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Preview and Gamethread: Arkansas vs. Montana State

Hogs look to keep the momentum going.

Time: 7 p.m. CT


Line: Arkansas -23; O/U: 153

Location: Bud Walton Arena

The Hogs are back in Bud Walton for a pre-Thanksgiving, and the Hogs should feast in this one. Montana State has struggled this year, their only win was against a non-D1 opponent and their game against Indiana ended in a 80-35 blowout. Indiana shutdown the Bobcats, who only had an offensive rating of 48.6 (you want to be around 100), shot just over 25% from the field, and turned the ball over 23 times.

The Hogs have a rare game with the size advantage in this one. Adrio Bailey will likely have a 20 pound advantage against who ever the Bobcats start against him. Devin Kirby will be the only player to really matchup size wise with Daniel Gafford, and he’s only averaging seven points and five rebounds per game.

Arkansas’ defensive ability should shine in this one. Montana State has been one of the poorer teams in D1 so far this season, and the game should be a comfortable win. There aren’t going to be many games where the Hogs are 20+ point favorites, but this is one of them.