The Arkansas Razorbacks (5-0) are off to a hot start and will try to remain undefeated when they challenge the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (2-1) at McCamish Pavilion. Action begins at 7 p.m. ET on Monday, November 25, 2019, and it can be seen on ACC Network.
Arkansas Razorbacks at Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Betting Preview
The Razorbacks had no trouble getting past the South Dakota Coyotes in their last contest, 77-56. Jimmy Whitt Jr. was the top scorer from either team with 24 points on 11-for-14 shooting. Arkansas dominated every stat category in the game. They had a turnover percentage of 10.1 (better than their season average of 16.6) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 22.6 (below their season average of 29.1). For those same stats, South Dakota was 17.5 and 17.1, respectively.
In the Yellow Jackets’ last game, they were blown out by the Georgia Bulldogs, 82-78. Michael Devoe was the top scorer from either team with 34 points on 12-for-20 shooting. Georgia did a great job of making free throws (22-31; 71.0 percent). Georgia Tech, meanwhile, had a better effective field goal percentage (0.541 vs. 0.469).
The Yellow Jackets won the only game against the Razorbacks last season, 69-65. The Yellow Jackets dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a solid free throw rate of 0.255 and a ridiculous offensive rebounding percentage of 45.5. For those same stats, the Razorbacks had marks of 0.111 and 31.7, respectively.
It could be a sloppy game for the Georgia Tech offense. Dating back to the 2018-19 season, Georgia Tech ranks 315th in the country in ball protection (turnover percentage of 21.2 percent), while the gambling defense of Arkansas has forced the 15th-most turnovers in the NCAA (23.8 percent).
Arkansas vs. Georgia Tech ATS Prediction
Basketball Tip: SU Winner – Arkansas, ATS Winner – Georgia Tech, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
The Razorbacks average 5.1 blocks per game, which ranks 10th in the country. The Yellow Jackets rank 142nd in blocks allowed per game (3.3).
Georgia Tech averages 34.3 rebounds per game, which ranks 236th in the country. Arkansas ranks 280th in rebounds allowed per game (37.7).
Arkansas averages 8.5 steals per game, which ranks 19th in the nation. Georgia Tech ranks 216th in steals allowed per game (6.9).
The Razorbacks rank 34th in assists per game (15.5) while the Yellow Jackets rank 204th in assists allowed per game (13.7).
Arkansas ranks 170th in three pointers attempted per game (22.2) while Georgia Tech ranks 310th (18.2).