Tue, Mar 15, 3:44pm by Kevin Pitstock
When:11:30 am Wednesday, March, 16, 2011
Where: Dayton Arena Dayton, Ohio
This is a play-in game being held in Dayton, Ohio at the Dayton Arena with the Bulldogs of UNC-Asheville taking on the Trojans of Arkansas-Little Rock. The ARLR Bulldogs enter with a 19-13 record and have won 6 games in a row. They defeated Coastal Carolina 60-47 to win the Big south conference tournament. The UNCA Bulldogs have won 4 in a row and are currently 19-16 for the year. They defeated North Texas to win the title of the Sun Belt conference tournament. Let’s check the odds from Sportsbet and then we can give you a free pick after we preview each team.
Matt Dickey leads the team in scoring with a 15.4 scoring average for the Bulldogs. Quinard Jackson mans the boards as he registers 3.8 rebounds per game. JP Primm handles the guard duties as he gives out 4.6 assists per game to go with his 2.1 steals a game. Chris Stephenson shoots 46% from the field and John Williams blocks almost 2 shots a game.
The team scores 74 points per game and they allow 68 points. They shoot from the field at 45% and the free throw shooting comes in at 70.6%. The can one-third of their 3-point attempts at 33%. Rebounding is a plus as they grab 36 boards per game and the opponents manage to gather 33 per game.
Arkansas Little Rock Overview
The Trojans are led by Solomon Bozeman and his 6 points per game along with 43% field goal shooting. The main man for them is D’Andre Williams with 3 rebounds, 3 assists and 1 steal per game. Montrell Thornton maintains a one block per game average.
The team scores 68 points a game and defensively allows 67 points to the opponents. They can 42% of their field goals and a very good 40% from 3-point land. Free throws are successful 69% of the time. Rebounding finds the Trojans with a 2 board differential as they grab 33 boards and allow 31.6 to the other teams.
Pick and Prediction
UNC Asheville appears to score more points and take care of the boards better then the Bulldogs. Arkansas Little Rock is a hot team with 4 in a row so anything can happen at tournament time. The odds according to Sportsbet is for UNC-Asheville -4 to win this game. Our pick is for them to cover that spread. With your bet you should grab a bit of that action.
Our Pick: UNC-Asheville -4.5 at Sportsbet
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