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Missouri vs. Central Florida - 12/2/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Central Florida Knights (6-1) at Missouri Tigers (3-3)
Date & Time Sunday December 2, 2018, 3:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Missouri Tigers -2 -- Over/Under: 128
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NCAA BB | Central Florida Knights (6-1) at Missouri Tigers (3-3)
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The Central Florida Knights visit the Missouri Tigers in on-conference college basketball action.

The Central Florida Knights have won five in a row after upending Alabama 70-64 on Thursday. Central Florida won the shooting battle 46.7%-37.9% but the Crimson Tide were competitive with 16 offensive rebounds leading to 21 more shots.

BJ Taylor carried the Knights offense with a contest high 24 points on 6-11 accuracy and 9-11 at the line followed by Aubrey Dawkins with 16 points on 3-10 shooting and 10-10 at the stripe. UCF received ten points and four blocks from Tacko Fall on 5-8 from the floor while Chad Brown added eight points and eight rebounds on 3-4.

The Missouri Tigers dropped to 3-3 in the early going after a 79-77 loss to visiting Temple on Tuesday. Missouri trailed by ten at the intermission with a second half rally running out of time. Both squads sank shots in the 52% range with temple totaling 14 more looks while Missouri hung tough with eleven long balls and a 14-4 edge at the stripe.

Mark Smith led a balanced Tigers offense with 19 points and six boards on 7-10 marksmanship with Kevin Puryear adding 16 points and six pulls on 6-12 from the field. Missouri saw 14 points and ten rebounds from Jeremiah Tilmon on 4-8 while Jordan Geist and Javon Pickett tossed in eleven and eight points respectively.

Central Florida are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 Sunday games and under is 8-2 in Central Florida last 10 vs. Southeastern and under is 12-5 in Central Florida last 17 non-conference games. Missouri are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games  are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games overall and are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 non-conference games.

Central Florida looks like a team that nobody wants to play and I’ll lay the small chalk…

Pick:
Central Florida -2

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