Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs. Arkansas Razorbacks Betting Prediction


A five-game home winning streak is on the line for the Arkansas Razorbacks (6-1) when they challenge the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (4-4) at Bud Walton Arena. The game starts at 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 8, 2018, and will air on SEC Network.

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers at Arkansas Razorbacks Betting Odds

Both teams fell in their last outing. The Razorbacks lost a tough one against the Texas Longhorns, 73-71, while the Hilltoppers were blown out by the 25th-ranked Washington Huskies, 73-55.

Western Kentucky had a better effective field goal percentage (0.425 vs. 0.438) while Arkansas had a better effective field goal percentage (0.475 vs. 0.388). Arkansas’ Daniel Gafford played well, putting up 20 points and 12 rebounds. Meanwhile, Charles Bassey was a key piece for Western Kentucky with 11 points and 12 rebounds.

Arkansas figures to have the advantage on the offensive side of the ball. Since last season, the Razorbacks rank 45th in offensive efficiency, while the Hilltoppers rank 170th in defensive efficiency. Furthermore, the Hilltoppers rank 31st in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.291), while the Razorbacks rank 321st in opponents’ FTA rate (0.294).

Western Kentucky at Arkansas Free Pick

Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Arkansas, ATS Winner – Western Kentucky, O/U – Under

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Arkansas averages 4.9 blocks per game, which ranks 20th in the country. Western Kentucky ranks 150th in blocks allowed per game (3.4).
  • The Hilltoppers rank 175th in three pointers allowed per game (22.5) while the Razorbacks rank 257th (24.9).
  • Arkansas is 20th in the nation with 4.9 steals allowed per game while Western Kentucky is 46th with 5.3 steals allowed per game.
  • The Hilltoppers rank 106th in rebounds allowed per game (33.8) while the Razorbacks rank 232nd (36.6).
  • Arkansas averages 15.3 assists per game, which ranks 62nd in the NCAA. Western Kentucky ranks 181st in assists allowed per game (13.7).