Michigan Wolverines host Arkansas Razorbacks in college basketball action
Arkansas Razorbacks vs Michigan Wolverines Odds
Crisler Arena features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host Michigan Wolverines and the visiting Arkansas Razorbacks in college hoops action on Saturday.
Supporters of the Razorbacks have watched them go 4-3 and 1-2-1 ATS on the year, while the Wolverines are at 8-0 and 6-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Wolverines are 4-3, while the Razorbacks have a 2-0 mark.
Bettors looking to go with the Wolverines in this one found them listed as 16-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Razorbacks was expected to move the line.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 5-ranked Wolverines and the No. 196-rated Razorbacks in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 95-81 win for the Wolverines on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Razorbacks is ranked No. 178 in NCAA hoops at 35.1 per game. Contrast that with Michigan’s No. 102 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Michigan is the No. 34-ranked team in the country at 8.1 per game, while Arkansas rates No. 254 at 5.1 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Arkansas owns the country's No. 308-rated mark, allowing 80 points per game on the highway. Michigan, on the other hand, rates No. 72 in scoring at home.
Last time out for Arkansas, they were an 81-78 winner as they battled Oklahoma at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 5-point favorite. Marshawn Powell went off for 33 points and added 6 rebounds for good measure, leading Arkansas to an 81-78 win over Oklahoma on Tuesday at Bud Walton Arena.
Last time out for Michigan, they were a 73-41 winner as they battled Western Michigan at home. They covered in the match as a 21-point favorite. Michigan cruised to victory on Tuesday, running Western Michigan out of the gym and running up a 73-41 score at Crisler Arena.
Arkansas Razorbacks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Alcorn State are 1-1
After playing Oklahoma are 9-0
After a win are 3-7
Michigan Wolverines Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
After playing Western Michigan are 4-2
After a win are 9-1
A few Razorbacks at Wolverines trends to consider:
Arkansas is 5-19 ATS in its last 24 games on the road
Arkansas is 1-14 SU in its last 15 games on the road
Michigan is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Michigan is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Arkansas home to Alcorn State, Saturday, December 15
Michigan home to Binghamton, Tuesday, December 11