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Missouri State Bears vs Illinois State Redbirds Betting Preview

Illinois State RedbirdsMissouri State Bears
Jan 4, 8:05 PM | JQH Arena

Illinois State Redbirds vs Missouri State Bears Odds

9-4TEAM RECORD9-5

Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Wednesday when the Missouri State Bears try to run the Redbirds off the court at JQH Arena in college hoops action.

This season, the Bears are 9-5 overall and 5-5 ATS ATS, while the Redbirds are 9-4 and 5-4 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Missouri State boasts a 7-3 on the OU, and Illinois State is 5-4.

View Illinois State vs Missouri State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Illinois State before tip-off in this one will find them as 7.5-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Bears at No. 48 and the Redbirds at No. 173 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 74-72 result in favor of the Redbirds.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Redbirds is ranked No. 211 in NCAA hoops at 34.4 per game. Contrast that with Missouri State’s No. 200 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Missouri State is the No. 165-ranked team in the country at 6.4 per game, while Illinois State rates No. 17 at 8.7 per game.

Defensively, Illinois State features the nation's No. 139-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.2 points per game. Missouri State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 203 nationally in scoring at home.

Illinois State was an 86-71 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Southern Illinois. They failed to cover the 3.5–point spread as favorites. Illinois State suffered an 86-71 loss against Southern Illinois on Sunday, getting 15 points from Tyler Brown in a losing effort at SIU Arena.

Last time out for Missouri State, they were a 72-61 winner as they battled Drake at home. They covered in the match as a 9-point favorite. Missouri State earned a 72-61 victory over Drake on Saturday, getting 22 points from Kyle Weems at JQH Arena.

Illinois State Redbirds Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Evansville are 4-6
After playing Southern Illinois are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

Missouri State Bears Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 9-1
Before playing Indiana State are 5-5
After playing Drake are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

A few Redbirds at Bears trends to consider:
Illinois State is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Missouri State
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Illinois State's last 15 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Illinois State's last 6 games when playing on the road against Missouri State
Illinois State is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Missouri State
Missouri State is 22-3 SU in its last 25 games at home
Missouri State is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Illinois State
Missouri State is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Missouri State's last 6 games when playing Illinois State

Next up:
Illinois State home to Evansville, Saturday, January 7
Missouri State at Indiana State, Saturday, January 7

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