Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Bulldogs vs Razorbacks CBB Odds
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(20-13) Butler Bulldogs vs. Arkansas Razorbacks (23-11)
Midwest Region: NCAA Tournament
Date: Friday, March 16, 2018
Time: 3:10 PM ET
Venue: Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, Michigan
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Butler -1.5
CBB Betting Total: 151.5
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Butler is coming into this tournament in iffy form only winning four of their last 10 contests, while going 3-7 ATS. They managed to get a win in the Big East Tournament, but was then dismantled by Villanova 87-68.
In their last five contests they have been mediocre from the field converting 44.8% of their shots. Defensively it has been a struggle for them giving up 76.6 PPG in that span.
They are a well-balanced squad ranking 30th in offensive efficiency and 49th in defensive efficiency. You also like to see that they played the 16th toughest conference schedule.
Butler is led by Senior Forward Kelan Martin and Sophomore Guard Kamar Baldwin. Martin is averaging 20.8 PPG and 6.2 RPG, while Baldwin is averaging 15.5 PPG and 4.8 RPG.
Arkansas was able to fight their way into the SEC championship game, but was tossed around by a more physical Tennessee team losing 66-84. That okay they have gone 7-3 in their last 10 contests, which has helped propel them into the NCAA Tournament.
They are shooting 45% from the field in their last five contests, which is down from their season average of 47%. On the defense they really haven’t been all going all-in giving up 75.8 PPG in that span.
Arkansas comes into the tournament with the 18th most efficient offense, while there defense has been a little more lax ranking 104th in efficiency. Like Butler, they too have played a sturdy schedule owning the 18th toughest conference schedule.
These Razorbacks are led by Senior Guards Jaylen Barford and Daryl Macon. Barford is averaging 18.0 PPG and 4.0 RPG, and Macon is averaging 16.9 PPG and 3.9 APG. Also to note is they are both shooting better than 42% from the three.
CBB Betting Trends:
- ARK are 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall.
- ARK are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 vs. Big East.
- Over is 6-2 in ARK last 8 overall.
- Over is 17-8 in BUT last 25 overall.
Free Butler Bulldogs vs. Arkansas Razorbacks NCAAB Prediction: Arkansas’ guards carry them to victory
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Arkansas +1.5
March always seems to be Butler’s time of the year, but they come into the tournament losing three of their last four, while also going 0-4 ATS in that span.
Arkansas has the guard play to make a run in this tournament, they just need to step up the defense.
Take the small points and the hotter team.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Arkansas 77 – Butler 70
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