SEC Basketball Preview/Prediction: Kentucky at Missouri

Missouri-Kentucky basketball game preview

Kentucky visits Missouri on Tuesday in a key SEC basketball matchup. Look inside for a preview of the game including key players, a statistical comparison, team schedules, team ratings, injury reports, game TV information and a final score prediction.

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Team Statistical Comparison

Kentucky scores an average of 67.5 points per game while allowing opposing teams to score an average of 68.3 points per contest. Missouri scores an average of 75.2 points per game while allowing opposing teams to score an average of 70.2 points per contest.

FG% 3PT% FT% ORB RBPG SPG BPG APG TOPG
Kentucky 41.5 29.0 71.7 189 41.5 6.6 6.1 11.3 15.0
Kentucky OPP 40.4 30.2 71.1 174 38.5 6.6 3.5 12.1 12.2
FG% 3PT% FT% ORB RBPG SPG BPG APG TOPG
Missouri 45.9 30.1 70.9 144 40.1 5.9 3.4 13.1 13.5
Missouri OPP 41.1 29.5 69.4 161 38.4 6.1 4.2 10.7 12.3

Key: ORB=Offensive rebounds; RBPG=Rebounds per game; SPG=Steals per game; BPG=Blocked shots per game; APG=Assists per game; TOPG=Turnovers per game.

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Statistical Leaders

SCORING

F.Name L.Name Team PPG FG% 3FG% FT%
Xavier Pinson MIZ 15.1 40.8 34.3 81.3
Jeremiah Tilmon MIZ 13.9 66.1 50.0
Dru Smith MIZ 13.0 45.6 38.0 84.8
Brandon Boston KEN 12.1 36.4 18.0 78.7
Mark Smith MIZ 10.4 38.5 32.4 83.0
Olivier Sarr KEN 10.3 47.4 28.6 74.1
Davion Mintz KEN 9.7 37.0 32.4 60.5

STEALS

F.Name L.Name Team STLs SPG
Dru Smith MIZ 25 1.8
Brandon Boston KEN 20 1.3
Davion Mintz KEN 16 1.1
Devin Askew KEN 15 1.0
Mark Smith MIZ 13 0.9
Jeremiah Tilmon MIZ 13 0.9

BLOCKS

F.Name L.Name Team BLKs BPG
Isaiah Jackson KEN 44 2.9
Jeremiah Tilmon MIZ 19 1.4
Olivier Sarr KEN 17 1.1
Mitchell Smith MIZ 8 0.6
Lance Ware KEN 8 0.6
Dru Smith MIZ 7 0.5
Parker Braun MIZ 4 0.4

REBOUNDS

F.Name L.Name Team DREBs REBs RPG
Jeremiah Tilmon MIZ 45 69 8.1
Isaiah Jackson KEN 36 67 6.9
Kobe Brown MIZ 27 60 6.2
Olivier Sarr KEN 29 59 5.9
Brandon Boston KEN 28 54 5.5
Mitchell Smith MIZ 13 51 4.6

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Kentucky vs. Missouri Basketball Series History

Kentucky leads 13-1.

College Basketball Ratings

Source Kentucky Missouri
NCAA NET 75 30
Sagarin 54 34
ESPN BPI 66 39
Ken Pomeroy 52 38
Massey Composite 76 18

Kentucky Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS
0 Jacob Toppin F 6′-9″ 194 SO
2 Devin Askew G 6′-3″ 198 FR
3 Brandon Boston Jr. G 6′-7″ 185 FR
5 Terrence Clarke G 6′-7″ 194 FR
10 Davion Mintz G 6′-3″ 196 SR
11 Dontaie Allen G 6′-6″ 198 FR
12 Keion Brooks Jr. F 6′-7″ 205 SO
13 Riley Welch G 6′-0″ 185 SR
14 Brennan Canada F 6′-6″ 198 SO
20 Zan Payne G 6′-4″ 215 SO
21 Cam’Ron Fletcher F 6′-6″ 215 FR
23 Isaiah Jackson F 6′-10″ 206 FR
25 Kareem Watkins G 5′-8″ 145 FR
30 Olivier Sarr F 7′-0″ 237 SR
55 Lance Ware F 6′-9″ 223 FR

