Missouri vs. Nebraska Omaha - 12/9/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Nebraska Omaha Mavericks (4-4) at Missouri Tigers (4-3)
College Basketball: Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Mizzou Arena)
The Line: Missouri Tigers -6.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Omaha Mavericks and Missouri Tigers meet Wednesday night at the Mizzou Arena.
The Omaha Mavericks look for their third road victory to get a game above a .500 record. The Omaha Mavericks are averaging 86.3 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 84.4 points on 42.6 percent shooting. Tre'Shawn Thurman is averaging 16.8 points and 8.1 rebounds while Devin Patterson is averaging 16.3 points and 2.3 assists. Jake White is the third double-digit scorer and Tra-Deon Hollins is dishing 6.6 assists. The Omaha Mavericks are shooting 30.1 percent from beyond the arc and 75 percent from the free throw line. Omaha has scored 90 or more points in five of its last seven games and is forcing 15.1 turnovers per contest. The Omaha Mavericks have won five of their last seven road games.
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The Missouri Tigers look for a nice home win after a rocky 4-3 start to the year. The Missouri Tigers are averaging 70.3 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 69.9 points on 39.2 percent shooting. Kevin Puryear is averaging 13.6 points and 4.3 rebounds while Namon Wright is averaging 9.7 points and 4.7 rebounds. Terrence Phillips is dishing 3.4 assists and Wes Clark is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Missouri Tigers are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 69.4 percent from the free throw line. Missouri has not won three straight games since February of 2014. The Missouri Tigers have won six straight home games.
The Mavericks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Tigers are 6-18-2 ATS in their last 26 games following a straight up win and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
Omaha is capable of putting a scare into Missouri, especially with its success on the road. However, the Tigers are tough to beat at home and have better athletes in this contest. I'll side with Missouri at home and the reasonable chalk.