Missouri vs. Oklahoma State - 12/30/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oklahoma State Cowboys (9-2) at Missouri Tigers (5-6)
College Basketball: Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 9:00 pm (Sprint Center)
The Line: Missouri Tigers +10 -- Over/Under: 131 See the Latest Odds
The Missouri Tigers and the Oklahoma State Cowboys face off on Tuesday at the Sprint Center in Kansas City in college basketball action.
The Missouri Tigers are 5-6 this season and they have lost three of their last four games. Missouri is averaging 63.2 points and they are shooting 41.9 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 68 points and their opponents are shooting 43.7 percent. Johnathan Williams III leads the Tigers averaging 12.5 points and 6.4 rebounds per game. Montaque Gill Caesar is averaging 12.2 points, Wes Clark is averaging 8.3 points, and Ketih Shamburger is averaging 8.3 points. Missouri has taken a huge step back as departed coach Frank Haith left them in bad shape.
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The Oklahoma State Cowboys are 9-2 this season and hey are coming off of a 9-point loss to Maryland. OSU is averaging 71.9 points and they are shooting 44.3 percent while defensively they are allowing 59.4 points and their opponents are shooting 37.6 percent. Le’Bryan Nash leads the Cowboys averaging 17.6 points and 6.7 rebounds per game. Phil Forte is averaging 16.7 points, Anthony Hickey is averaging 9.2 points, and Michael Cobbins is averaging 8.8 points and 6.0 rebounds. Oklahoma State is 2-0 this season in neutral site games.
Missouri is 5-1 against the spread against the Big 12, 1-4 against the spread in their last five games, and 1-6 against the spread in their last seven non-conference games. Oklahoma State is 11-3 against the spread against the SEC, 5-2 against the spread in their last seven games, and 4-9 against the spread in their last 13 neutral site games. The underdog is 9-4 against the spread in the last 13 meetings of these two.
The total is at 131 but that isn't high enough so my pick here is going to be the over.