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How and what to watch for Arkansas vs. No. 10 Missouri

The No. 10-ranked Mizzou Tigers will try to complete the season sweep over the Arkansas Razorbacks on Saturday.

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Missouri Tigers forward Jeremiah Tilmon looks for an open lane as Mississippi Rebels forward Sammy Hunter defends during the first half at The Pavilion at Ole Miss. Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports

The Arkansas Razorbacks will be looking to pull the upset on the No. 10 Missouri Tigers when they play Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m. ET on ESPN2. The last time these two teams played each other in January, Missouri won 81-68.

Arkansas (13-3, 6-3) enters this conference battle off of an 81-80 win over the Kentucky Wildcats. With the victory, the Razorbacks have won two-straight and four out of their last five contests. Arkansas averages 82.7 points per game and only allows 69.9 points per game on the defensive end this season. The Tigers will have their attention on Razorbacks guard Moses Moody. The freshman standout is averaging 16.3 points and 5.7 rebounds per game.

Mizzou (13-4, 6-4) saw their three-game winning streak snapped on Wednesday by the Ole Miss Rebels. In that game the Tigers could not stop the Rebels on the glass, as they were out-rebounded 34-19. Missouri also only had one starter in double figures, which was Dru Smith who scored 17 points. Meanwhile the Rebels had three starters with 15 points or more.

Game Time/TV Channel/Streaming

You can watch Arkansas vs. Missouri on Saturday, February 11th at 4:00 p.m. ET on ESPN2, or you can stream it via the ESPN app with a cable or streaming service login. If you don’t have a cable login to access the ESPN app, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream it.

Point Spread, Totals, Odds, Trends

Point spread: Missouri -3.5
Point Total: 150.5
Money line: Arkansas +135, Missouri -162

  • The Razorbacks have played well recently against the spread, with a record of 4-1 in their last five games. Additionally, the point total has gone over in 10 out of Arkansas’ last 15 games this season.
  • Meanwhile, the Tigers have a record of 2-3 against the spread in their last five games. The point total has gone over in six of Missouri’s last seven games this season.

The Best Bet

The last time these two teams played in January, Mizzou came away with a 13-point victory over Arkansas. Since that win, the Tigers have a record of 6-3. On the other sideline the Razorbacks have gone 6-4, which includes them winning four out of their last five contests. I don’t think that we will see a double-digit blowout like we did last month, but the Tigers should be able to come away with win.

Pick: Missouri -3.5

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