The undefeated Arkansas Razorbacks (3-0) try to continue their impressive start when they clash against the winless Texas Southern Tigers (0-3) at Bud Walton Arena. Action gets underway at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 19, 2019.
Texas Southern Tigers vs. Arkansas Razorbacks Betting Preview
The last time the Tigers played, they were blown out by the South Dakota Coyotes, 88-69. With 12 points on 6-for-11 shooting, Yahuza Rasas was Texas Southern’s leading scorer. South Dakota had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.712 vs. 0.433). Texas Southern, meanwhile, did a great job of making free throws (11-12; 91.7 percent).
The Razorbacks come in on a high note after thoroughly outplaying the Montana Grizzlies in their last outing, 64-46. Arkansas was lifted by Mason Jones, who was the top scorer from either team with 19 points on 5-for-13 shooting. Arkansas dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a phenomenal free throw rate of 0.370 and a turnover percentage of 16.6. Montana recorded marks of 0.143 and 27.0, respectively, for those same stats.
Arkansas figures to have the advantage on the defensive side of the ball. The Razorbacks rank 77th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.481), while Texas Southern is 215th in effective field goal percentage (0.503) since last season. Ball protection could be troublesome for the Tigers. They rank 280th at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 20.2 percent), while the Razorbacks have forced the 14th-most turnovers in the NCAA (opponents’ turnover percentage of 23.7 percent).
Texas Southern Tigers vs. Arkansas Razorbacks Free Prediction
College Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Arkansas, ATS Winner – Texas Southern, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
The Razorbacks average 5.0 blocks per game, which ranks 12th in the NCAA. The Tigers rank 204th in blocks allowed per game (3.7).
Texas Southern averages 22.0 three pointers per game, which ranks 179th in the nation. Arkansas ranks 228th in three pointers allowed per game (23.5).
Texas Southern ranks 26th in rebounds per game (39.3) while Arkansas ranks 288th in rebounds allowed per game (37.9).
The Razorbacks rank 28th in assists per game (15.6) while the Tigers rank 284th in assists allowed per game (15.9).
Arkansas averages 8.4 steals per game, which ranks 20th in the NCAA. Texas Southern ranks 259th in steals allowed per game (7.3).