houston State averages 21.9 three pointers per game, which ranks 170th in the country. Little Rock ranks 286th in three pointers allowed per game (24.7).