Missouri State Bears visit Creighton Bluejays in college basketball clash
Missouri State Bears vs Creighton Bluejays Odds
CenturyLink Center will host Creighton Bluejays vs. Missouri State Bears action on Wednesday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.
The Bluejays bring a 18-3 record (13-6 ATS) to this tilt against the 6-15 Bears, who are 9-7 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Creighton go 6-11 so far and the Bears go 7-6.
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Bears were listed as 21.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bluejays - Bears odds would favor the Bluejays if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Creighton is rated No. 23 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Missouri State is at No. 237. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 83-63 win for the Bluejays.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Creighton's No. 10-ranked offense, averaging 78.6 PPG, against a Bears defense that ranks No. 120 at 64 PPG. The Bluejays field goal percentage has averaged 51.9% so far, more than the Bears marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.6% per game.
Defensively, Missouri State features the nation's No. 85-rated defense on the road, allowing 65.3 points per game. Creighton, meanwhile, comes in at No. 20 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Missouri State was a 78-72 winner at home against Drake. They covered the 1-point spread as favorites. Anthony Downing scored 26 points for Missouri State on Sunday, leading the Bears to a 78-72 win over Drake at JQH Arena.
Creighton won its last outing, an 81-51 result against Southern Illinois on January 27. They covered in that game as a 10.5-point favorite. Creighton cruised to victory on Sunday, running Southern Illinois out of the gym and running up an 81-51 score at SIU Arena.
Missouri State Bears Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Evansville are 2-8
After playing Drake are 3-7
After a win are 3-7
Creighton Bluejays Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Bradley are 8-2
After playing Southern Illinois are 7-3
After a win are 9-1
A few Bears at Bluejays trends to consider:
Missouri State is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Creighton
Missouri State is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Creighton
Missouri State is 1-12 SU in its last 13 games on the road
Creighton is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Creighton's last 8 games when playing Missouri State
Creighton is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Creighton's last 5 games
Missouri State home to Evansville, Saturday, February 2
Creighton home to Bradley, Saturday, February 2