Missouri vs. West Virginia Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, West Virginia is favored in this game, as the Mountaineers are getting odds of -7 points against Missouri. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 149 points. Tonight’s game takes place from the HP Field Houston in Orlando, Florida and will air live on ESPN2.
Missouri is off to a 5-1 start this season, with the lone loss coming against Utah, 77-59. The Tigers are 4-1 against the spread, covering in the first two games of this tournament. The Tigers are scoring 83.4 points per game this season while allowing 66.2 per contest. The Tigers are being led by Kassius Robertson, who is putting up 13.7 points and 2.8 assists per game. Kevin Puryear is adding 12.7 points and 5.5 rebounds per contest.
West Virginia is coming off an 83-45 win over Central Florida on Friday. The Mountaineers are now 5-1 on the season and 2-2 against the spread. WVU is putting up 88.7 points per game while allowing 64.2 per contest. Jevon Carter is leading the team with 16.3 points, 4.2 rebounds, 5.8 assists and 4.5 steals per game. Sagaba Konate is adding 12 points and 7.4 rebounds per contest.
These two have split their two meetings with each other, each covering the spread in their win. West Virginia is 5-16 against the spread in its last 21 against SEC opponents and only 2-6-1 ATS in its last nine at a neutral site. Missouri is 7-2 against the spread in its last 9 games against Big 12 opponents and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 following a win. The public betting is heavily backing West Virginia in this game, but I think Missouri finds a way to cover.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: MISSOURI +7