The Tigers are one of three unbeaten teams left in the Big 12 standings and should remain undefeated with an easy win over Northwestern State on Friday. Missouri has been one of the most impressive teams through the early stages of the college basketball season.

A dominant 6-0 start has helped the Tigers reach #13 in the AP poll and provided NCAA basketball bettors with some joy. They've won all six of those games by double-digits and their average margin of victory thus far is 24.9 points. 

Ricardo RatliffeLast weekend Missouri beat up on Binghamton at home, winning 88-59. Kim English was on fire, hitting seven 3-pointers en-route to a game-high 29 points. 

Ricardo Ratliffe added 18 points and five boards in the convincing victory, while Marcus Denmon (13 points, 4 boards, 3 steals) and Phil Pressey (11 assists, 5 rebounds, 3 steals) also had productive games. 

Demons no match for Missouri 

Here on Friday, the Tigers will be clamoring for another smooth ride at home against Northwestern State. 

NCAA basketball odds for the game had not been released, but we all know that Missouri will be favored by a huge margin. 

The Demons are currently 4-3 SU on the season after beating Arkansas Little Rock by 15 on Tuesday. The spark came from James Hulbin, who scored 20 points off the bench to help his team snap a three-game losing streak. 

Hulbin (9.6 PPG) has been contributing for the Demons, as has Shamir Davis who leads the team in scoring at a 12.3 PPG clip. William Mosley has been the main force on the glass for Northwestern Sttate, pulling down 9.9 rebounds a contest. 

It's going to take a herculean effort from these significant NCAA basketball betting underdogs to hang with Missouri, though. 

Some believed the Tigers would take a step back this season after losing Mike Anderson to Arkansas. It didn't help when Laurence Bowers, one of Mizzou's best big men, tore his ACL before the season even started. 

But Missouri, which was able to keep most of their core from last year, have looked excellent under new coach Frank Haith. 

Instead of the run-and-gun offense that Anderson had installed in Columbia, the Tigers have slowed down their approach now but are still seeing fantastic results. 

One last tuneup for the Tigers 

Scoring remains a non-issue as the team, under Haith's direction, is averaging 85.7 points per game while allowing only 58.8 PPG on the other end. 

Much like the Florida Gators, the Tigers have excelled because of a loaded backcourt. 

Marcus Denmon leads the team with 18.5 PPG, but is closely followed by Kim English who's putting up 18.2 PPG. Then, Michael Dixon and the Pressey brothers (Phil and Matt) also get a lot of minutes out on the perimeter. 

The only thing really lacking for Missouri is size. Ratliffe is the top rebounder for the team but is only 6'8”. Still, the lack of a true inside presence hasn't hurt the Tigers so far, has it? 

Red-hot shooting from Haith's men has helped their cause in destroying solid teams such as Notre Dame and California already this season. Denmon, English, and Ratliffe – all three of which are seniors – are playing lights out right now.

This is the last game for Missouri before they travel to New York City to participate in the Jimmy V Classic where they'll first play Villanova. 

But I don't expect the Tigers to look ahead. They should run up and down the Demons all night and should continue their streak of double-digit wins. 

FREE Pick: Missouri