Arkansas vs. Missouri - 2/18/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Missouri Tigers (7-18) at Arkansas Razorbacks (20-5)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Bud Walton Arena)
The Line: Arkansas Razorbacks -16.5 -- Over/Under: 141 See the Latest Odds
TV: SEC Network
The Arkansas Razorbacks and the Missouri Tigers face off on Wednesday at Bud Walton Arena in SEC college basketball.
The Arkansas Razorbacks are 20-5 this season and they have won seven of their last eight games. Arkansas is averaging 79.9 points and they are shooting 45.4 percent while defensively they are allowing 69.7 points and their opponents are shooting 42.6 percent. Bobby Portis leads the Razprbacks averaging 17.7 points and 8.6 rebounds per game. Michael Qualls is averaging 15.3 points and 5.3 rebounds, Rashad Madden is averaging 9.8 points, and Anthlon Bell is averaging 8.2 points. Arkansas is 15-1 at home this season and 9-3 in the SEC.
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The Missouri Tigers are 7-18 this season and hey have lost their last 11 games in a row. Missouri is averaging 61.8 points and they are shooting 40.8 percent while defensively they are allowing 68.7 points and their opponents are shooting 42.9 percent. Johnathan Williams III leads the Tigers averaging 12.6 points and 7.0 rebounds per game. Wes Clark is averaging 10.1 points, Montaque Gil-Caesar is averaging 9.2 points, and Keith Shamburger is averaging 8.7 points. Missouri is 1-6 on the road and 1-11 in the SEC.
Arkansas is 5-0 against the spread in their last five games, 18-8 against the spread in their last 26 home games against a team with a losing road record, and 4-0 against the spread following a win. Missouri is 3-7 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread, 1-4 against the spread in their last five games, and 8-20-2 against the spread in their last 30 road games. The underdog has covered the point spread in the last seven meetings of these two.
Even with the total set at a big number, 141, I like the over. My stronger play is on who will cover the spread and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as the App.