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College Basketball Matchup - Missouri State Bears Indiana State Sycamores Odds Preview

Indiana State Sycamores Missouri State Bears
21-6 February 22, 2014, 01:00 | JQH Arena 17-10



Indiana State travels to Missouri State on Saturday, hoping to boost its 21-6 record with a victory over the Bears.

The Sycamores will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 11-14 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Bears are 11-10 ATS. Indiana State is 10-13 against the total, while Missouri State is 12-9 versus the number.

View Indiana State Sycamores vs Missouri State Bears Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Indiana State before tip-off in this one found them as 0-point over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

This game puts the Bears, most recently No. 158 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Sycamores, who rate No. 140 in the latest survey.

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In their last action, Indiana State was a 59-54 winner at home against Evansville. They failed to cover the 11-point spread as favorites. The Sycamores grabbed a 59-54 win over the Purple Aces on Wednesday, behind a 22-point effort from Jake Odum at Hulman Center.

Missouri State was a 67-63 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Illinois State. They covered the 5-point spread as underdogs. Missouri State got 24 points from Jarmar Gulley but lost anyway, 67-63, to Illinois State on Tuesday at Redbird Arena.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Sycamores is ranked No. 205 in NCAA hoops at 33.26 per game. Contrast that with Missouri State’s No. 213 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Missouri State is the No. 66-ranked team in the country at 7.19 per game, while Indiana State rates No. 98 at 6.63 per game.

A few Sycamores at Bears trends to consider:
Indiana State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Indiana State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Indiana State's last 5 games
Indiana State is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games on the road
Missouri State is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Missouri State's last 5 games
Missouri State is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Missouri State is 14-2 SU in its last 16 games at home


Next up:
Indiana State at Illinois State, Wednesday, February 26th
Missouri State at Loyola of Chicago, Tuesday, February 25th