The Arkansas Razorbacks and Missouri Tigers have struggled thus far in Southeastern Conference play. Arkansas has a 1-4 record and the Tigers at 2-3. Despite the Tigers have a better record, the Razorbacks’ lone win came a few weeks back against Missouri.
Can Arkansas take a 2-0 lead in the season series, or will Missouri pull even at 3-3 in conference play?
Let’s check the latest college basketball odds, stats, injury reports and college basketball lines for Arkansas vs Missouri. We’ve plenty of NCAA basketball odds for you to consider.
Arkansas Ranked Despite SEC Record
Arkansas enters Wednesday’s matchup as the No. 25 team in the nation, but the Razorbacks won’t stick in that spot for long. With three straight losses and a 1-4 record in their previous five games, we should look at their ranking in the SEC for a better idea of this team’s capabilities. In 10th place, they have the second-worst winning percentage in the division at .200.
Arkansas also needs to work on covering games as their season continues to fall apart. The Razorbacks are on an 0-5 ATS losing streak, which coincides with the start of conference play. Ergo, Arkansas has yet to cover against a conference opponent. They were eight-point favorites against Missouri in their previous game and won by six.
The Razorbacks have a solid mix of offense and defense, but they’ve been unable to consistently put that talent to good work.
One area in which Arkansas is consistent is playing games that fall under the NCAAB betting total. The over/under is 1-5-1 in their previous six games and 5-11-1 on the season.
Missouri Seeking Revenge
A college basketball team rarely gets a chance at revenge so quickly following a loss. But the Tigers have had to wait less than two weeks to meet with the Razorbacks again.
This time the game will be at the Mizzou Arena, where the Tigers are 10-1 straight up but just 5-6 against the spread. The Tigers are on a three-game ATS losing streak but did cover in their recent loss to Arkansas.
Missouri sees many more results over the total than Arkansas, but the under is 3-1 in the last two weeks.
The only player whose status for Wednesday is still up in the air is Tigers guard Isiaih Mosley, who is questionable due to a personal issue. It is unclear if he plays, but the Tigers could use his 7.9 PPG average.
Arkansas vs Missouri Game Injuries
Arkansas vs Missouri Head-to-Head
This is the second time these rivals play in the new year, with Arkansas winning on Jan. 4 with a final of 74-68. It was the fifth game in a row that the Razorbacks won between the two, dating back to 2021. Missouri did cover as +8.0 underdogs. The under is on a four-game winning streak.
Arkansas vs Missouri Game Information
- Game: No. 25 Arkansas (15-5, 1-4 SEC) vs Missouri (13-3, 2-3)
- Location: Mizzou Arena, Columbia, MO
- Day/Time: Wednesday, Jan. 18, 9:00 p.m. ET
- Arkansas vs Missouri Live stream: TBS.com
Arkansas vs Missouri Betting Lines
Arkansas vs Missouri Picks and Prediction
I don’t feel great about picking a side here, but the total offers us a great third option. The trends for both teams suggest a low-scoring game, which would be the fifth game in a row these teams played to an under result. Their game on the fourth fell under by 12 points, and we think a similar outcome is on the horizon.
Arkansas is listed at +110 in our Vegas NCAAB lines. If you wager $100 on Arkansas, you can win $110. Missouri is -130, offering a chance to win $77 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Arkansas a 47.62% chance to win, with Missouri at 56.52%.