Missouri Tigers vs Wichita State Shockers Prediction, 12/6/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Missouri Tigers vs Wichita State Shockers
Date: Sunday, December 6, 2020
Location: Charles Koch Arena in Wichita, KS
Odds/Point Spread: Missouri (-4)
Charles Koch Arena is the site where and the Wichita State Shockers (1-0) will take on the Missouri Tigers (2-0) on Sunday. Missouri opens this game as 4-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 141.5.
Missouri heads into this contest with a record of 2-0 for the season. They average 87.0 points per contest (41st in the nation) while hitting 49.6% from the field. The Tigers are shooting 33.9% on 3-pointers (19 of 56) and 77.1% from the free throw line. As a team, Missouri is pulling in 40.0 boards per game and has tallied 35 dimes this year, which is 164th in the country in terms of passing the ball. They cough up possession 12.0 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 17.5 personal fouls per game. On the defensive end, the Tigers have forced 12.5 turnovers per game and they draw 18.5 fouls. The Tigers are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 38.0% (49 of 129) and they surrender 35.5 boards per game as a unit. They are currently ranked 62nd in the country in giving up assists to the opposition with 22 conceded on the season. They give up 25.0% on shots from distance and they are ranked 139th in college basketball in opponents points per game (69.5).
The Missouri Tigers faced the Oregon Ducks and walked away with a win by a score of 83-75 in their last game. Missouri finished the contest with a 46.2% FG percentage (30 out of 65) and made 9 out of their 31 shots from downtown. At the charity stripe, the Tigers knocked down 14 of their 17 attempts for a percentage of 82.4%. In the matter of grabbing rebounds, they earned 35 with 8 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 17 assists in the game as well as earning 5 steals and 3 blocked shots. With respect to defense, Missouri allowed the other team to go 46.2% from the floor on 30 of 65. Oregon doled out 12 dimes and 5 steals for this game. In addition, the Ducks totaled 37 rebounds (11 offensive, 26 defensive) and got 3 rejections. Oregon went 76.2% from the free throw line by burying 16 of 21 tries. They converted 7 of 21 attempts from 3-point land.
Dru Smith is one player who was a factor in the game. He finished with 11 points on 5 out of 11 shooting. He saw the court for 31 mins and grabbed 4 boards. Smith finished the game at 45.5% from the field and also earned 4 assists. An additional guy that saw a lot of time on the hardwood in the game for the Tigers was Mark Smith. He snagged 2 boards and also accounted for 3 assists. He finished 50.0% from the field in this game via 4-of-8 (15 points). At the conclusion of this game, Smith played for 30 min.
Wichita State has a record of 1-0 on the campaign. Wichita State has accumulated 85 pts on the season and they collect 42 rebounds per game. The Shockers have committed 14 personal fouls per game and they hit 78.6% from the free throw line. When it comes to offensive execution, the Shockers are shooting 40.9% from the floor, which ranks 279th in the country. They are earning an assist 12 times per game (215th in D-1) and they turn the ball over 7 times per game. The Shockers on the defensive side of the court are 250th in the nation in points given up per game with 80. The Wichita State defense allows 41.9% on shots from beyond the perimeter (13 of 31) and their opposition knocks down 53.8% of their foul shots. They have given up 15 assists and 44 rebounds per game, which is ranked 220th and 272nd in college hoops. They are able to force 11 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 42.3% from the floor (149th in college basketball).
When they last stepped on the court, the Wichita State Shockers took home the win by a final score of 85-80 when they played the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles. The Shockers were able to pull down 23 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive rebounds totaling 35 in this matchup. They also turned away 5 shots while earning 5 steals for this contest. The Golden Eagles earned 19 personal fouls in the game which got the Shockers to the free throw line for a total of 28 tries. They were able to knock down 22 of them for a clip of 78.6%. Concerning 3-pointers, Wichita State converted 9 out of their 22 tries (40.9%). At the conclusion of this game, the Shockers ended up shooting 27 out of 66 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 40.9%. The Shockers permitted the Golden Eagles to bury 30 of 71 tries from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 42.3% in this contest. They finished 41.9% from three-point range by going 13 of 31 and finished the contest at 7 out of 13 from the free throw line (53.8%). When it comes to rebounding, Wichita State allowed Oral Roberts to collect 35 in all (13 offensive).
Tyson Etienne ended up playing a lot for the Shockers for the matchup. He converted 8 of 18 in this contest giving him a rate of 44.4%, which had him finishing with 26 points. Etienne collected 4 rebounds in his 29 mins and added 3 dimes for the matchup. One more player who was a determining factor for Wichita State was Alterique Gilbert. He accumulated 18 points in his 28 minutes played via 5 out of 11 from the floor for this game. Gilbert ended the game having shot 45.5% from the floor while also contributing 2 assists and 3 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Missouri (-4)
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