Tennessee vs. Missouri Pick
Can No. 21 Tennessee avoid losing on the road when the Volunteers face Missouri tonight at 9PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Missouri is the slim favorite at home, as the Tigers are getting odds of -1.5 points against Tennessee. The over/under total for the game is listed at 140.5 points. Tonight’s game is taking place from Mizzou Arena in Columbia, Missouri and will air live on the SEC Network.
Tennessee has won three straight coming into tonight’s game to get to 3-2 in the SEC. The Vols are 12-4 overall and 9-5 against the spread. Tennessee has covered in five of its last six games. The Vols are putting up 79.6 points per game this season while allowing 70.2 per contest. Grant Williams is leading Tennessee with 16.7 points and 6.7 rebounds per game while Admiral Schofield is adding 13.4 points and 6 rebounds per game.
Missouri has alternated wins and losses over its last six games. The Tigers are coming off a 65-63 loss at Arkansas this weekend. Missouri is now 12-5 overall, 2-2 in the SEC and 9-7 against the spread. The Tigers are 3-1 ATS in their last four games. Missouri averages 77.8 points per game on offense this year while allowing 66.8 per contest. Kassius Robertson has been leading Missouri with 16 points per game while Jordan Barnett is adding 15.2 points and 6.4 rebounds per contest.
Tennessee has won and covered in three of its last four meetings with Missouri coming into tonight’s contest. Missouri has been somewhat inconsistent this year, failing to cover in four of its last six at home. The Vols are on a nice run, winning and covering in their last three. That includes a road win at Vanderbilt. Tennessee also covered at Arkansas and Wake Forest in recent weeks. I think the Vols continue to play competitive only the road and possibly get the outright win. The public betting is split on this game, but I like Tennessee to cover.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: TENNESSEE +1.5