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Bucknell Bison take on Tigers in NCAA basketball test

Bucknell BisonMissouri Tigers
Jan 5, 4:00 PM | Mizzou Arena

Bucknell Bison vs Missouri Tigers Odds


Missouri will look to improve on its 10-2 record on Saturday when they host Bucknell in NCAA basketball odds action at Mizzou Arena.

The Tigers bring a 10-2 record (5-4 ATS) to this tilt against the 13-2 Bison, who are 1-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Missouri go 5-3 so far and the Bison go 1-0.

View Bucknell vs Missouri Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 21 (Tigers) and the No. 79 (Bison) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 83-78 result in favor of the Tigers has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Missouri's No. 22-ranked offense, averaging 79.5 PPG, against a Bison defense that ranks No. 40 at 58.7 PPG. The Tigers field goal percentage has averaged 45.1% so far, less than the Bison marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.1% per game.

Defensively, Bucknell features the nation's No. 19-rated defense on the road, allowing 59.1 points per game. Missouri, meanwhile, comes in at No. 62 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Bucknell was a 72-56 winner on the road against Cornell. Bucknell earned a 72-56 victory over Cornell on Wednesday, getting 16 points from Cameron Ayers at Newman Arena.

In their last action, Missouri was a 97-94 loser on the road against UCLA. They covered the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. Phil Pressey scored 19 points in a futile effort to lead the Tigers to a win (they lost 97-94 to UCLA at Pauley Pavilion on Friday).

Missouri Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Alabama are 2-0
After playing UCLA are 0-1
After a loss are 6-4

A few Bison at Tigers trends to consider:
Missouri is 22-3 SU in its last 25 games at home
Missouri is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
Bucknell home to Army, Saturday, January 12
Missouri home to Alabama, Tuesday, January 8