Free College Basketball Picks Today: Arkansas Razorbacks vs Missouri Tigers 1/4/23

Free College Basketball Picks Today: Arkansas Razorbacks vs Missouri Tigers 1/4/23
Wed 4th January 2023

The No. 13 Arkansas Razorbacks (11-2, 0-1 SEC) and their tremendous defense host the No. 20 Missouri Tigers (12-1, 1-0 SEC) and their great offense on Wednesday. Missouri beat the Kentucky Wildcats 89-75 at Mizzou Arena on Wednesday, their third consecutive win.

Kobe Brown was a top performer with 30 points. Arkansas lost a close one on Wednesday at Pete Maravich Assembly Center, falling to the LSU Tigers 60-57. Davonte Davis had 16 points to lead the team in scoring in the losing effort. With 8 points, 12 rebounds, and three blocks, Makhi Mitchell also played a part.

This is the only meeting of the season between the teams. Arkansas won both matchups between the teams last season, the last of which was a 76-57 triumph at Mizzou Arena in February 2022, their fourth straight head-to-head victory. Stanley Umude led the Razorbacks with 23 points. Javon Pickett had 13 points in defeat.

The Tigers have been led this season by D’Moi Hodge and Brown, who are averaging 16.5 and 15.6 points per game, respectively. Brown also has grabbed 5.7 rebounds per game. Meanwhile, Nick Honor is dishing 3.6 assists per game. Ricky Council IV (17.9 ppg) has supplied much of the Razorbacks’ offense.

Mitchell is posting 5.5 rebounds per game, and Anthony Black is tallying 3.7 assists.The Tigers rank first in the country in offensive efficiency, while the Razorbacks are eighth in defensive efficiency. The Tigers are only 2-8 in their last 10 visits to Bud Walton Arena.

Missouri is 9-1 in the last 10 games with an average margin of +14.1 (88.3-74.2). Arkansas has an 8-2 record over the last 10, scoring 78.9 points per game on average while holding opponents to 64.1 (+14.8 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Isiaih Mosley: 1.4 | 8.0 | -6.6
Points per game:
Kobe Brown: 19.8 | 15.6 | +4.2
Noah Carter: 7.4 | 10.6 | -3.2


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Nick Smith Jr.: 11.8 | 6.3 | +5.5
Trevon Brazile: 0.4 | 13.0 | -12.6
Points per game:
Trevon Brazile: 0.0 | 8.2 | -8.2
Rebounds per game:
Makhi Mitchell: 7.2 | 5.5 | +1.7
Trevon Brazile: 0.4 | 4.2 | -3.8

SportsTips’ College Basketball Pick:

Arkansas -7.5 (-110)

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