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Bradley vs Arkansas Pick & Preview: Saturday, December 17th Betting Odds

Braves vs Razorbacks Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Bradley Braves at Arkansas Razorbacks
  • Where: North Little Rock at Simmons Bank Arena
  • Date: Saturday, December 17th
  • Betting Odds: Bradley +11, BRADLY +465 | ARK -663 O/U 133.5

Braves Preview:

The Bradley Braves head into today’s game in what will be their 11th game of the season, posting a record of 7-3. So far, the Braves have played 4 games on the road, with a record of 2-2. For the season, Bradley has been the underdog in 4 games, sitting with a mark of 1-3. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Braves being +11 point underdogs.

Malevy Leons comes into today’s game as the Braves’ leading scorer at 12.0 points per contest. Not only has Leons been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Bradley’s top rebounder at 6.7 boards per contest. Behind Leons, the team has benefited from the strong play of Connor Hickman who is second on the team in scoring at 10.67 points per game. Overall, he has hit 37.1% of his shots and is adding 3.67 boards per game.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Bradley this season, as they are currently ranked 224th in college basketball at 70.5 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Braves’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.8%, placing them 267th in the NCAA.

Razorbacks Preview:

The Arkansas Razorbacks will be looking to pick up their 11th win of the season and are in the middle of a 5 game win streak. Currently, the Razorbacks have been the home team 8 times, sitting with a record of 7-1. The Razorbacks’ are sitting with a betting line that is -11 points in their favor. For the season, Arkansas has been favored to win in 8 games, sitting with a mark of 8-0.

Arkansas will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Ricky Council IV who is averaging 19.2 points per game for the Razorbacks. IV is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Razorbacks’ offensive gameplan is the play of Anthony Black who has hit 53.0% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 12.6 points per game.

Arkansas comes into today’s matchup vs Bradley, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 76.9 points per game. Through 10 games, they have hit 44.0% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Razorbacks’ have prefered to slow the game down, ranking 306th in possessions per game.

Free Spread Prediction: Arkansas Razorbacks -11

When analyzing this matchup between the Arkansas Razorbacks and the Bradley Braves, we see grabbing Arkansas to come out on top and cover the spread. The oddsmakers have the Arkansas as the heavy favorite with a point spread sitting at -11. Not only only do we like the Arkansas’ historical performance as the favorite, as they are 3-2 vs the spread in their last 5 games when favored to win. But, they are matched up against a team that plays a similar style of basketball. So far, both Arkansas and Bradley are near the NCAA average in possessions per game. Before tip-off, go ahead and get your bet down on the Arkansas to win and cover the spread.