Arkansas Razorbacks vs Missouri Tigers Predictions, College Basketball Picks 2/8/2020
Game: Arkansas Razorbacks vs Missouri Tigers
Date: Saturday, February 8, 2020
Location: Mizzou Arena in Columbia, MO
Odds/Point Spread: Missouri +1
The Arkansas Razorbacks travel to Mizzou Arena to play the Missouri Tigers on Saturday, February 8, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Arkansas as 1 point favorites.
Arkansas heads into this matchup with a mark of 16-6. They currently have a point differential of 9.4 as they are averaging 74.7 points per contest while giving up 65.3 per game. Missouri has an overall record of 10-12. They are averaging 65.3 points per game and surrendering 63.5, good for a point differential of 1.8.
Valuable Arkansas Razorbacks Betting Trends
The Arkansas Razorbacks are 12-10-0 against the spread
The Arkansas Razorbacks are 11-11-0 against the over/under
Important Missouri Tigers Betting Trends
The Missouri Tigers are 8-13-1 against the spread
The Missouri Tigers are 7-15-0 against the over/under
Key Arkansas Razorbacks Injuries
02/06/20 G Jimmy Whitt Jr. Back is questionable
02/04/20 G Isaiah Joe Knee is out indefinitely
Key Missouri Tigers Injuries
02/04/20 G Mark Smith Back is questionable
01/15/20 G Mario McKinney Jr. Left Team is out for season
Mason Jones comes into this contest averaging 20.7 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 82%. Jimmy Whitt averages 14.7 points per game in 36.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 5.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Dru Smith averages 11.3 points per game while playing 31.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 4.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 91%. Mark Smith averages 10.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.3 rebounds per contest and 0.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
Arkansas averages 74.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 91st in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 9.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 138th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 261st in the nation. They average 32.7 rebounds per game and 12.2 assists per game, which ranks them 304th and 253rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 300th with 11.9 per game. The Razorbacks allow 65.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 77th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 25% average from behind the arc, ranking them 83rd and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 38.5 rebounds a game which ranks 318th and they give up 10.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 19th place in Division 1. They force 17.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 334th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Missouri is 313th in the country with 65.3 points per game this year. They are 320th in Division 1 in shooting at 40%, while their average scoring margin is 1.8. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 304th in the nation. They are 251st in the NCAA in rebounding with 34.1 boards per game, and 287th in assists per contest with 11.6. The Tigers are 70th in turnovers per game with 14.5. The Tigers surrender 63.5 points per contest, which ranks them 41st in D-1. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 55th and 42nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 49th with 10.8 assists allowed per contest and 136th with 34.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Tigers are 285th in country in forcing turnovers with 15.1 per game.
The Razorbacks are 154th in the nation in offensive rating with 102.6. In terms of pace they are 79th in the country with 71.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 141st. As a team they are 114th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 113th in Division 1. Arkansas is 301st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions.
Missouri is 41st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.7 times per 100 possessions. The Tigers have an offensive rating of 97, which is ranked 277th. They are 300th in D-1 in pace with 66.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 298th. As a unit they are 254th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 54th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Arkansas/Missouri college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Missouri +1
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