Missouri vs Arkansas Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Wednesday, January 18, 2023

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The Arkansas Razorbacks (12-5, 1-4 SEC) hope to halt a three-game road losing skid at the Missouri Tigers (13-4, 2-3 SEC) on Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at 9:00 PM ET.

The Tigers play the Razorbacks in a game that Missouri is currently a slight favorite by 2 points. A 152-point total is set for the game.

Missouri vs. Arkansas Odds

Point Spread for Missouri vs. Arkansas

The spread for this matchup is set at 2 points, with oddsmakers listing Missouri as the favorite.

Missouri vs. Arkansas Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Missouri has -135 odds to pick up the win, while Arkansas is listed at +112 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 152 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Wednesday, January 18, 2023
  • Game Time: 9:00 PM ET
  • Location: Columbia, Missouri
  • Arena: Mizzou Arena

Missouri vs. Arkansas Betting Trends

Missouri is 9-7-0 against the spread this season. The Tigers have been named as the favorite seven times this year and have yet to lose any of those games. Missouri’s games this year have eclipsed the over/under nine times in 17 opportunities (52.9%).

Arkansas is 7-9-1 against the spread this year. The Razorbacks have been listed as the moneyline underdog just two other times so far this season, and they split the games. Arkansas’ games this year have eclipsed the over/under five times in 17 opportunities (29.4%).

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Missouri vs. Arkansas Key Players to Watch

Missouri

D’Moi Hodge averages 14.9 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game. Defensively, he puts up 2.6 steals (eighth in the nation) and 0.4 blocked shots. Kobe Brown leads the Tigers with 15.6 points per game and 5.6 rebounds, while also posting 2.4 assists. Noah Carter is posting 10.7 points, 1.6 assists and 4.7 rebounds per game. Nick Honor posts a team-best 3.3 assists per game. He is also putting up 9.2 points and 1.8 rebounds, shooting 45.3% from the floor and 40.8% from downtown with 1.7 made 3-pointers per contest.

Arkansas

Ricky Council IV is the Razorbacks’ top scorer (18.3 points per game) and assist man (2.3), and posts 3.1 rebounds. Anthony Black is the Razorbacks’ top assist man (3.6 per game), and he posts 12.4 points and 5.1 rebounds. Makhi Mitchell is putting up a team-best 5.8 rebounds per contest. And he is producing 7.8 points and 1.1 assists, making 64.4% of his shots from the field. The Razorbacks get 8.9 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game from Davonte Davis.

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What you need to know about the Missouri Tigers

The Tigers have been carried by their offense, as they rank ninth-best in the nation by averaging 84.4 points per game. They rank 325th in college basketball in points allowed (75.4 per contest). Missouri is pulling down 28.7 boards per game (329th-ranked in college basketball). It is giving up 33.4 rebounds per contest (303rd-ranked).

At home, the Tigers are scoring 19.0 more points per game (90.0) than they are in away games (71.0). With 9.2 three-pointers per game, Missouri is 27th in the country. It has a 35.1% shooting percentage from beyond the arc, which ranks 122nd in college basketball. The Tigers have struggled to defend threes, ranking 18th-worst in college basketball with 9.1 treys allowed per game. They rank 304th by allowing a 36.1% three-point percentage to opposing teams this season.

The Tigers have a 5-5 record against the spread while going 6-4 overall over their past 10 contests. Six of Missouri’s past 10 contests have gone over the total. Missouri has seen a downturn in scoring lately, racking up 78.2 points per game in its last 10 contests, 6.2 points fewer than the 84.4 it has scored this season. Missouri’s defense has been more porous lately, as the team has allowed 79.1 points per game over its last 10 compared to the 75.4 points per game its opponents are averaging on the season.

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What you need to know about the Arkansas Razorbacks

In 2022-23, the Razorbacks are 82nd in the nation offensively (76.2 points scored per game) and 91st on defense (66.1 points conceded). In 2022-23, Arkansas is 136th in the nation in rebounds (33.2 per game) and 45th in rebounds conceded (28.3).

In 2022-23 Arkansas is sixth-worst in the nation in 3-point makes (4.7 per game) and 15th-worst in 3-point percentage (29.1%). Defensively, the Razorbacks are 34th in the country in 3-pointers conceded per game at 5.8. They are 96th in 3-point percentage allowed at 31.6%.

The Razorbacks are 4-6 against the spread and 6-4 overall over their past 10 games. Three of Arkansas’ past 10 contests have hit the over. In its last 10 games, Arkansas is averaging 75.6 points per game, compared to its season average of 76.2. While the Razorbacks are surrendering 66.1 points per game in 2022-23, they have been worse in their past 10 games, allowing 68.3 points per contest.

Missouri vs. Arkansas Prediction & Pick

Our pick to win this game is Arkansas, and we expect that Arkansas will cover the spread (Missouri -2). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 152 points.

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How to bet Missouri vs. Arkansas

You can bet on Missouri vs. Arkansas 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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