We have over 20 NCAAB games scheduled for Monday, November 29, but only two teams from the top 25 are playing and Arkansas is one of them, so make sure you get the best Trojans vs. Razorbacks betting pick and odds.
Troy is looking for the third win in a row when they visit Arkansas at Bud Walton Arena. The Razorbacks are massive -18.5 favorites on Jazz Sportsbook, while the total is set at 140.5 points. These non-conference rivals will meet for the first time since 2017.
Trojans dismantled the minnows Southern-New Orleans
The Troy Trojans (6-1, 3-1-0 ATS) bounced back from an unexpected first defeat of the season against St. Thomas – Minnesota with a couple of wins over the Montana Grizzlies and Southern-New Orleans Knights. Troy scored a season-high 118 points in a 118-61 blowout victory, scoring even 66 in the opening half. The Trojans shot 63.0% from the field and 51.6% from downtown, while they dominated in assists (30-10), steals (22-7), and forced 33 turnovers while committing 13 on the other end.
Senior guard Nelson Phillips led the team with a peculiar double-double of 22 points and a career-high 13 steals, along with game-high eight rebounds, and a game-high eight assists. Duke Miles also scored 22 with four boards and a couple of thefts off the bench, while Christyon Eugene contributed with 21 points and six dishes off the bench.
Razorbacks returned home from the Maui Jim Maui Invitational
The Arkansas Razorbacks (5-1, 3-2-1 ATS) opened the new college basketball season with four consecutive wins, but then they suffered the first loss as they fell short to the Creighton Bluejays at the Maui Jim Maui Invitational, where they spent the last three games. Arkansas did respond with an overtime 78-74 victory over the San Diego State Aztecs. It was an exciting game in which Arkansas forced OT thanks to Kamani Johnson’s buzzer-beating tip shot, and then the Razorbacks beat the Aztecs.
Sophomore forward Trevon Brazile led the Razorbacks off the bench with 20 points, game-high nine rebounds, and two steals in 40 minutes. Ricky Council IV followed him with 19 points, game-high four assists, and two thefts in 41 minutes, while Anthony Black added 15 points and five boards in 39 minutes.
- 7-1 ATS in the last eight games following a straight-up win of more than 20 points
- 6-1 ATS in the last seven games after scoring more than 90 points in their previous game
- 2-5-1 ATS in the last eight home games
- 1-4 ATS in the last five when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game
- 0-3-1 ATS in the last four games following an ATS win
Troy Trojans vs. Arkansas Razorbacks Pick
There is no doubt that the Razorbacks are a better team and an NCAA tournament contender, but the Trojans have been playing well this season, and I think they are good enough to cover here. Troy has a top 20 offense at the moment that is averaging 86.0 points per game, while the visitors are also slightly better on defense, and average more rebounds and assists per contest than the Razorbacks. The Trojans won both of their road games so far as they beat Florida State and Montana, and even though they will likely suffer a defeat on Monday in Fayetteville, they should cover this.
Pick: Take the Trojans at +18.5 (-110)
Both teams have solid defenses that are allowing around 125 points in total combined. Both are in the top 50 in pace, while Troy is 22nd in offensive rating with 116.7 estimated points per 100 possessions. Arkansas allowed 74+ points in each of its last two games, so the Trojans have a chance to score around 70 in this one. Over is 4-1 in the Trojans’ last five overall; Over is 5-0 in Troy’s previous five road games, while Over is 5-2 in the Razorbacks’ last seven games following an ATS win.
Pick: Go Over 139.5 points (-120)