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College Basketball Matchup - Missouri State Bears Creighton Bluejays Odds Preview

Creighton BluejaysMissouri State Bears
March 5, 2:30 PM | Scottrade Center

Creighton Bluejays vs Missouri State Bears Odds

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Missouri State looks to cover the Bears-Bluejays pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 24-7 mark when they host Creighton in college basketball action.

This game is part of the Missouri Valley Tournament which will decide the conference champion and help decide March Madness seedings. This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at Scottrade Center.

The Bluejays will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 15-12 ATS against the number this season, while the Bears are 13-14-1 ATS. Creighton is 12-15 on the totals; Missouri State is 14-12.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Bears at No. 135 and the Bluejays at No. 146 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 73-69 result in favor of the Bears.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Bluejays is ranked No. 168 in NCAA hoops at 35.1 per game. Contrast that with Missouri State’s No. 277 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Missouri State is the No. 114-ranked team in the country at 6.8 per game, while Creighton rates No. 95 at 7 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Creighton owns the country's No. 75-rated mark, allowing 67 points per game on the highway. Missouri State, on the other hand, rates No. 145 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Creighton was a 60-57 winner on the road against Northern Iowa. They covered the 2–point spread as favorites. Kenny Lawson Jr. scored 18 points leading the Bluejays to a 60-57 victory over Northern Iowa at Scottrade Center on Friday.

Last time out for Missouri State, they were a 58-56 winner as they battled Southern Illinois at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 11-point favorite. The Bears grabbed a 58-56 win over the Salukis on Friday, behind a 20-point effort from Adam Leonard at Scottrade Center.

Creighton Bluejays Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
After playing Northern Iowa are 7-3
After a win are 4-6

Missouri State Bears Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
After playing Southern Illinois are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

A few Bluejays at Bears trends to consider:
Missouri State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Missouri State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Creighton
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Missouri State's last 7 games when playing Creighton
Missouri State is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games when playing Creighton