Missouri vs Arkansas Predictions, College Basketball Parlay Picks 2/22/2020
Game: Missouri Tigers vs Arkansas Razorbacks
Date: Saturday, February 22, 2020
Location: Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville, AR
Odds/Point Spread: Arkansas -5.5
The Missouri Tigers head to Bud Walton Arena to take on the Arkansas Razorbacks on Saturday, February 22, 2020. The opening line for this game has Arkansas as 5.5 point favorites.
Missouri comes into this game with an overall record of 13-13. They currently have a point differential of 2.1 as they are averaging 67.4 points per game while giving up 65.3 per contest. Arkansas has an overall record of 16-10. They are averaging 73.8 points per game and surrendering 67.4, good for a point differential of 6.4.
Valuable Missouri Tigers Betting Trends
The Missouri Tigers are 12-13-1 against the spread this season
The Missouri Tigers are 11-15-0 against the over/under this year
Important Arkansas Razorbacks Betting Trends
The Arkansas Razorbacks are 12-14-0 against the spread this season
The Arkansas Razorbacks are 14-12-0 against the over/under this year
Key Missouri Tigers Injuries
02/21/20 G Mark Smith Back is questionable Saturday vs Arkansas
02/18/20 F Jeremiah Tilmon Foot is out indefinitely
01/15/20 G Mario McKinney Jr. Left Team is out for season
Key Arkansas Razorbacks Injuries
02/21/20 G Isaiah Joe Knee is upgraded to questionable Saturday vs Missouri
Dru Smith comes into this game averaging 12.5 points per contest while playing 32.2 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.0 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 90%. Mark Smith averages 10.9 points per contest in 28.8 minutes per game. He averages 0.7 assists per game and 4.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% for the season while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Mason Jones scores 20.8 points per contest while playing 33.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.8 rebounds per contest and has 3.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Jimmy Whitt averages 14.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 37.0 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.8 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 70%.
Useful Team Statistics
Missouri averages 67.4 points per contest, which is 280th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 2.1 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a unit, which has them ranked 298th. From 3-point territory they shoot 31%, which is good for 293rd in the nation. They average 34.5 boards per contest and 11.5 assists per game, which ranks them 225th and 300th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 74th with 14.3 per game. The Tigers allow 65.3 points per contest, which is 68th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 65th and 10th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.1 rebounds a game which ranks 131st, and they allow 10.4 assists per game which puts them in 31st place in the country. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 272nd in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Arkansas is 107th in the nation with 73.8 points per contest this season. They are 185th in the country in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 6.4. They shoot 31% from beyond the arc, which is good for 277th in the NCAA. They are 324th in D-1 in rebounding with 32.2 boards per contest and 290th in assists per game with 11.6. The Razorbacks are 276th in turnovers per contest with 12.1. The Razorbacks give up 67.4 points per game, which ranks them 121st in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 26% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 133rd and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 18th with 9.9 dimes allowed per game and 326th with 38.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Razorbacks are 334th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 16.8 per contest this year.
The Tigers are 226th in the nation in offensive rating with 99.3. In terms of pace they are 279th in the country with 67.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 285th. As a team they are 214th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 91st in Division 1. Missouri is 56th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.2 times per 100 possessions.
Arkansas is 287th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions. The Razorbacks have an offensive rating of 101.6, which is ranked 177th. They are 88th in D-1 in pace with 71.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 194th. As a unit they are 146th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 152nd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Missouri/Arkansas college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Missouri +5.5
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