Missouri Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS
0 Torrence Watson G 6′-5″ 205 JR
1 Xavier Pinson G 6′-2″ 170 JR
2 Drew Buggs G 6′-3″ 195 SR
4 Javon Pickett G 6′-5″ 220 JR
5 Mitchell Smith F 6′-10″ 221 SR
10 Evan Yerkes G 6′-3″ 187 JR
11 Ed Chang F 6′-8″ 215 JR
12 Dru Smith G 6′-3″ 203 SR
13 Mark Smith G 6′-5″ 220 SR
23 Jeremiah Tilmon F 6′-10″ 260 SR
24 Kobe Brown F 6′-7″ 240 SO
32 Jordan Wilmore F 7′-3″ 245 FR
42 Parker Braun F 6′-8″ 217 SO

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Kentucky Schedule/Results

Date Visitor Points Home Points
11/25/2020 Morehead State 45 Kentucky 81
11/29/2020 Richmond 76 Kentucky 64
12/1/2020 Kansas 65 Kentucky 62
12/6/2020 Kentucky 62 Georgia Tech 79
12/12/2020 Notre Dame 64 Kentucky 63
12/15/2020 Detroit Mercy PPD Kentucky PPD
12/19/2020 North Carolina 75 Kentucky 63
12/26/2020 Kentucky 59 Louisville 62
12/29/2020 South Carolina PPD Kentucky PPD
1/2/2021 Kentucky 78 Mississippi St 73
1/5/2021 Vanderbilt 74 Kentucky 77
1/9/2021 Kentucky 76 Florida 58
1/12/2021 Alabama 85 Kentucky 65
1/16/2021 Kentucky 59 Auburn 66
1/20/2021 Kentucky 62 Georgia 63
1/23/2021 LSU 69 Kentucky 82
1/26/2021 Kentucky 59 Alabama 70
1/30/2021 Texas CNL Kentucky CNL
2/2/2021 Kentucky Missouri
2/6/2021 Tennessee Kentucky
2/9/2021 Arkansas Kentucky
2/13/2021 Auburn Kentucky
2/17/2021 Kentucky Vanderbilt
2/20/2021 Kentucky Tennessee
2/23/2021 Texas A&M Kentucky
2/27/2021 Florida Kentucky
3/2/2021 Kentucky Ole Miss

Missouri Schedule/Results

Date Visitor Points Home Points
11/25/2020 Oral Roberts 64 Missouri 91
12/2/2020 Missouri 83 Oregon 75
12/6/2020 Missouri 72 Wichita State 62
12/9/2020 Liberty 60 Missouri 69
12/12/2020 Illinois 78 Missouri 81
12/22/2020 Bradley 53 Missouri 54
12/30/2020 Tennessee 73 Missouri 53
1/2/2021 Missouri 81 Arkansas 68
1/5/2021 Missouri 63 Mississippi St 78
1/9/2021 LSU PPD Missouri PPD
1/12/2021 Vanderbilt PPD Missouri PPD
1/16/2021 Missouri 68 Texas A&M 52
1/19/2021 South Carolina 70 Missouri 81
1/23/2021 Missouri 73 Tennessee 64
1/26/2021 Missouri 82 Auburn 88
1/30/2021 TCU 98 Missouri 102
2/2/2021 Kentucky Missouri
2/6/2021 Alabama Missouri
2/10/2021 Missouri Ole Miss
2/13/2021 Arkansas Missouri
2/16/2021 Missouri Georgia
2/20/2021 Missouri South Carolina
2/23/2021 Ole Miss Missouri
2/27/2021 Texas A&M Missouri
3/3/2021 Missouri Florida

Mizzou Arena
Mizzou Arena

Injuries and Suspensions

Kentucky

[G] 01/25/2021 – Terrence Clarke is OUT another week (Ankle)

Missouri

None reported.

Source: statfox.com

Kentucky-Missouri Prediction

Missouri 81, Kentucky 74


Tuesday‘s game tips off at 9:00 PM ET. TV: ESPN/ESPN2.

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