Arkansas vs. Missouri - 1/13/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Missouri Tigers (12-4) at Arkansas Razorbacks (11-5)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 6:00 pm (Bud Walton Arena)
The Line: Arkansas Razorbacks -5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Down at Bud Walton Arena on Saturday, the Missouri Tigers and the Arkansas Razorbacks will be matching up on the college basketball circuit.
Missouri enters this game with a 12-4 record overall. The Tigers have won two of their last three games, most recently over Georgia on Wednesday. In that game, Missouri’s Jontay Porter pup up 15 points and 10 rebounds.
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Heading up the scoring for the Tigers this year are Kassius Robertson (15.4 PPG) and Jordan Barnett (15.4 PPG; 6.2 RPG). They’re the only two Missouri players in double-figures this year but Kevin Puryear is close on 9.6 PPG.
Over on the Arkansas side, they’re sitting at 11-5 this season. The Razorbacks have lost their last three games straight, falling to LSU most recently on Wednesday. In that one, Arkansas guard Jalen Barford led the way on 17 points.
Barford is the top scorer for the Razorbacks this year on 18.8 PPG, and Daryl Macon is second with 16.3 PPG. Also in double-digits for Arkansas are Daniel Gafford (11.8 PPG; 6.1 RPG) and Anton Beard (11.1 PPG).
The Tigers are 4-1 ATS in their last five road games and 1-4 ATS in their last five Saturday games. Missouri is also 1-5 ATS in the last six following a straight-up win and the over is 5-1 in their last six versus the SEC.
Meanwhile, Arkansas is 5-2 ATS in the last seven home games and 7-3 ATS in the last 10 Saturday games. The Razorbacks are also 0-4 ATS in their last four overall and 0-5 ATS in their last five versus the SEC.
Missouri’s not exactly a dominant team, but they’re pretty well-rounded and can hang around with just about everyone in the country if they’re on their game. As for Arkansas, they’ve got some big offensive talent but have lost by 32 combined points over their last two games. I think the Tigers can stick it out here and cover.