Missouri Tigers (7-0) vs. Wichita State Shockers (4-2)
November 29, 2022 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Wichita State Shockers +1.5 / Missouri Tigers -1.5; Over/Under: +142
(Get latest betting odds)
The Missouri Tigers and the Wichita State Shockers meet in college basketball action from the Charles Koch Arena on Tuesday night.
The Missouri Tigers will look to build on their unbeaten mark after a 105-69 win over Houston Christian last time out. D’Moi Hodge leads the Tigers in scoring with 16.6 PPG along with 4 RPG and 2.4 APG while Kobe Brown has 14 PPG with a team-high 5.7 RPG to lead the Tigers on the glass. Noah Carter has 11.5 PPG while Isiaih Mosley has 10.5 PPG with 2.8 APG. Nick Honor has 10.1 PPG with a team-high 3.3 APG to lead the Tigers in assists and to round out the group of double-digit scorers for Missouri so far this season. As a team, Missouri is averaging 93.3 PPG on 52.6% shooting from the field, 36.5% from three and 77.7% from the foul line this season.
The Wichita State Shockers will hope to build on their 83-71 win over Tarleton State last time out. Craig Porter Jr. leads the Shockers in scoring with 13.8 PPG and Jaykwon Walton has 13.2 PPG with 5.5 RPG to make up the pair of double-digit scorers for Wichita State so far this season. Porter Jr. also has team-highs of 7.2 RPG and 3.8 APG to lead the Cardinals across the board. As a team, Wichita State is averaging 65.5 PPG on 41.9% shooting from the field, 26% from three and 72.1% from the foul line this season.
Missouri is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following an ATS win and 5-11 ATS in their last 16 road games while the over is 8-3 in their last 11 games overall. Wichita State is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following an ATS win and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games following a SU win while the under is 17-8 in their last 25 home games.
I get the reasoning for backing either side in this one, but I’m leaning towards Missouri. Sure, the Tigers have had a weaker schedule to this point, but the fact is they continue to execute when called upon offensively and Wichita State, while a tough out for any road team, is still a bit behind what Missouri’s bringing to the table here. This will be a good test to see where Missouri is actually at this season. Give me Missouri.