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March Madness - Arkansas Razorbacks vs Wofford Terriers Point Spread: Betting Trends Hint at Winner

Wofford Terriers


Arkansas Razorbacks
Thursday, March 19, 2015 9:50 PM ET
Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena

The last two times Arkansas was favored in the first round of March Madness, they were upset (06 vs Bucknell, 01 vs Hoyas). Are Razorback bettors nervous?

The 12th-seeded Wofford Terriers ride an eight-game winning streak into the NCAA Tournament after winning the Southern Conference Tournament and will try to upset the fifth-seeded Arkansas Razorbacks in a second-round West Region matchup. The Terriers went 6-2 against the spread down the stretch and have been favored in each of their past 10 games.

Their best line early in the week was +8 over at Bovada.

Wofford has only been an underdog six times this season, with five of those taking place before January 1. The Terriers went 1-4 straight-up and ATS in those games before upsetting the East Tennessee State Buccaneers 74-64 as 1.5-point road dogs in a key conference game on February 5. Their last loss came a week later at home against the Tennessee-Chattanooga Mocs 56-46 as 6.5-point favorites.

Arkansas lost 78-63 to the top-seeded Kentucky Wildcats as the No. 2 seed in the SEC Tournament title game, falling just short of covering the spread as a 13.5-point underdog. The Razorbacks won 10 of their last 13 games down the stretch with a 7-6 ATS mark, and two of those losses came against Kentucky.

Wofford Terriers vs Arkansas Razorbacks Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This college basketball season, the Arkansas Razorbacks are 26-8 overall and 17-16 ATS, while the Wofford Terriers are 28-6 and 16-14 ATS. As for the betting totals, Arkansas boasts a 18-14 on the OU, and Wofford is 17-8.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 152-rated Arkansas Razorbacks and the No. 22-ranked Wofford Terriers, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

How Wofford Terriers vs Arkansas Razorbacks Stats Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Wofford is ranked No. 202 in NCAA basketball at 32.41 per game. Contrast that with Arkansas's No. 74 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Arkansas is the No. 98-ranked team in the country at 6.68 per game, while Wofford rates No. 137 at 6.32 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Wofford earned a 67-64 victory over Furman on Monday, getting 17 points from Lee Skinner at U.S. Cellular Center.

Arkansas got 18 points from Michael Qualls but lost anyway, 78-63, to Kentucky on Sunday at Bridgestone Arena.

Arkansas vs Wofford Betting Trends:

Wofford closed year on 15-1 SU run

Arkansas 1-6 SU and ATS in tournament since 1999

Arkansas 10-3 SU final 13 games of season

Arkansas upset past two times favorites in first round (06 vs Bucknell, 01 vs Hoyas)

12s are 10-5-1 ATS vs 5 seeds past four seasons