Looking to win big? The Bears and Tigers face off at 3:00 ET on SECN. The Tigers are hosting the game at Mizzou Arena in Columbia, MO. The odds for this non-conference game currently have the Tigers as the betting favorite with the over/under line sitting at 152.5 points.
CENTRAL ARKANSAS BEARS VS MISSOURI TIGERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Central Arkansas Bears +23
This game will be played at Mizzou Arena at 3:00 ET on Saturday, December 30th.
WHY BET THE CENTRAL ARKANSAS BEARS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Tigers.
- Even though we have Missouri winning straight-up, we like Central Arkansas at +23.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 152.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.
Does Central Arkansas Stand a Chance on the Road?
After playing 14 games, Central Arkansas has a record of 3-11. In road games, the Bears are 1-7, and at home they are 1-4. Central Arkansas enters the game with a solid ATS record of 7-5-1, which is above .500. When playing away from home, the Bears have a 5-3 mark vs. the spread, while they are 2-2-1 ATS in home games.
Looking at their over/under performance through 14 games, Central Arkansas has an over/under record of 5-7-1, with their games averaging 147.8 points per game on average. The Bears have seen their last five games conclude with a collective average of 147 points per game and an over/under record of 2-2-1.
In their previous game, the Bears’ offense finished with 72 points, which is right in line with their current average of 69.4 points per contest. Leading Central Arkansas in scoring vs. Oklahoma was Johannes Kirsipuu with his 16 points. Ubongabasi Etim also added 13 points for the Bears.
Currently, the Bears’ defense holds the 231st rank in the nation, allowing 76.5 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 8.8 threes per game vs. Missouri. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 41.8%.
Can Missouri Pull Out the Win as Home Favorites?
The Central Arkansas Bears come into their game against Central Arkansas with a 7-5 record. In away games, the Bears are 2-1, while they are 5-4 at home. As of now, Missouri has a 4-8 ATS record heading into today’s game. Within that record, the team is 3-0 vs. the spread on the road and 1-8 at home.
Missouri comes in with an over/under record of 5-7-0 through 12 games, with their games averaging a combined 147.6 points per game so far. Over the course of the last five games, the Tigers’ games have averaged 154 points per game, along with an over/under record of 3-2.
The Missouri offense is coming off a game in which they scored 73 points vs. Illinois. Overall their field goal percentage was 39.2% while connecting on 6 threes. Currently leading the team in scoring is Sean East who comes into today’s matchup averaging 17.2. Nick Honor also heads into the game with a PPG average of 11.8.
In terms of defense, Missouri is currently on par with the NCAA average for points allowed, giving up an average of 72.3 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Missouri’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 43.0% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 31.5% this season.