Wofford Terriers vs Missouri Tigers 11/18/2019 Predictions, Picks and Preview
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Wofford Terriers vs Missouri Tigers 11/18/2019 – After enduring back-to-back losses that canceled out the momentum of their strong start, the Wofford Terriers are eager to return to the winner’s column. They need to claim a road win against the Missouri Tigers to improve their 2-2 standing. The Tigers have looked solid in all of their games this season so far, even in their last match where they fell short (in an overtime loss against the Xavier Musketeers) and this is likely why basketball spread betting odds favor them. They will meet on Monday, November 18 at Mizzou Arena, Columbia, Missouri by 8:00 pm ET.
Wofford Terriers vs Missouri Tigers 11/18/2019
The Terriers are in an interesting run this season; they opened with blowout victories (86-63 and 89-61), bowed in a tightly-fought 79-80 defeat, and then got blown out themselves (61-80). What’s good with the Wofford Terriers is the output that their key players are capable of. Storm Murphy and Nathan Hoover. Storm Murphy once exploded for 26 points and even in the game where he struggled and only made 8, he committed just one turn over. Nathan Hoover consistently contributed double digits with his weakest output at 12 and best at 18. If games will solely depend on point production, the Terriers would be a force to be reckoned with.
Players to Watch: S. Murphy (17.8 PPG, 2.3 RPG, 3 APG, 0.5 SPG), N. Hoover (15.8 PPG, 4.5 RPG, 1.5 APG, 0.5 SPG), C. Goodwin (10 PPG, 4.5 RPG. 1.5 APG, 2 BPG, 0.8 SPG)
The Tigers are displaying a more balanced team basketball as shown in the numbers gathered by their starters. While their best scorer, Dru Smith, hits just an average of 13.0 ppg, all five starters can grab at least 4.3 boards each outing. The second-chance points from the rebounds help their team a lot. In their loss against Xavier, only Jeremiah Tilmon had a decent field goal conversation (made 4 of 5 shots), but the 44 total rebounds they had kept them afloat to reach overtime and enabled D. Smith to still make 22 points despite a dismal 6 of 16 shooting.
Players to Watch: D. Smith (13 PPG, 5 RPG, 4 APG, 2 SPG, 0.7 BLK), J. Tilmon (12.3 PPG, 5.3 RPG, 3 BPG, 0.3 APG, 0.3 SPG), X. Pinson (10 PPG, 2.3 RPG, 4.3 APG, 1 SPG).
Wofford Terriers vs Missouri Tigers Betting Predictions
Terriers are 13-4 ATS in their past 17 games.
Missouri is 5-1 ATS in their past 6 home games.
Wofford Terriers vs Missouri Tigers Betting Picks
Sportsbook weighs that the Tigers have the edge head-to-head, especially because the second-chance points and change of possessions brought by consistent rebounding can dictate a game’s outcome. If the Terriers can get their key players to find momentum and shoot at a high percentage, there won’t be much of a need to rely on boards.
Moneyline: While both teams are equally eager to break their season struggle, the Terriers are deemed as underdogs at +600 and the Tigers as the favorite at -900.
ATS: The matchup are esteemed with a 12 spread where Wofford has +12 and Missouri has -12.
TOTALS: Both teams are predicted to reach a total of 135 with Wofford able to cover and the match going Over.
Score Prediction: 75-71 Missouri.