Arkansas Razorbacks vs Missouri Tigers Prediction, 2/13/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arkansas Razorbacks vs Missouri Tigers
Date: Saturday, February 13, 2021
Location: Mizzou Arena in Columbia, MO
Odds/Point Spread: Arkansas (+1)
Mizzou Arena is the site where and the Missouri Tigers (13-4) will take on the Arkansas Razorbacks (15-5) on Saturday. Missouri opens this contest as 1-point favorites. The O/U is set at 149.5.
Arkansas heads into this game with a mark of 15-5 for the year. The Razorbacks are hitting 33.9% on shots beyond the perimeter (163 of 481) and 73.9% from the free throw line. They are averaging 82.7 points per game (12th in Division 1) while shooting 45.0% from the floor. They turn it over 12.9 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 17.0 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Arkansas is grabbing 40.9 rebounds per game and has 296 assists so far this year, which is 37th in D-1 in terms of passing. When they are on the defensive end, the Razorbacks are forcing 15.4 turnovers per game and they draw 18.2 personal fouls. They are conceding 31.7% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 172nd in college basketball in PPG from their opponents (69.9). The Razorbacks defensively are allowing a field goal percentage of 41.6% (498 of 1,198) and they concede 35.4 boards per contest as a basketball team. They are currently ranked 230th in the nation in giving up assists to their opponents with 237 conceded this year.
The Arkansas Razorbacks stepped onto the hardwood against the Kentucky Wildcats and earned the victory with a final of 81-80 in their last game. Arkansas finished having earned a 43.5% FG percentage (27 of 62) and buried 9 out of their 24 3-pointers. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Razorbacks made 18 of 23 tries for a rate of 78.3%. In terms of rebounding, they compiled 33 with 5 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 12 assists in this matchup while having 8 steals and 3 rejections. Regarding defense, Arkansas let their opponent shoot 43.5% from the field on 27 out of 62 shooting. Kentucky earned 18 dimes and had 2 steals in the matchup. Moreover, the Wildcats collected 38 boards (10 offensive, 28 defensive) and added 3 blocked shots. Kentucky ended up shooting 64.0% at the free throw line by knocking down 16 of 25 shots. They buried 14 out of their 26 attempts from 3-point range.
Jalen Tate is a player who came through for the game. He ended up with 15 points on 5 of 10 shooting. He played for 37 minutes played and collected 4 boards. Tate finished shooting 50.0% from the field and also distributed 3 assists. Another guy that played a role in this game for the Razorbacks was Moses Moody. He grabbed 7 rebounds and also accumulated 2 assists. He finished the game shooting 44.4% from the field in the game by going 4-of-9 (14 points). When the game finished, Moody saw the court for 29 minutes.
Missouri has a record of 13-4 so far this season. As an offense, the Tigers are connecting on 45.5% from the floor, which ranks 113th in college basketball. Missouri has totaled 1,255 points for the campaign (73.8 per game) and they collect 36.6 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 13.1 times per contest (186th in Division 1) and they are turning it over 13.5 times per game. The Tigers have committed 19.9 fouls per contest and they shoot 69.1% from the free throw line. The Tigers on the defensive end are ranked 188th in the nation in points per game surrendered with 70.5. They have given up 11.2 assists and 35.5 rebounds per game, which is 58th and 197th in those categories. The Missouri defense surrenders 31.3% from downtown (110 of 351) and opponents are knocking down 68.7% of their free throw attempts. They have forced 12.6 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 41.7% from the field (105th in college basketball).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Missouri Tigers went home defeated by a final of 80-59 against the Ole Miss Rebels. The Tigers collected 12 defensive rebounds and 3 offensive rebounds totaling 15 for this game. They also blocked 2 shots while earning 6 steals for the game. The Rebels committed 16 personal fouls in this contest which took the Tigers to the free throw line for a total of 15 tries. They were able to knock down 5 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 33.3%. In regard to shots from distance, Missouri converted 8 of 19 attempts (42.1%). When this game wrapped up, the Tigers walked away from this one shooting 23 for 47 from the field which had them sitting at 48.9%. The Tigers permitted the Rebels to make 29 out of 51 tries from the field which had them shooting 56.9% in the game. They finished 38.1% from behind the 3-point line by going 8 out of 21 and finished the game at 14 of 17 at the free throw line (82.4%). Regarding how they cleaned up the glass, Missouri allowed Ole Miss to pull down 31 overall (7 on the offensive side).
Dru Smith was important for the Tigers for the game. He converted 6 out of 15 in this matchup giving him a rate of 40.0%, which had him sitting at 17 points. Smith snagged 2 boards in his 32 mins and added 3 dimes in this contest. An additional guy who was a determining factor for Missouri was Kobe Brown. He scored 9 points in 24 minutes on the court by way of 4 out of 6 shooting for the matchup. Brown walked away from this one going 66.7% from the field while collecting 2 assists and 3 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Arkansas (+1)
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