Missouri vs. Arkansas - 3/3/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arkansas Razorbacks (21-9) at Missouri Tigers (19-11)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 6:00 pm (Mizzou Arena)
The Line: Missouri Tigers -2 -- Over/Under: 149.5 See the Latest Odds
Saturday college basketball brings us to the SEC where the Missouri Tigers host the Arkansas Razorbacks.
The Arkansas Razorbacks head in to the season finale’ riding the momentum of wins in six of seven after downing league leading Auburn 91-82. Arkansas fired away at 52.5% and allowed just 34.4% but the Tigers hung around thanks to an extraordinary 31-34 at the stripe.
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When the final buzzer sounded the Razorbacks duo of Jaylen Barford and Daniel Gafford were too much to handle with a combined 41 points and 20 rebounds with Gafford totaling seven blocks. Arkansas received 16 points and six assists from Daryl Macon with Anton Beard adding eleven points and five helpers.
The Missouri Tigers had their sights set on a top four finish in the conference but three straight losses ended those dreams. Missouri ended their slide with a 74-66 win at Vanderbilt with a 57.8%-42.9% shooting advantage negated eleven more Commodores shots.
Jontay Porter led all scorers with 24 points, seven rebounds and six assists with Jordan Barnett giving the Tigers 17 points and six boards. Missouri saw nine points from Kassius Robertson while Kevin Puryear chipped in with eight points.
Arkansas are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall and Arkansas are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. Southeastern. Over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Missouri and over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings. Underdog is 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings and Arkansas are 4-10 ATS in the last 14 meetings.
An argument could be made for either side but I’m going to be arguing for the Tigers at home…