Peterson: Best bet for Hofstra vs. Arkansas


Former NBA guard Speedy Claxton is in his first year as the head coach of the Hofstra Pride. He will look to make the school’s alumni proud on Saturday as the team goes to Little Rock to face Arkansas.

Hofstra Pride vs. Arkansas Razorbacks (-10.5, 156)
(stats as of Friday morning)


Arkansas has done a good job of holding opponents to just one opportunity per possession on offense to score, allowing an offensive rebound on just 16.7 percent of missed shots, which ranks fifth in the country.

The Pride will look to win from the outside, as Hofstra is getting 40.7 percent of their points from made 3-pointers, which ranks 27th in the country, while the Razorbacks are 314th in the country in 3-point shooting percentage at 28.6 percent.

The Arkansas defense is allowing opponents to make 37.3 percent of their 3-pointers and 42 percent of the points the Razorbacks allow are from made 3-pointers, the sixth-highest rate among Division I schools.

Hofstra has also done a good job of taking care of the ball, committing a turnover on just 14.4 percent of their possessions, which is 15th in the country, and it will give them a chance to take down Arkansas on Saturday.

Pick: Hofstra %plussign% 10.5

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Greg Peterson
Greg, originally from Wisconsin and a UW Oshkosh alumnus, is widely recognized in the sports media industry, particularly for his expertise in college basketball, which earned him the nickname "Hoops" from Brent Musburger. He has worked with Vanderbilt and Oregon's flagship stations and joined VSIN in 2017. Greg contributes to various channels, hosting "The Baseball Betting Show" and "Coast To Coast Hoops" podcasts, and writes for DK Nation, building on his experience with over 500 articles for the New York Post. Known for his analytical approach, he produces daily spreadsheets for college basketball and MLB games, focusing on educating bettors about the importance of betting on numbers rather than teams.