Tennessee State Tigers vs Missouri Tigers Odds
Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Mizzou Arena Saturday as host Missouri looks to handle the Tennessee State Tigers in NCAA hoops action.
Supporters of the Tigers have watched them go 4-5 and 4-3 ATS on the year, while the Tigers are at 7-1 and 2-4 ATS. In totals betting, the Tigers are 3-2, while the Tigers have a 1-0 mark.
Sportsbooks (including ) had the Tigers installed as 15.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 68-rated Tennessee State taking on the No. 69-rated Tigers in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 81-71 win for the Tigers on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Missouri has the nation's No. 55-rated offensive output, at 76 PPG. The visiting Tigers defense ranks No. 228 allowing on average 68.8 PPG. The Tigers FG% has averaged 44% so far, more than the Tigers marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.2% per game.
Defensively, Tennessee State features the nation's No. 175-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.8 points per game. Missouri, meanwhile, comes in at No. 107 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Tennessee State, they were a 76-66 winner as they battled Drexel at home. They covered in the match as a 2-point favorite. The Tigers grabbed a 76-66 win over the Dragons on Tuesday, behind a 20-point effort from Kellen Thornton at Gentry Complex.
Missouri won its last outing, an 81-65 result against SE Missouri State on December 4. They failed to cover in that game as a 17.5-point favorite. Laurence Bowers scored 26 points for Missouri on Tuesday, leading the Tigers to an 81-65 win over SE Missouri State at Mizzou Arena.
Tennessee State Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Lemoyne-Owen are 2-0
After a win are 7-3
Missouri Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
After playing SE Missouri State are 4-0
After a win are 8-2
A few Tigers at Tigers trends to consider:
Tennessee State is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Missouri is 22-3 SU in its last 25 games at home
Missouri is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Tennessee State home to Lemoyne-Owen, Sunday, December 16
Missouri home to South Carolina State, Monday, December 17