Oklahoma vs Missouri March Madness Odds — First Round 2021

Posted By Staff on March 15, 2021 - Last Updated on March 17, 2021

The No. 8 seed Oklahoma Sooners (15-10) and the No. 9 seed Missouri Tigers (16-9) will meet on Saturday at 7:25 PM ET in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament. Oklahoma is a  favorite in the contest, which airs on TNT. Here’s everything you need to know ahead of this 8-9 matchup in the West Region bracket.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of March 15, 2021, 4:10 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

Oklahoma Betting Information

  • With a mark of 12-13, the Sooners have a losing record against the spread this season.
  • The Sooners are 4-11 against the spread this season when they are at least a 2-point favorite.
  • Oklahoma and its opponents have gone over the set total in only 11 of 25 games this season (44%).
  • The Sooners lost to Kansas 69-62 and failed to cover the spread as 2.5-point underdogs, while going under the 135.5 point total in their last outing on Thursday. Brady Manek scored a team-high 19 points in the loss.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

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Oklahoma Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Austin Reaves 23 17.7 5.7 4.7 0.9 0.3 1.3
De’Vion Harmon 25 12.9 3.4 2.0 1.1 0.0 1.3
Brady Manek 23 10.8 5.1 0.9 0.5 0.8 1.8
Umoja Gibson 25 9.6 3.2 1.2 1.3 0.1 2.2
Elijah Harkless 21 7.8 5.0 2.4 2.0 0.3 0.7

Missouri Betting Information

  • The Tigers have generally come up short ATS this season, with a 12-13 record.
  • As at least a 2-point underdog, the Tigers frequently come up short with only a 7-8 record against the spread.
  • 14 of the Tigers 25 games (56%) this season have gone over the over/under.
  • The Tigers fell 70-64 to Arkansas in their last game on Friday. Xavier Pinson racked up a team-high 14 points in the loss. They didn’t cover the spread as 5-point underdogs, and the teams combined to fall short of the 149 point total.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Missouri Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Dru Smith 25 14.1 3.5 3.9 2.0 0.3 1.6
Xavier Pinson 25 14.1 2.8 2.8 1.1 0.0 1.7
Jeremiah Tilmon 23 12.3 7.0 0.9 0.8 1.4 0.0
Mark Smith 25 9.6 3.2 1.0 1.0 0.2 1.5
Kobe Brown 25 8.0 6.3 0.8 0.6 0.4 0.6

Total Facts

  • Oklahoma’s games this year have gone over the point total for Saturday’s matchup (141 points) in 13 out of 25 opportunities (52% of matchups).
  • In 15 out of Missouri’s 25 games this season (60%), the competing teams combined for more points than the total in Saturday’s matchup.
  • Together, the two teams combine for 148.4 points per game, 7.4 points more than the total of 141 for this contest.
  • This matchup’s over/under is 0.1 fewer points than the 141.1 these two teams combine to give up per game in 2020-21.
  • This season, the average total for Sooners games is 144 points, three more than the over/under of 141 points for this contest.
  • The over/under for this contest is 4.6 points fewer than the average over/under in Tigers games this season (145.6 points).

Head to Head

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
11/26/2019 Oklahoma Neutral Court -1.5 131.5 -126 +103 Regular Season 77-66 OKLA

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