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Arkansas vs Missouri Pick & Preview: Wednesday, January 18th Betting Odds
Razorbacks vs Tigers Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Arkansas Razorbacks at Missouri Tigers
- Where: Columbia at Mizzou Arena
- Date: Wednesday, January 18th
- Betting Odds: Arkansas +2, ARK +111 | MISSR -136 O/U 153.5
Coming into today’s matchup, the Arkansas Razorbacks are in the middle of a 3 game losing streak and have an overall record of 12-5. On the road, the Razorbacks will be playing their 5th game of the season, having gone 2-3. So far, the Razorbacks have been the underdog 3 times, going 1-2 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +2 underdogs on the spread.
Arkansas will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Ricky Council IV who is averaging 18.29 points per game for the Razorbacks. IV is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Razorbacks’ offensive game plan is the play of Anthony Black who has hit 46.0% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 12.35 points per game.
Arkansas comes into today’s matchup vs Missouri, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 76.9 points per game. Through 17 games, they have hit 44.0% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Razorbacks have preferred to slow the game down, ranking 306th in possessions per game.
Missouri heads into this matchup having played 17 games and have an overall record sitting at 13-4. Currently, the Tigers have been the home team 12 times, sitting with a record of 11-1. The Tigers’ are sitting with a betting line that is -2 points in their favor. For the season, Missouri has been favored to win in 10 games, sitting with a mark of 10-0.
Kobe Brown comes into today’s game as the Tigers’ leading scorer at 15.59 points per contest. Not only has Brown been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Missouri’s top rebounder at 5.59 boards per contest. Behind Brown, the team has benefited from the strong play of D’Moi Hodge, who is second on the team in scoring at 14.94 points per game. Overall, he has hit 49.5% of his shots and is adding 3.76 boards per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Missouri this season, as they are currently ranked 369th in college basketball at 65.5 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Tigers’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 28.1%, placing them 514th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Arkansas Razorbacks +2
Our NCAA basketball betting model has identified this game as an excellent opportunity to take the Arkansas Razorbacks to cover the spread as the +2 point betting underdogs. Throughout the game, look for both Arkansas and Missouri to focus on working the ball inside, as the team’s are ranked 556th and 450th, respectively in made 3’s per game. We see this primarily benefiting the Razorbacks, who have been a profitable school to bet on vs the spread on the road. In Arkansas’ last 10 games on the road, they are 6-4 vs the spread. In this spot, we like the Razorbacks to cover.
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