Arkansas Razorbacks vs Missouri Tigers Prediction, 1/18/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Arkansas Razorbacks vs Missouri Tigers
Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2023
Location: Mizzou Arena in Columbia, MO
The Missouri Tigers (13-4) will go up against the Arkansas Razorbacks (12-5) at Mizzou Arena on Wednesday.
The Arkansas Razorbacks stepped onto the hardwood against Vanderbilt and went home with a loss by a final score of 97-84 in their last game. Regarding fouls, the Razorbacks ended up with 30 and Vanderbilt had 20 fouls. They made 10 of their 18 shots from 3-point range. Vanderbilt finished 80.6% at the free throw line by converting 29 of 36 shots. Moreover, Vanderbilt snagged 31 rebounds (12 offensive, 19 defensive), but didn't have a block. Vanderbilt earned 10 assists and had 5 steals for the matchup. Regarding defending, Arkansas allowed their opponent to shoot 51.8% from the field on 29 out of 56 shooting. They also dished out 11 assists for this game while forcing 8 turnovers and earning 3 steals. When discussing hauling in boards, they earned 25 with 11 of them being on the offensive end. When they shot from the free throw line, the Razorbacks buried 15 of their 24 tries for a percentage of 62.5%. Arkansas walked away from the game having earned a 49.2% field goal percentage (31 out of 63) and converted 7 of their 18 3-point attempts.
Ricky Council is someone who played a role for the matchup. He totaled 24 points on 8 of 12 shooting. He played 40 mins and snagged 3 rebounds. He finished the game shooting 66.7% from the floor and also distributed 1 assist.
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Arkansas comes into this game with a record of 12-5 on the year. They are turning it over 12.9 times per contest and as a squad they commit 18.6 fouls every game. As a unit, Arkansas is pulling down 36.2 boards per game and has 223 dimes on the year, which ranks 270th in college hoops in terms of passing. The Razorbacks are hitting 29.1% from downtown (80 of 275) and 69.6% from the charity stripe. They average 76.2 pts per contest (86th in Division 1) while connecting on 47.3% from the field.
Defensively, the Razorbacks have forced 16.2 turnovers per contest and they draw 18.8 fouls. They are surrendering 31.6% on 3-pointers and they are 95th in college basketball in PPG allowed (66.1). The Razorbacks defense is giving up an opponent FG percentage of 42.3% (393 of 928) and they relinquish 31.7 boards per game as a basketball team. They are 16th in the nation in allowing assists to their opponents with 170 surrendered this season.
In their last game, the Missouri Tigers took a loss by a score of 73-64 when they faced Florida. The Tigers collected 21 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive rebounds totaling 29 in this matchup. They also gave up possession 14 times, while getting 12 steals for this contest. Florida had 12 fouls in this game which took the Tigers to the charity stripe for a total of 15 attempts. They were able to knock down 11 of the free throws for a rate of 73.3%. In the matter of 3-point attempts, Missouri buried 3 of their 18 attempts (16.7%). In all, the Tigers ended up shooting 25 for 60 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 41.7%. The Tigers allowed Florida to convert 24 of their 51 tries from the floor which left them with a rate of 47.1% in the matchup. They finished the game shooting 43.5% from three-point range by hitting 10 out of 23 and walked away from this one shooting 15 out of 21 at the charity stripe (71.4%). Regarding attacking the glass, Missouri permitted Florida to pull down 30 in all (8 on the offensive side).
Kobe Brown ended up being a major contributor for the Tigers for this contest. He racked up 21 points in his 35 minutes on the court and had 2 assists in the game. He made 8 of 18 in this matchup for a rate of 44.4%, and had 6 rebounds.
Missouri has a win-loss mark of 13-4 on the campaign. When it comes to executing on offense, the Tigers are connecting on 48.9% from the field, which has them ranked 16th in the country. Missouri has accounted for 1,435 points this year (84.4 per game) and they pull down 31.5 boards per game. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 18.0 times per contest (10th in the country) and they turn it over 11.7 times per contest. The Tigers are responsible for committing 19.1 personal fouls per game and they go 75.4% from the free throw line.
The Missouri defense allows 36.1% on 3-pointers (154 of 427) and their opposition knocks down 73.4% of their shots from the free throw line. They have relinquished 14.0 dimes and 36.9 total rebounds per game, ranking them 280th and 304th in college hoops. The Tigers on the defensive side of the court are 326th in college hoops in points allowed per contest with 75.4. They are forcing their opponents into 18.8 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 44.8% from the field (274th in Division 1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Missouri
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