Arkansas Razorbacks Team Review - NCAA Basketball Betting

Arkansas Razorbacks NCAA Basketball Betting

Arkansas Razorbacks NCAA Basketball Betting

At the beginning of the season, head coach Eric Musselman of the Arkansas Razorbacks warned fans and gamblers that it could be a difficult year of rebuilding. Indeed, it was. The Razorbacks will miss the NCAA Tournament after three straight appearances. Of major concern to gamblers is that Arkansas provided no gambling value whatsoever. The Razorbacks drowned gamblers in red ink. They were one of the worst values on the board. Arkansas finished with a losing record and has one of the worst defenses in college basketball. For Eric Musselman, it was a bitterly disappointing season. Following three consecutive March Madness bids, Arkansas is on the outside looking in.

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Arkansas Razorbacks Team Review

Overall, the Arkansas Razorbacks are 15-16 straight up, 12-19 against the spread, and 23-8 over/under the total. Arkansas has national metrics of 73rd for scoring offense, 154th for field goal percentage, 295th for 3-point field goal percentage, 61st for free throw percentage, and 220th for offensive rebounding. While defensively, Arkansas is 344th for scoring defense, 203rd for field goal percentage permitted, 213th for 3-point field goal percentage allowed, and 264th for defensive rebounding.

Late on, Arkansas has covered six of its previous nine games. Arkansas has gone over the total in nine of its last ten outings. First among Arkansas scorers is G Tramon Mark, with 16.2 points and 4.3 rebounds per game. G Khalif Battle brings 14.8 points per game. And then F Traven Brazile averages 8.6 points and 5.9 rebounds per contest.

Collin Murray-Boyles scored 24 points on 11-for-15 shooting, and No. 15 South Carolina pulled away for an 80-66 win over Arkansas in the second round of the Southeastern Conference tournament in Nashville, Tenn.

B.J. Mack added 19 points and nine rebounds for No. 5 seed South Carolina, which earned its fourth win in its past five games. Ta'Lon Cooper added 11 points on 4-for-6 shooting.

Khalif Battle scored 20 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead No. 12 seed Arkansas. Makhi Mitchell contributed 15 points on 7-for-11 shooting off the bench for the Razorbacks, who fell short one day after outlasting No. 13 seed Vanderbilt for an overtime win.

South Carolina posted a 33-26 advantage in rebounds and had a 52-38 edge in points in the paint.

Arkansas committed 14 turnovers, compared with eight for South Carolina. That helped the Gamecocks gain a 17-9 advantage in points off turnovers.

South Carolina held a 38-35 lead at the half.

Arkansas gained the early edge as it sprinted to an 11-3 lead in the first four minutes. Trevon Brazile opened the scoring with a 3-pointer, and Battle finished the run with five straight points thanks to a layup and a free throw followed by another layup.

The Gamecocks found their footing and grabbed a 17-15 lead with 10:53 left in the half. Myles Stute made a 3-pointer off an assist from Mack to give South Carolina the lead.

Entering last season, The Razorbacks were coming off back-to-back Elite Eight appearances, suffering nine-point losses to Baylor and Duke in those tournaments. Since arriving in Fayetteville, Musselman has been one of the most aggressive recruiters in the country, both in the high school ranks and in the transfer portal. Every offseason, it seems as though the Razorbacks are in the mix for every major transfer available.

Musselman recognized a formula long ago for pairing highly-touted transfer portal recruits together when he burst onto the scene back in the MWC with the Nevada Wolfpack. Now, he’s a recruiting staple for transfer portal prospects as he continues to build his legacy with Arkansas Basketball in the SEC. Musselman and his coaching staff were ready to face some adversity in 2023-24 as they returned just two starters from last year’s 22-14 squad. They upended 1-seeded Kansas in last year’s NCAA Tournament as an 8-seed before falling to eventual National Champion UConn in the Sweet 16. However, the 2023-24 season was a step back.

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2023 Lost Sweet Sixteen vs. (4) UConn 65–88
2022 Lost Elite Eight vs. (2) Duke, 69–78
2021 Lost Elite Eight vs. (1) Baylor, 72–81
2018 Lost First Round vs. (10) Butler, 62–79
2017 Lost Second Round vs. (1) North Carolina, 65–72
2015 Lost Second Round vs. (4) North Carolina, 78–87
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