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College baskeball point spread favors Bluejays in battle with Bears

Creighton BluejaysMissouri State Bears
Jan 11, 8:05 PM | JQH Arena

Creighton Bluejays vs Missouri State Bears Odds

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The Missouri State Bears hope to be lousy hosts on Friday as the Creighton Bluejays pay a visit to JQH Arena on the college basketball betting menu.

The Bluejays will look to vanquish their hosts on Friday, as they are 11-3 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Bears are 5-6 ATS. Creighton is 5-7 against the total, while Missouri State is 4-4 versus the number.

View Creighton vs Missouri State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Missouri State opened as 12-point underdogs in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bears - Bluejays odds would favor the Bluejays if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Missouri State is rated No. 216 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Creighton is at No. 14. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 84-64 win for the Bluejays.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Missouri State's No. 316 nationally ranked offense (59.8 points per game) against a Bluejays defense that sits as the No. 91 at 62.3 PPG. The Bears have been averaging 39.8% from the field, less than the Bluejays have managed so far this season (51.9% on average).

Defensively, Creighton features the nation's No. 52-rated defense on the road, allowing 63 points per game. Missouri State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 304 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Creighton, they were a 91-61 winner as they battled Drake at home. They covered in the match as a 16.5-point favorite. Creighton cruised to victory on Tuesday, running Drake out of the gym and running up a 91-61 score at CenturyLink Center.

In their last action, Missouri State was a 62-55 winner at home against Illinois State. They covered the 10-point spread as underdogs. Anthony Downing scored 24 points leading the Bears to a 62-55 victory over Illinois State at JQH Arena on Tuesday.

Creighton Bluejays Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Northern Iowa are 6-4
After playing Drake are 8-2
After a win are 9-1

Missouri State Bears Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Indiana State are 4-6
After playing Illinois State are 7-3
After a win are 3-7

A few Bluejays at Bears trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Creighton's last 9 games when playing on the road against Missouri State
Creighton is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Creighton is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Missouri State
Creighton is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Missouri State
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Missouri State's last 9 games when playing at home against Creighton
Missouri State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Creighton
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Missouri State's last 7 games when playing Creighton
Missouri State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Creighton

Next up:
Creighton home to Northern Iowa, Tuesday, January 15
Missouri State at Indiana State, Wednesday, January 16