The No. 3 team in the SEC division, Arkansas, hits the road for a clash against the No. 5 team in the same division. They take on Florida after a ten-point victory over Tennessee. Meanwhile, the hosts just snapped a two-game losing streak after a 63-62 nail-biter against Auburn. Both teams look good after picking up wins while we look forward to the momentum they bring on Tuesday night.
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Arkansas vs. Florida Game Information
Trending up 📈 pic.twitter.com/txifPPvzvQ— #18 Arkansas Razorback Men's Basketball 🐗 (@RazorbackMBB) February 21, 2022
- When: Tuesday, February 22, 2021, 8:00 PM ET
- Where: Stephen C. O’Connell Center, Gainesville, FL
- TV: ESPN2
- Radio: KQSM 92.1 FM The Ticket (Arkansas) / WRUF-AM 850 (Florida)
- Live Stream: WatchESPN
- NCAAB Betting Odds: Arkansas (-1.0) / Florida (+1.0)
Why Bet on the Arkansas Razorbacks?
Arkansas picks up some more pace after recently breaking a nine-game winning streak. The Razorbacks accomplished wins against Missouri and Tennessee, respectively. This will be the team’s only regular-season bout against Florida, and we expect the visitors to make it count.
The team’s threat primarily comes from the defensive end, holding teams to 67.1 points (105th) per game. The Razorbacks have an impressive defense that limits teams to 40.6% shooting (35th). They also do well guarding the mid-range and the paint, limiting opponents to 46.3% two-point shooting (45th). As a team, Arkansas records a 47.2% opponent effective field goal percentage (56th). Rebounding is also a strong suit of the squad. They collect 38.9 total rebounds (26th) while averaging 26.1 defensive boards (19th) per game.
Offensively, the Razorbacks have a slightly better shooting percentage than their opponents. They hit 44.0% of their shots (158th) on a 49.3% field goal percentage (211th). They are also the better free-throw shooters in the matchup and make 74.2% of their shots from the line (90th).
Why Bet on the Florida Gators?
Just like Arkansas, Florida prioritizes defense over offense. The team limits opponents to 64.0 points (31st) per game. They average 42.9% opponent shooting percentage (151st) and 48.9% from the two-point range (149th) per game. The squad is a master of three-point. They limit teams to only 30.5% from deep (45th). The Gators write down a 47.8% opponent effective field goal percentage (81st) in 27 games played.
The Gators are going to have the shooting edge within the perimeter. Florida averages 52.5% two-point shooting percentage (75th). We don’t expect the hosts to light up the three-point line as they only hit 30.5% of their attempts beyond the arc (317th). Furthermore, Gators can match the Razorbacks’ offensive rebounding at 9.6 offensive boards per game versus their opponent’s 9.9 offensive rebounds per game. They can capitalize on said opportunities and find more second-chance points along the way.
Jason Jitoboh and Keyontae Johnson remain out of the lineup. Nonetheless, the Gators come into the game with a relatively solid core lineup that features the team’s top scorer Colin Castleton working alongside Tyree Appleby and Phlandrous Fleming Jr.
Arkansas vs. Florida Betting Trends
- Arkansas is 4-1 in its last five road games (5-0 ATS).
- Arkansas is 0-5 in its last five road games against Florida (2-3 ATS).
- The totals went under in three of Arkansas’ last five road games against Florida.
- Florida is 5-0 in its last five games at Stephen C. O’Connell Center (3-2 ATS).
- Florida is 3-2 in its last five games against Arkansas (3-2 ATS).
- The totals went under in four of Florida’s last five games against Arkansas.
Arkansas vs. Florida Expert Betting Prediction
This is a battle between two defensive teams, making it just as exciting as any other game out there. Florida holds the favorite pick of the two. But make no mistake, Arkansas is not far behind its opponents. The visitors are just as capable of taking this one, with solid chances of covering the spread. Ultimately, this is a must-watch game for both basketball and betting fans. The game promises interesting scenarios and edge-of-your-seat action.
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