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Missouri vs. Texas-Arlington - 12/4/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Texas-Arlington Mavericks (3-5) at Missouri Tigers (4-3)
Date & Time Tuesday December 4, 2018, 8:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Missouri Tigers -12 -- Over/Under: 135.5
TV Channel
SEC
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NCAA BB | Texas-Arlington Mavericks (3-5) at Missouri Tigers (4-3)
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The UT-Arlington Mavericks and Missouri Tigers meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the Mizzou Arena.

The UT-Arlington Mavericks could use a win here to snap a four-game losing streak. The UT-Arlington Mavericks are averaging 65.1 points on 39.2 percent shooting and allowing 71.6 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Brian Warren is averaging 15.8 points and 3.5 assists while Andres Ibarguen is averaging 14.5 points and nine rebounds. Edric Dennis is the third double-digit scorer and David Azore is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The UT-Arlington Mavericks are shooting 22.4 percent from beyond the arc and 75 percent from the free throw line. The UT-Arlington Mavericks are allowing 26.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.7 rebounds per game. The UT-Arlington Mavericks have lost all three road games this season.

The Missouri Tigers look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last six games. The Missouri Tigers are averaging 65.6 points on 41.9 percent shooting and allowing 67 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Jordan Geist is averaging 13.3 points and 2.4 assists while Mark Smith is averaging 12.1 points and 5.6 rebounds. Kevin Puryear is dishing 1.1 assists and Jeremiah Tilmon is grabbing 5.4 rebounds. The Missouri Tigers are shooting 38.3 percent from beyond the arc and 67.2 percent from the free throw line. The Missouri Tigers are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33 rebounds per game. The Missouri Tigers have won two of their last three home games.

The Mavericks are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Tuesday games, 29-13 ATS in their last 42 non-conference games and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 road games. The Tigers are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 non-conference games, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The under is 7-3 in Tigers last 10 overall. The under is 6-0 in Mavericks last 6 overall.

The Missouri Tigers haven't been all that impressive out of the gate and have some scoring depth issues that won't help them come SEC play. The UT-Arlington Mavericks have for the most part held their own in a tough schedule, which included road games against Arkansas and Indiana, two games they hung around in. The UT-Arlington Mavericks have also been covering machines in out of conference play over the years. I have to side with the points here.

Pick:
UT-Arlington Mavericks +12

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