March 5, 2013

Arkansas vs. Missouri Basketball Pick

College Basketball Picks

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Arkansas Razorbacks
vs.
Missouri Tigers

Date/Time: March 5th, 7:00 pm ET

Television: ESPN2

College Basketball Odds from BetDSI

Point Spread: Missouri -10

Total: 151.5

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Basketball Betting Game Trends

Arkansas Razorbacks

  • Arkansas is 7-15 ATS in its last 22 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Arkansas’s last 9 games on the road
  • Arkansas is 1-12 SU in its last 13 games on the road

Missouri Tigers

  • Missouri is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing Arkansas
  • Missouri is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Missouri’s last 5 games at home
  • Missouri is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Missouri’s last 9 games

 

NCAA Basketball Pick – March 5th

SEC bubble teams are going to meet up for NCAA basketball betting action on Tuesday night in the Show-Me State, where the Missouri Tigers will look to exact some revenge for a tough loss suffered earlier in the year at the hands of the Arkansas Razorbacks.

Arkansas might have the third or fourth best case to get into the NCAA Tournament right now in the SEC, but that’s not saying a heck of a lot. There might only be two teams right now on the right side of the bubble, and the only team that is truly safe is the Florida Gators. The Hogs really don’t have any quality road wins this year. The only win away from home came against the Auburn Tigers back on February 13th. There have been some close calls, and that’s why the team is 4-5 ATS in its nine legitimate road games this year, but close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades, not in the quest to get into the NCAA Tournament. What we see with Arkansas is a team that is going to put a lot of pressure on the basketball and try to get a lot of buckets in transition and off of forced turnovers. However, the defense really has lacked, and the end result is just 74.1 points per game for and 68.0 points per game against for the whole campaign.

Missouri has to feel good about itself right now as long as it doesn’t end up crashing in these last two games and then out of the first round of the SEC Tournament. The club has a solid 21-8 mark and was ranked in the Top 25 for a good chunk of the season. The Tigers look a heck of a lot like the Razorbacks do, as they have a team that is going to press the basketball, force turnovers, and try to get easy buckets in transition. It shouldn’t be considered all that surprising that there are a ton of men that are averaging double digits in scoring for Mizzou. Six are good for at least 10.3 points per game, and none are worth more than 14.2 points per game. G Phil Pressey is one of the top point guards in the entire nation, though he and his teammates turn the ball over far too much. F Alex Oriakhi leads the way for one of the best rebounding teams in the nation as well, and we expect that he and F Laurence Bowers are going to dominate on the boards and both at least threaten putting up double-doubles in this one.

Prediction:

It’s not going to be a good day to be a Razorback. Arkansas did get the best of the Tigers the first time that these two teams met this year, but that was a game that the visitors had every chance to win down the stretch. Missouri is still one of the tougher teams to play in the land on the road, and with as bad as the Hogs have been on the road, there is no doubt that the right side is to back the Tigers. Missouri 79 – Arkansas 68

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Adam Markowitz

is a staff writer living in the Orlando area. He has covered NFL, MLB, college football, CFL, AFL, NBA, college basketball, NASCAR, golf, tennis, and the NHL for a number of various outlets in his career, and he has been published by a number of different media outlets, including the Orlando Sentinel and the Wall Street Journal.

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