Missouri vs. Arkansas - 1/24/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arkansas Razorbacks (14-4) at Missouri Tigers (7-11)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 2:00 pm (Mizzou Arena)
The Line: Missouri Tigers +5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Missouri Tigers and the Arkansas Razorbacks face off on Saturday at Mizzou Arena in a SEC college basketball matchup.
The Missouri Tigers are 7-11 this season and have lost their last four games. Missouri is averaging 62.8 points and they are shooting 41.2percent while defensively they are allowing 69 points and their opponents are shooting 42.6 percent. Johnathan Williams III leads the Tigers averaging 12.5 points and 6.9 rebounds per game. Montaque Gill-Caesar is averaging 10.5 points, Wes Clark is averaging 9.7 points, and Keith Shamburger is averaging 8.6 points. Missouri is 6-3 a home but just 1-4 in SEC games.
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The Arkansas Razorbacks are 14-4 this season and are coming off of a win over Alabama that ended a two game losing skid. Arkansas is averaging 83.5 points and they are shooting 46.4 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 72.7 points and their opponents are shooting 42.6 percent. Bobby Portis leads the Razorbacks averaging 17.8 points and 8.4 rebounds per game. Michael Qualls is averaging 16.9 points and 5.4 rebounds, Rashad Madden is averaging 10.4 points, and Anthlon Bell is averaging 8.9 points. Arkansas is 2-3 on the road and 3-2 in SEC games.
Missouri is 3-1-1 against the spread in their last five home games, 0-3-1 against the spread following a loss, and 0-3-1 against the spread against the SEC. Arkansas is 5-2 against the spread following a win, 2-5 against the spread against the SEC, and 15-37 against the spread in their last 52 road games. The underdog has covered the point spread in five of the last six meetings of these two.
Arkansas is a mild road favorite here but they just are the much better team and good enough to cover here as a road favorite in a conference game.