Northwestern vs. Missouri - 11/24/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Missouri Tigers (2-2) vs. Northwestern Wildcats (3-1)
College Basketball: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Sprint Center)
The Line: Northwestern Wildcats -7.5 -- Over/Under: 136 See the Latest Odds
The Northwestern Wildcats and the Missouri Tigers face off on Tuesday at the Sprint Center in the CBE Championship college basketball tournament consolation game.
The Northwestern Wildcats fought hard but came up short on Monday losing to North Carolina to land in this game. Northwestern is averaging 77.5 points and they are shooting 46.2 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 72.2 points and their opponents are shooting 41.4 percent. Bryant McIntosh leads the Wildcats averaging 19.5 points per game. Tre Demps is averaging 16.8 points, Alex Olah is averaging 12.5 points and 7.0 rebounds, and Aaron Falzon is averaging 10.5 points. Northwestern has more scoring options than they have had in the past several years.
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The Missouri Tigers are coming off of their worst loss of the season after getting blown out by Kansas State by 24 on Monday. The Missouri offense is averaging 66 points and they are shooting 43 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 68.2 points and their opponents are shooting 39.2 percent. Kevin Puryear leads Missouri averaging 13.5 points per game. Namon Wright is averaging 9.0 points and 5.0 rebounds, Wes Clark is averaging 8.8 points, and Terrence Phillips is averaging 7.3 points. Missouri has struggled against the better teams as we have seen in their last two games.
Northwestern is 2-6-1 against the spread in their last nine neutral site games and 0-4-1 against the spread in their last five games. Missouri is 4-1-1 against the spread in their last six non-conference games, 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games, and 1-4 against the spread following a loss.
The total for this one is set at 136 and while it is a lean I like the under for my free pick.