Missouri Tigers vs. Arkansas Razorbacks ATS Prediction 02/22/20

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The Arkansas Razorbacks (16-10, 4-9 SEC) and the Missouri Tigers (13-13, 5-8 SEC) battle at Bud Walton Arena. The Razorbacks will try to snap their five-game losing streak. The game starts at 1 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 22, 2020, and will air on SEC Network.

Missouri Tigers vs. Arkansas Razorbacks Betting Odds

In their last matchup, the Razorbacks lost to the Florida Gators, 73-59, while the Tigers barely escaped the Ole Miss Rebels, 71-68.

Missouri played a nearly flawless game. They had a turnover percentage of 15.2 (better than their season average of 18.5) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 41.7 (above their season average of 30.2). Ole Miss recorded marks of 18.7 and 38.2, respectively, for those same stats. Arkansas, on the other hand, forced Florida into a turnover percentage of 20.8 (above their season average of 15.5). Mason Jones led the way for Arkansas, recording 21 points and five assists. Xavier Pinson, meanwhile was a key piece for Missouri with 32 points.

In their first matchup this year, Pinson led the Tigers to an 83-79 win. He was the game’s top overall scorer with 24 points. Missouri out-rebounded Arkansas. The Tigers had more offensive rebounds (16 vs. 11), defensive rebounds (36 vs. 24) and total rebounds (52 vs. 35).

This contest should be a showdown of conflicting paces. Arkansas has preferred to play up-tempo (58th in possessions per game), while Missouri has been slower-paced (282nd in possessions per game). Additionally, the Tigers rank 309th in turnover percentage (21.2 percent), while the Razorbacks rank 23rd in opponents’ turnover percentage (23.4 percent).

Missouri vs. Arkansas Odds Pick

Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Arkansas, ATS Winner – Arkansas, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Missouri ranks 113th in rebounds allowed per game (34.1) while Arkansas ranks 276th (38.6).
  • The Razorbacks allow the 28th-fewest three pointers per game (18.1) while the Tigers rank 58th (19.3).
  • Arkansas is 14th in the NCAA with 9.9 assists allowed per game while Missouri is 27th with 10.4 assists allowed per game.
  • The Razorbacks rank 23rd in steals per game (8.5) while the Tigers rank 89th (7.0).
  • Arkansas ranks 66th in blocks per game (3.8) while Missouri ranks 128th in blocks allowed per game (3.5).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Tigers have scored an average of 73.6 points per game (6.2 above their season average) and allowed an average of 74.0 points per game (8.7 above their season average).
  • The Razorbacks have been outscored by an average of 8.6 points in their last five games. On the season, Arkansas has defeated opponents by an average of 6.4 points.