Peterson: Best bet for Missouri vs. Liberty

By Greg Peterson  ( 

December 1, 2021 07:29 PM

Over the past five seasons, Liberty has been one of the 12 slowest teams in tempo and will look to shut down Missouri on Thursday.

Missouri Tigers vs. Liberty Flames (-4.5, 128)

(stats as of Wednesday morning)

The Tigers come in after losing at home to Wichita State and are shooting 27.6 percent from 3-point range, which is 314th in games involving Division I competition.

Liberty has also been uncharacteristically bad from the field, ranking 262nd in 3-point shooting percentage after finishing ninth in this category last season.

Both Missouri and Liberty are ranked between 265th and 275th in taking care of the ball, with Liberty committing a turnover on 21.2 percent of their possessions and Missouri 20.8 percent of their possessions.

With Missouri held to 58 or fewer points in three of the last four games against Division I competition, the Tigers figure to be in for another low-scoring showdown on Thursday.

Pick: Under 128

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