Arkansas vs Missouri Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Wednesday, January 4, 2023

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The Missouri Tigers (12-1, 1-0 SEC) will look to continue a three-game winning streak when visiting the Arkansas Razorbacks (11-2, 0-1 SEC) on Wednesday, January 4, 2023 at Bud Walton Arena. This contest is at 8:30 PM ET.

Wednesday’s matchup between the Razorbacks and the Tigers features the Razorbacks as healthy 7.5-point favorites. The matchup has a point total of 154.5.

Arkansas vs. Missouri Odds

Point Spread for Arkansas vs. Missouri

The spread for this matchup is set at 7.5 points, with oddsmakers listing Arkansas as the favorite.

Arkansas vs. Missouri Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Arkansas has -345 odds to pick up the win, while Missouri is listed at +269 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 154.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Wednesday, January 4, 2023
  • Game Time: 8:30 PM ET
  • Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • Arena: Bud Walton Arena

Arkansas vs. Missouri Betting Trends

Arkansas has played 13 games, with seven wins against the spread. The Razorbacks have been chosen as favorites in 12 games this year and have walked away with the win 10 times (83.3%) in those games. Arkansas has gone over the point total in 33.3% of its opportunities this year (four times in 12 games with a set point total).

Missouri has played 12 games, with eight wins, against the spread. The Tigers have won 75% of the games this season they were the moneyline underdog (3-1). Missouri’s games this year have hit the over on eight of 12 set point totals (66.7%).

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Arkansas vs. Missouri Key Players to Watch

Arkansas

Ricky Council IV paces his squad in both points (17.9) and assists (2.5) per game, and also puts up 3 rebounds. At the other end, he delivers 1.8 steals and 0.2 blocked shots. Anthony Black puts up a team-high 3.7 assists per game. He is also averaging 12.2 points and 5.2 rebounds, shooting 50.5% from the field and 36.1% from beyond the arc with 1 made 3-pointers per contest. Makhi Mitchell puts up 7.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game. At the other end, he delivers 1.4 steals and 1.5 blocked shots. Davonte Davis is putting up 8.2 points, 2.4 assists and 3.7 rebounds per game.

Missouri

D’Moi Hodge is the Tigers’ top scorer (16.5 points per game), and he contributes 2.2 assists and 3.9 rebounds. Kobe Brown paces the Tigers in rebounding (5.7 per game), and puts up 15.6 points and 2.7 assists. He also posts 1.3 steals and 0.6 blocked shots. Nick Honor paces the Tigers in assists (3.4 per game), and posts 10 points and 2 rebounds. He also delivers 2.2 steals and 0 blocked shots. The Tigers receive 10.6 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game from Noah Carter.

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What you need to know about the Arkansas Razorbacks

Arkansas and its opponents combined to go over the point total 12 out of 20 times last season in conference play. With 77.7 points per game on offense, the Razorbacks rank 73rd in the country. At the other end, they surrender 61.8 points per contest, which ranks 38th in college basketball. So far this year, Arkansas is grabbing 32.9 rebounds per game (162nd-ranked in college basketball) and giving up 28.1 rebounds per contest (39th-ranked).

While Arkansas ranks in the bottom 25 in the nation in three-pointers per game with 4.8 (10th-worst), it ranks 325th in college basketball with a 30% three-point percentage. In terms of defending three-pointers, it’s been a dominant stretch for the Razorbacks, who are ceding 5.1 treys per game (13th-best in college basketball) and a 28.4% shooting percentage from three-point land (23rd-best).

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What you need to know about the Missouri Tigers

Missouri and its opponents combined to go over the point total 10 out of 20 times last year in conference play. Offensively, the Tigers are the third-best squad in the nation (88.8 points per game). On defense, they are 319th (74.7 points allowed per game). Missouri collects 30.1 rebounds per game and give up 32 boards, ranking 290th and 232nd, respectively, in the nation.

In 2022-23 Missouri is 12th-best in the nation in 3-point makes (10 per game), and it ranks No. 62 in 3-point percentage (37.1%). In 2022-23, the Tigers are 17th-worst in the country in 3-pointers allowed (9.2 per game) and 305th in defensive 3-point percentage (36%).

Arkansas vs. Missouri Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this game is Arkansas, and we predict that Missouri will cover the spread (Arkansas -7.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 154.5 points.

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How to bet Arkansas vs. Missouri

You can bet on Arkansas vs. Missouri at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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