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Arkansas and Seton Hall Well-Matched in Round of 64

The winner of this game between the Razorbacks and Pirates gets a ticket to play UNC in the second round so this is likely the last game either of these teams will win this season. With that said, there’s still money to be made in the opening round and with Arkansas opening as a slight 1-point favorite as the No. 8 seed, this should be one of the closer matchups in the Round of 64.

SHARK BITES
  • Arkansas is 6-1 SU and ATS in its last 7 games after an ATS loss.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Seton Hall's last 8 games as an underdog.
  • Arkansas is 10-2 in the Round of 64 as a higher seed but just 1-2 in the last 3 in that scenario.

For those interested in trivia, Arkansas actually won the tournament in 1994 but hasn’t made it to the Elite Eight since 1995. The last time the Razorbacks finished their regular season with 25 wins, they made it to the third round of the tournament. Although that’s probably not happening this year, they should get through to the second round again with an offense that’s 38th in the nation in scoring and a defense that holds its own, limiting opponents to a 41.98 shooting percentage.

Seton Hall will be making just its second March Madness appearance since the Louis Orr era and is looking for its first NCAA tournament win in Kevin Willard’s seven-year tenure. The Pirates were just barely taken out by the defending national champs and eventual Big East tournament winners in the second round of their conference tournament but before that they had won five straight games, so don’t sleep on Seton Hall, a team that went to the national final all the way back in 1989.

Seton Hall Pirates vs Arkansas Razorbacks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Arkansas Razorbacks battles the Seton Hall Pirates, currently sitting with a 21-11 mark (15-16 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals betting, are 16-16 for the Arkansas Razorbacks and 14-17 for the Seton Hall Pirates.

The Arkansas Razorbacks sit at No. 60 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Seton Hall Pirates sit at No. 112 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Arkansas's No. 38-ranked scoring average of 79.79 PPG, against a Seton Hall Pirates defense rated No. 95 and allowing 70.19 PPG. The Arkansas Razorbacks FG% has averaged 46.09% to date this season, more than the Seton Hall Pirates shooters have managed so far (45% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Seton Hall got 14 points from Desi Rodriguez but lost anyway, 55-53, to Villanova on Friday at Madison Square Garden.

Arkansas suffered a 82-65 loss against Kentucky on Sunday, getting 18 points from Daryl Macon in a losing effort at Bridgestone Arena.

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