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Arkansas Razorbacks take on Golden Gophers in NCAA basketball test

Arkansas RazorbacksMinnesota Golden Gophers
3-1November 26, 2013, 02:00 | Lahaina Civic Center5-1

The visiting Arkansas Razorbacks hope to send their backers to the pay window on Tuesday as they look to cover the spread at Lahaina Civic Center against the Minnesota Golden Gophers.

The Golden Gophers bring a 5-1 record (3-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 3-1 Razorbacks, who are 3-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Minnesota go 1-2 so far and the Razorbacks go 3-1.

View Arkansas Razorbacks vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Odds and Stats.

The Golden Gophers sit at No. 16 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Razorbacks sit at No. 46 on the same chart.

Arkansas was an 85-77 loser in its last match on the road against California. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as underdogs. Arkansas got 21 points from Michael Qualls but lost anyway, 85-77, to California on Monday at Lahaina Civic Center.

Minnesota was a 75-67 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Syracuse. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as underdogs. Malik Smith scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Golden Gophers to a win (they lost 75-67 to Syracuse at Lahaina Civic Center on Monday).

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Minnesota's No. 105-ranked scoring average of 77.83 PPG, against a Razorbacks defense rated No. 163 and allowing 72.75 PPG. The Golden Gophers FG% has averaged 44.17% to date this season, less than the Razorbacks shooters have managed so far (45.8% per game).

Next up:
Arkansas home to Southeastern Louisiana, Tuesday, December 3rd
Minnesota at Florida State, Tuesday, December 3rd