The Missouri Tigers are taking on the Arkansas Razorbacks at Bud Walton Arena tonight in what looks to be a highly contested affair. Let’s take a look at the top college basketball betting picks, odds, betting trends and KenPom Rankings, then give our Missouri vs Arkansas prediction for the game tonight.
Missouri vs Arkansas Prediction | College Basketball Game Tonight
No. 20 Missouri Tigers (12-1, 1-0 SEC) vs. No. 13 Arkansas Razorbacks (11-2, 0-1 SEC)
Date: Wednesday, January 4, 2023
Time: 8:30 PM EST
Venue: Bud Walton Arena — Fayetteville, AR
Coverage: SEC Network
Missouri vs Arkansas College Basketball Betting Picks and Odds
Moneyline: MIZ: (+282) | ARK: (-367)
Point Spread: MIZ: +8 (-110) | ARK: -8 (-110)
Total: 154.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
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KenPom Rankings are from KenPom.com
Missouri vs Arkansas College Basketball Betting Trends
- Missouri is 3-2 against the spread (ATS) in their last five games.
- The OVER is 4-1 for Missouri in the last five games.
- Arkansas is 3-2 ATS in their last five games.
- The OVER is 2-8 for Arkansas in their last 10 home games.
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Missouri vs Arkansas Prediction | College Basketball Betting Picks
Missouri’s offense has been on fire this year, averaging over 88 points per game. While their defense is giving up over 74 points per game, they’ve been able to make their way into the AP Poll due to simply outscoring their opponents. They are also great at moving the ball as well as they average just under 20 assists per game.
Arkansas is coming off a 60-57 loss on the road at LSU. It was a poor showing for their offense which averages over 77 points per game. For as good as the offense is, their defense is once again one of the best in the NCAA, giving up just over 61 points per game.
While Missouri’s offense is coming into this game red hot, averaging 91 points per game against #19 Kentucky and #16 Illinois, both of those games came at home. Not only is this matchup on the road, but Arkansas sports the fifth-best defense in the nation according to KenPom rankings. Expect Arkansas to lock Missouri up more effectively and tilt the game in their favor by making this a defensive slugfest. Bet on the under to hit with this high total line
Our college basketball betting Missouri vs Arkansas prediction tonight will be UNDER 154.5 at BetOnline.
For what it’s worth, the ESPN Matchup Predictor gives Arkansas an 85.7% chance to win.