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Missouri vs. Arkansas - 2/12/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Arkansas at Missouri
Date & Time Tuesday February 12, 2019, 9:00 PM (EST)
Location
Mizzou Arena
Columbia, Missouri
The Line
The Line: Missouri +1 -- Over/Under: 137
TV Channel
ESPNU
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NCAA BB | Arkansas at Missouri
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The Arkansas Razorbacks and Missouri Tigers meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the Mizzou Arena.

The Arkansas Razorbacks look for a big road win after splitting their last eight games. The Arkansas Razorbacks are averaging 77.3 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 72.8 points on 41.3 percent shooting. Daniel Gafford is averaging 16.4 points and 8.7 rebounds while Isaiah Joe is averaging 14.1 points and 1.7 assists. Mason Jones is the third double-digit scorer and Jalen Harris is dishing 5.6 assists. The Arkansas Razorbacks are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 65.6 percent from the free throw line. The Arkansas Razorbacks are allowing 33.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.5 rebounds per game. The Arkansas Razorbacks have lost four of their last seven road games.

The Missouri Tigers also need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Missouri Tigers are averaging 67.6 points on 42.9 percent shooting and allowing 68.2 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Jordan Geist is averaging 13.6 points and 3.3 assists while Mark Smith is averaging 12.6 points and 5.5 rebounds. Jeremiah Tilmon is the third double-digit scorer and Javon Pickett is grabbing 2.9 rebounds. The Missouri Tigers are shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the arc and 69.5 percent from the free throw line. The Missouri Tigers are allowing 32.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.1 rebounds per game. The Missouri Tigers have lost four of their last five home games.

The Razorbacks are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up loss, 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games following a ATS loss and 5-11 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Tigers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games, 3-8 ATS in their last 11 vs. Southeastern and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Razorbacks are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Missouri and 5-11 ATS in the last 16 meetings. The under is 12-4 in Tigers last 16 Tuesday games. The under is 20-8 in Razorbacks last 28 overall.

Arkansas just beat Missouri a couple of weeks ago by 12 points, forcing the Tigers into 23 turnovers. The Missouri Tigers enter this contest being outscored by an average of 10.2 points while shooting just 40.5 percent from the field in their last five games. The Arkansas Razorbacks have had some success on the road this season, but their defense doesn't travel well, as they're allowing 81.1 points on 46.9 percent shooting on the road overall. This is a complete toss-up game and Arkansas should probably be the play based on current form, but I'm going to give Missouri the edge at home. The Arkansas Razorbacks haven't blown me away enough to just give them the benefit of the doubt on the road.

Pick:
Missouri +1

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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