NCAA Basketball betting line favors Sycamores over Bears
Indiana State Sycamores vs Missouri State Bears Odds
The Missouri State Bears will try to cover the spread at JQH Arena on Tuesday when they get a visit from the Indiana State Sycamores in NCAA basketball action.
This season, the Bears are 7-18 overall and 12-8 ATS ATS, while the Sycamores are 16-8 and 13-7-1 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Missouri State boasts a 9-7-1 on the OU, and Indiana State is 11-9.
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Missouri State sat as 3.5-point underdogs over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 280-rated Bears and the No. 82-ranked Sycamores, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 67-59 result in favor of the Sycamores.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Missouri State's No. 325-rated squad against Indiana State's No. 206-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Missouri State rates No. 223 in the country with 5.7 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 244 nationally with 5.5 per match.
Defensively, Indiana State features the nation's No. 84-rated defense on the road, allowing 65.7 points per game. Missouri State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 314 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Indiana State was a 66-65 winner at home against Southern Illinois. They failed to cover the 10.5-point spread as favorites. RJ Mahurin scored 16 points leading the Sycamores to a 66-65 victory over Southern Illinois at Hulman Center on Saturday.
Last time out for Missouri State, they were a 79-50 loser as they battled Wichita State on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 15-point underdog. Missouri State was run off the court by the Shockers on Saturday as Wichita State routed them 79-50 at Charles Koch Arena.
Indiana State Sycamores Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 9-1
Before playing Bradley are 4-6
After playing Southern Illinois are 6-4
After a win are 5-5
Missouri State Bears Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Southern Illinois are 6-4
After playing Wichita State are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6
A few Sycamores at Bears trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Indiana State's last 6 games on the road
Indiana State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Indiana State is 3-16 SU in its last 19 games when playing on the road against Missouri State
Missouri State is 16-3 SU in its last 19 games when playing at home against Indiana State
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Missouri State's last 8 games when playing Indiana State
Missouri State is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games when playing Indiana State
Missouri State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
Indiana State at Bradley, Saturday, February 16
Missouri State at Southern Illinois, Saturday, February 16