Missouri (4-3) travels to take on Liberty (3-3) to help get the Thursday college basketball schedule underway. The Tigers snapped their two-game losing streak on Monday, beating Paul Quinn College, an NAIA team, 91-59. The Flames have won two straight games. In their last matchup, they defeated Maryland Eastern-Shore 73-61.
Tipoff is at 7 p.m ET at the Vines Center in Lynchburg, Va. The Flames are five-point favorites, while the over-under, or total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, is 127.5 in the latest Missouri vs. Liberty odds. Before locking in any Liberty vs. Missouri picks, check out the college basketball predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Missouri vs. Liberty. You can visit SportsLine now to see the picks. Here are the college basketball lines and trends for Liberty vs. Missouri:
Missouri vs. Liberty spread: Liberty -5Missouri vs. Liberty over-under: 127.5 pointsMissouri vs. Liberty money line: Liberty -220, Missouri +180MIZZ: Over is 7-1-2 in Tigers’ last 10 games as a road underdog.LIB: Over is 4-0-1 in Flames last five games as a home favorite
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Why Missouri can cover
The Tigers were in rhythm in the victory against Paul Quinn College as they looked to shake off back-to-back losses to Florida State and Wichita State. There were four players in double figures and they were led by junior forward Kobe Brown. He had a team-high 20 points and shot 8 of 15 from the field. Junior guard DaJuan Gordon scored a season-high 17 points while knocking down four 3-pointers.
Fellow junior guard Amari Davis finished with 14 points, three rebounds, and four assists. Missouri forced 19 turnovers and capitalized with 22 points off them. They also had their way down low, scoring 44 points in the paint.
Why Liberty can cover
Senior guard Darius McGhee is the leading scorer for Liberty with 18.3 points per game with 3.8 rebounds and 2.5 assists. McGhee has scored over 20 points in three of the six games played. His season-high came against Bethune-Cookman when he logged 27 points and shot 6 of 12 from 3-point range.
Senior guard Keegan McDowell is second on the team with 11.2 points per game along with 3.3 rebounds. McDowell has recorded double-digit scoring performances in five games thus far. The Ohio native has knocked down at least three 3-pointers over the past three games. Against Bethune-Cookman, McDowell finished with 17 points. He shot 6 of 10 from the field and 5 of 8 from beyond the arc.
How to make Liberty vs. Missouri picks
SportsLine’s model is leaning over on the total, projecting 135 combined points. It also says one side of the spread has all the value. You can get the pick only at SportsLine.
So who wins Missouri vs. Liberty? And which side of the spread has all the value? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread to jump on, all from the advanced model that has returned almost $2,100 on its college basketball picks the last five-plus years, and find out.