Arkansas vs. Missouri: How to watch and listen, betting line, team comparisons

By: Bob Holt
Published: Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Arkansas fans watch as starting lineups are announced during prior to a game against Missouri on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, in Fayetteville.
Photo by Andy Shupe
Arkansas fans watch as starting lineups are announced during prior to a game against Missouri on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, in Fayetteville.

WHEN 8 p.m., Wednesday

WHERE Bud Walton Arena (19,368), Fayetteville

RECORDS Arkansas 10-7, 1-4 SEC; Missouri 10-6, 1-3 SEC

SERIES Arkansas leads 26-23

LAST MEETING Missouri defeated Arkansas 77-67 on March 3, 2018, in Columbia, Mo.

COACHES Arkansas: Mike Anderson - 161-93 in eighth season at Arkansas and 361-191 in 17th season; Missouri: Cuonzo Martin - 30-19 in second season at Missouri and 216-140 in 11th season overall.

TELEVISION The game will be televised by SEC Network and streamed on ESPN3.com and the WatchESPN app (carrier login required).

ANNOUNCERS Mike Morgan (play-by-play) and Barry Booker (analyst)

RADIO Razorback Sports Network can be accessed through local FM and AM affiliates, on the TuneIn app, XM Ch. 190 and ArkansasRazorbacks.com. Not all affiliates will carry the game. The Missouri broadcast will be carried on XM Ch. 384.

BETTING LINE Arkansas is a 5-point favorite.

NOTABLE Arkansas is 6-2 in its last eight games against Missouri, including 4-0 in Walton Arena … The Tigers last beat the Razorbacks in Fayetteville 75-71 on Jan. 28, 2014 … Razorbacks Coach Mike Anderson is 7-5 against Missouri, where he was the coach for five seasons before taking the Arkansas job for the 2010-11 season … Arkansas sophomore guard Jalen Harris is averaging 6.5 assists to rank second in the SEC behind Auburn’s Jared Harper, who is averaging 6.6 … Missouri sophomore guard Mark Smith is shooting 46.7 percent (42 of 90) to lead the SEC. Arkansas freshman guard Isaiah Joe is second at 43.6 percent (61 of 140) … Arkansas sophomore forward Daniel Gafford is leading the SEC in shooting at 64.7 percent, ranks sixth in scoring average (16.5), second in rebounding (9.4) and fifth in blocked shots (2.1) … In SEC games only, Arkansas is averaging 82.4 points in scoring defense to rank last among the conference’s 14 teams … Arkansas is 7-4 at home this season, including 0-2 in SEC play with losses to Florida and LSU … Arkansas and Missouri got their only SEC victories at Texas A&M. The Razorbacks beat the Aggies 73-71 on Jan. 5 in Reed Arena and the Tigers won at Texas A&M 66-43 last Saturday. … Missouri is 1-2 on the road with losses at Iowa State and South Carolina.

MISSOURI PROBABLE STARTING LINEUP

POS., NAME, HT., YR.; PPG; RPG

G Jordan Geist, 6-2;Sr.;13.7;4.1

G Mark Smith, 6-4;So.;12.0;5.4

G Javon Pickett, 6-4;Fr.;8.3;2.9

F Kevin Puryear, 6-7;Sr.;8.7;5.2

C Jeremiah Tilmon, 6-10;So.;9.9;5.9

ARKANSAS PROBABLE STARTING LINEUP

POS., NAME, HT., YR.;PPG;RPG

G Jalen Harris, 6-2;So.;8.3;2.8

G Isaiah Joe, 6-5,;Fr.;14.5;2.8

G Mason Jones, 6-5;So.;14.4;4.9

F Daniel Gafford, 6-11;So.;16.5;9.4

F Adrio Bailey, 6-6;Jr.;6.5;3.6

TEAM COMPARISON

Missouri – Arkansas

68.3 Points for 79.3

65.2 Points against 73.8

+2.4 Rebound margin -1.5

-0.9 Turnover margin +2.1

43.6 FG pct. 44.8

39.2 3-PT pct. 33.2

68.0 FT pct. 64.6

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