Missouri at Arkansas NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/23/2019
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Bud Walton Arena
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The Missouri Tigers travel to Bud Walton Arena to play the Arkansas Razorbacks on Wednesday, January 23, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Arkansas as 5 point favorites.
Missouri comes into this game with an overall record of 10-6. They currently have a point differential of 3.1 as they are averaging 68.3 points per game while giving up 65.2 per contest. Arkansas has an overall record of 10-7. They are averaging 79.3 points per game and surrendering 73.8, good for a point differential of 5.5.
Valuable Missouri Tigers Betting Trends
The Missouri Tigers are 6-8-2 against the spread
The Missouri Tigers are 7-9-0 against the over/under
Important Arkansas Razorbacks Betting Trends
The Arkansas Razorbacks are 7-10-0 against the spread
The Arkansas Razorbacks are 6-10-1 against the over/under
Key Missouri Tigers Injuries
10/22/18 F Jontay Porter ACL is out for season
Key Arkansas Razorbacks Injuries
11/09/18 G Khalil Garland Medical is out indefinitely
01/19/19 G Jordan Phillips Transferred has left team
Jordan Geist comes into this contest averaging 13.7 points per game while playing 31.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 65% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 77%. Mark Smith averages 12.0 points per game in 29.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 5.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Daniel Gafford averages 16.5 points per game while playing 28.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 9.4 rebounds per game and has 0.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 65% and his free throw percentage is at 59%. Isaiah Joe averages 14.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.9 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
Missouri averages 68.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 295th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 3.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 233rd. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 14th in the nation. They average 34.7 rebounds per game and 11.4 assists per game, which ranks them 232nd and 313th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 126th with 13.9 per game. The Tigers allow 65.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 38th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 131st and 89th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.4 rebounds a game which ranks 64th and they give up 10.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 40th place in Division 1. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 119th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Arkansas is 54th in the country with 79.3 points per game this year. They are 177th in Division 1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 5.5. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 229th in the nation. They are 85th in the NCAA in rebounding with 37.8 boards per game, and 19th in assists per contest with 17.2. The Razorbacks are 125th in turnovers per game with 13.9. The Razorbacks surrender 73.8 points per contest, which ranks them 240th in D-1. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 53rd and 64th in those defensive statistics. They rank 190th with 13.1 assists allowed per contest and 328th with 39.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Razorbacks are 305th in country in forcing turnovers with 15.9 per game.
The Tigers have an offensive rating of 102.7, which is ranked 210th. They are 338th in college basketball in pace with 66 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 168th. As a unit they are 193rd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 112th in D-1. Missouri is 58th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.1 times per 100 possessions.
Arkansas is 217th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions. The Razorbacks have an offensive rating of 105, which is ranked 156th. They are 33rd in D-1 in pace with 74.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 194th. As a unit they are 213th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 198th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Missouri/Arkansas college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Arkansas -5
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