Missouri Tigers vs. Arkansas Razorbacks Pick, Odds, Prediction 2/13/14
Arkansas Razorbacks (15-8) at Missouri Tigers (16-7)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Mizzou Arena)
The Line: Missouri Tigers -5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Missouri Tigers and the Arkansas Razorbacks face off on Thursday in SEC college basketball.
The Missouri Tigers have lost three in a row and have slipped into eighth place in the Sec standings. Missouri is 4-6 in the SEC and 10-2 at home this season. Jabari Brown is the Tigers leading scorer averaging 20.1 points per game. Jordan Clarkson is averaging 18.9 points, Earnest Ross is averaging 14.1 points, and Johnathan Williams III is averaging 6.2 points and 7.3 rebounds. Missouri is averaging 74.8 points and they are shooting 46.2 percent while defensively they are allowing 68.4 points and their opponents are shooting 40 percent. This is the first of three consecutive home games for Missouri.
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The Arkansas Razorbacks have won their last two games and they look to get revenge for an earlier loss to Arkansas. Arkansas is 4-6 in the SEC and 3-6 away from home this season. Bobby Portis is averaging 13.1 points and 6.6 rebounds to lead the Razorbacks. Rashad madden is averaging 12.7 points, Michael Qualls is averaging 11.5 points, and Alandise Harris is averaging 8.9 points. Arkansas is averaging 81 points ad they are shooting 45 percent while defensively they are allowing 70.2 points and their opponents are shooting 40.5 percent. Arkansas is 5-6 against teams with a RPI better than 100.
Missouri is 8-3 against the spread following a loss, 1-6 against the spread in their last seven home games, and 18-7-2 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the spread. Arkansas is 22-54 against the spread in their last 76 road games, 3-8 against the spread against the SEC, and 1-4 against the spread against a team with a winning record. The underdog has covered the point spread in four of the last five meetings of these two.
My free pick in this game is going to be on the total so please check back after the totals are released. My stronger play is on who will cover the spread and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.
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