Arkansas vs Colgate March Madness Odds — First Round 2021

Posted By Staff on March 15, 2021 - Last Updated on March 17, 2021

The No. 3 seed Arkansas Razorbacks (22-6) are a favorite in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament against the No. 14 seed Colgate Raiders (14-1) on Friday. The contest begins at 12:45 PM ET on TRU. Here are insights into this South Region 3-14 matchup to help you fill out your bracket.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of March 15, 2021, 4:10 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

Arkansas Betting Information

  • The Razorbacks have covered the spread more often than not this season, putting together a record ATS of 18-9.
  • The Razorbacks have a winning record against the spread when favored by 9 points or more, going 6-3 this season.
  • In 55.6% of their games this season (15/27), the Razorbacks and their opponents have outscored the set over/under.
  • The Razorbacks fell 78-71 to LSU in their last outing on Saturday. Moses Moody totaled a team-high 28 points in the loss. They were favored by 3.5 points and failed to cover the spread, and the teams combined to fall short of the 163 point total.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

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Arkansas Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Moses Moody 28 17.4 5.9 1.7 1.1 0.6 2.0
JD Notae 28 13.3 3.2 2.1 1.5 0.4 1.8
Justin Smith 24 13.0 6.9 1.8 1.1 0.6 0.2
Jalen Tate 28 10.4 3.8 3.9 1.1 0.4 0.8
Desi Sills 28 8.3 2.6 1.5 1.0 0.2 1.0

Colgate Betting Information

  • Colgate has outperformed the spread so far this season with a record ATS of 10-5.
  • When they play as at least a 9-point underdog, the Raiders routinely meet expectations with a 5-4 record against the spread.
  • Eight of Colgate’s 15 games (53.3%) this season have covered the over/under.
  • The Raiders beat Loyola (MD) 85-72 in their last contest on Sunday. Tucker Richardson put up a team-high 17 points to lead the team to the victory. They were favored by 10.5 points and covered the spread, and the teams combined to hit the over on the 148.5 point total.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Colgate Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Jordan Burns 15 17.0 4.3 5.1 1.8 0.1 1.8
Jack Ferguson 15 12.6 4.5 1.0 0.5 0.3 2.3
Nelly Cummings 15 12.3 2.7 1.3 0.6 0.1 1.6
Tucker Richardson 15 11.7 5.9 4.0 1.3 0.3 1.7
Keegan Records 15 9.3 6.9 1.2 0.3 1.2 0.0

Total Facts

  • Arkansas’ games this year have gone over the point total for Friday’s matchup (162.5 points) in 10 out of 28 opportunities (35.7% of matchups).
  • In 26.7% of Colgate’s games this season (4 of 15), the total points scored was more than Friday’s 162.5-point over/under.
  • The Razorbacks average 82.4 points per game against the Raiders’ 86.3, totaling 6.2 points over the contest’s total of 162.5.
  • The 139.3 points per game these two teams surrender to opponents on average this season are 23.2 fewer than the 162.5 over/under in this contest.
  • This season the average total for Razorbacks games is 153.1 points, 9.4 fewer than the over/under of 162.5 points for this contest.
  • The over/under for this contest is 7.6 points more than the average over/under in Raiders games this season (154.9 points).

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