The Arkansas Razorbacks (4-0) and the South Dakota Coyotes (5-0) look to remain undefeated when they clash at Bud Walton Arena. Tip-off is scheduled for 9 p.m. ET on Friday, November 22, 2019, and it can be seen on SEC Network.
South Dakota Coyotes vs. Arkansas Razorbacks ATS Preview
The Coyotes were victorious over the SIUE Cougars in their last outing, 71-56. With 13 points and 14 rebounds, Tyler Hagedorn played well for South Dakota. South Dakota dominated every facet of the game. They had a phenomenal free throw rate of 0.353 (above their season average of 0.332) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 22.6 (below their season average of 23.5). For those same stats, SIUE recorded marks of 0.179 and 12.1, respectively.
In the Razorbacks’ last game, they blew out the Texas Southern Tigers, 82-51. Arkansas received a boost from Isaiah Joe, who was the game’s high scorer with 33 points on 9-for-20 shooting. The Razorbacks had a turnover percentage of 11.2 (better than their season average of 18.6) and had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.479 vs. 0.364).
Conflicting styles will be on display in this contest. Since last season, Arkansas has preferred to play fast (63rd in possessions per game), while South Dakota has been more half-court-oriented (277th in possessions per game). Furthermore, the Coyotes rank 34th in turnover percentage (16.4 percent), while the Razorbacks rank 13th in opponents’ turnover percentage (23.9 percent).
South Dakota vs. Arkansas Prediction
Pick: SU Winner – Arkansas, ATS Winner – South Dakota, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
The Coyotes rank 36th in three pointers allowed per game (19.6) while the Razorbacks rank 208th (23.2).
Arkansas ranks 30th in assists per game (15.6) while South Dakota ranks 166th (13.2).
Arkansas ranks 10th in blocks per game (5.1) while South Dakota ranks 248th (2.3).
The Razorbacks rank 18th in steals per game (8.6) while the Coyotes rank 245th (5.2).
South Dakota ranks 72nd in rebounds allowed per game (33.1) while Arkansas ranks 282nd (37.9).