UNC Greensboro vs Arkansas Prediction - College Basketball Picks 11/17/23
Arkansas Razorbacks (3-0) vs UNC Greensboro Spartans (1-1)
Game Info: Friday, November 17, 2023 at 8:00 pm (Bud Walton Arena)
Betting Odds: Arkansas Razorbacks -15 -- Over/Under: 150 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The UNC Greensboro Spartans and the Arkansas Razorbacks meet Friday in college basketball action from Bud Walton Arena. UNC Greensboro enters this one at 1-1 on the season. The Spartans lost to Vanderbilt in a close matchup during their last outing. As for Arkansas, they’re 3-0 on the year following a win over Old Dominion on Monday. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Pick Dawgz.
UNC Greensboro Spartans
The Spartans posted a nice effort out of the gate this year in their opener versus North Carolina A&T. UNC Greensboro won that one 94-78, thanks mostly to a 47.2 percent field goal rate and 51.7 percent (15-of-29) from outside. The Spartans also dominated on the boards in that victory, outpacing the Aggies 49-28.
Game two versus Vanderbilt was a much tougher matchup for the Spartans. UNC Greensboro scored just 29 points in the first half and couldn’t recover in a 74-70 defeat. Leading the team in scoring was Keyshaun Langley with 26 points, three steals and two rebounds. Mikeal Brown-Jones added 24 points with three rebounds as well.
Over on the Razorbacks’ side, it’s been smooth sailing through three games so far. Arkansas drilled Alcorn State 93-59 in their opener, shooting 51.9 percent from the floor and bagging a 44-26 rebounding advantage. The Razorbacks kept it going in game two versus Gardner-Webb in an 86-68 win. Arkansas shot 50 percent in that one with another 46 rebounds.
In game three versus Old Dominion, Arkansas had their closest matchup so far. The Razorbacks sported a modest 37-31 edge at the break and maintained the pace from there in an 86-77 win. El Ellis logged 17 points and eight assists, while Davonte Davis posted 16 points and five rebounds. Makhi Mitchell added 15 points and 10 rebounds as well.
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I’ll probably just stay with Arkansas in this one. I’m not quite as high on the Razorbacks after their tepid performance against a plucky Old Dominion team on Monday, however. Arkansas had a solid shooting outing with 50.8 percent from the field and 42.1 percent (8-of-19) from 3-point range in that one. That said, the Razorbacks hit just 18-of-29 (62.1 percent) from the line and got out-rebounded 41-40. The 15 team assists, six blocks and four turnovers were a solid touch, however.
As for UNC Greensboro, they were outfoxed 44-31 on the boards by Vanderbilt and shot just 24.1 percent (7-of-29) from outside in their loss this week. The Spartans haven’t been too bad on field goals in their two games, so they could put up a decent score in this one. I don’t think they’ll follow along closely enough to cover, though.