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Dec 28, 8:00 PM | Qwest Center

Missouri State Bears vs Creighton Bluejays Odds

7-5TEAM RECORD10-1

Creighton will look to improve on its 10-1 record on Wednesday when they host Missouri State in NCAAB odds action at Qwest Center.

The Bluejays are 10-1 so far on the season, and 6-1 ATS vs. the number. The Bears, meanwhile, are 7-5 and 3-5 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Creighton go 5-1-1 and the Bears go 6-2 on the totals.

View Missouri State vs Creighton Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, Creighton sat as 10-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 77-ranked Bluejays and the No. 72-rated Bears in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 88-78 win for the Bluejays on Wednesday.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bears rank No. 183 in NCAA Division 1 with 35.2 per game. That compares with Creighton’s No. 82 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Creighton is college basketball's No. 11-ranked team at 9.3 per game, while the Bears rate No. 157 with 6.4 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Missouri State owns the country's No. 54-rated mark, allowing 63.3 points per game on the highway. Creighton, on the other hand, rates No. 4 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Missouri State was a 77-61 loser on the road against St. Mary's. They failed to cover the 7.5–point spread as underdogs. Brad Waldow scored 17 points leading the Gaels to a 77-61 victory over Missouri State at Orleans Arena on Friday.

In their last action, Creighton was an 87-79 winner at home against Northwestern. They covered the 7.5–point spread as favorites. The Wildcats were burned for 27 points by Doug McDermott on Thursday as the Bluejays put another game in the win column, 87-79, at Qwest Center.

Missouri State Bears Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Drake are 8-2
After a loss are 6-4

Creighton Bluejays Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Wichita State are 7-3
After playing Northwestern are 0-1
After a win are 8-2

A few Bears at Bluejays trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Missouri State's last 6 games when playing on the road against Creighton
Missouri State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Missouri State is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Creighton
Missouri State is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Creighton
Creighton is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Creighton is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
Creighton is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Missouri State
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Creighton's last 5 games when playing Missouri State

Next up:
Missouri State home to Drake, Saturday, December 31
Creighton at Wichita State, Saturday, December 31

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