Missouri Tigers vs. Wofford Terriers - 11/13/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Wofford Terriers (0-0) at Missouri Tigers (0-0)
College Basketball: Friday, November 13, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Mizzou Arena)
The Line: Missouri Tigers -2.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: SEC Network +
The Wofford Terriers will travel to play the Missouri Tigers in the season opener for both of these teams on Friday.
The Missouri Tigers finished last in the SEC last season with a record of 9-23 (3-15 in conference). Missouri scored 60.5 points per game while allowing 67.9 points per game. Missouri was towards the bottom of the SEC in both scoring and scoring defense. Missouri lost 3 out of their top 5 scorers from last season. Wes Clark was their second leading scorer last year with 10.1 points per game, 3.1 assists per game, and 3.5 rebounds per game and he is returning to Missouri this year. Namon Wright was Missouri’s fifth leading scorer last year with 6.8 points per game and he is returning this year. Other than those two players, there are a lot of question marks on this Missouri team. Missouri beat Missouri Western 92-53 in their only exhibition game of the season. Freshman guard K.J. Walton led Missouri with 17 points (4-4 from three point range).
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The Wofford Terriers finished first in the Southern Conference with a record of 28-7 (16-2 in conference). Wofford averaged 66.6 points per game and allowed 59.7 points per game. The Wofford defense was ranked as the best defense in the Southern Conference last season. Wofford is returning 3 of their 5 leading scorers from last season. Spencer Collins averaged 11.8 points per game last season for Wofford and is the highest scoring returner from last year’s team. Collins also led Wofford in three point shooting with a 38.4%. Wofford is projected to finish second in the Southern Conference this year.
Wofford is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against the SEC. Wofford finished last year 7-2 ATS in their last 9 road games. The under is 6-0 in Wofford’s last 6 games against the SEC. Missouri is 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 non-conference games. Missouri ended last season by going 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The over is 4-1-1 Missouri’s last 6 games against the Southern Conference.
Wofford had a great season last year and are returning some decent players. This will be a challenging game for a struggling Missouri program. I am picking Wofford in this one.