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Missouri vs. Liberty prediction: Points will be hard to come by

Missouri vs. Liberty prediction: Points will be hard to come by

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

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 also has been uncharacteristic, ranking 262nd in 3-point shooting percentage after ranking 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 being held to 58 points or fewer in three of their last four games against D-I competition, they figure to be in for another low-scoring showdown on Thursday.

The play: Missouri vs Liberty Total, Under 129 points.