Arkansas Razorbacks vs. Missouri Tigers
The Missouri Tigers and the Arkansas Razorbacks face off on Tuesday in a SEC college basketball match up. The Tigers are -10 point favorites over the Razorbacks with an over/under point total set at 151.5.
The Missouri Tigers have been strong this season at home and it has gotten them by despite being weak on the road. Missouri is 10-6 in the SEC, 16-0 at home this season, and they have a RPI of 36. As a team Missouri is averaging 77.1 points, 14.0 assists, and they are shooting 46 percent while defensively they are allowing 67 points, 11.5 assists, and their opponents are shooting 40.6 percent. Laurence Bowers is averaging 14.2 points and 6.1 rebounds, Jabari Brown is averaging 14 points, Phil Pressey is averaging 12.1 points and 7.1 assists, and Keion Bell is averaging 11.9 points. This is the final home game of the year for Missouri.
The Arkansas Razorbacks have won just once on the road this season but a win here and it will greatly improve any chance they have of making the NCAA Tournament. Missouri is 9-7 in the SEC, 1-8 on the road this season, and they have an RPI of 71. Arkansas is averaging 74.1 points, 15.1 assists, and they are shooting 43.6 percent while defensively they are allowing 68 points, 11.9 assists, and their opponents are shooting 42.7 percent. B.J. Young is averaging 15.2 points, Marshawn Powell is averaging 14.9 points and 5.4 rebounds, and Coty Clarke is averaging 7.5 points and 5.2 rebounds. This is Araknsas’ last road game of the season and more than likely they are going to need to win it to have any chance of being part of March Madness.
Missouri is 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 home games, 2-8 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 1-5 against the spread following a win. Arkansas is 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 games, 6-1 against the spread in their last seven games against a team with a winning record, and 11-27 against the spread in their last 38 games following a win.
This one should be a shootout and I look for it to soar over the total.