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

Indiana State SycamoresMissouri State Bears
March 6, 2:00 PM | Scottrade Center

Indiana State Sycamores vs Missouri State Bears Odds

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Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Scottrade Center Sunday as host Missouri State looks to handle the Indiana State Sycamores in NCAAB action.

This is a conference playoff game in the Missouri Valley Tournament. This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Scottrade Center).

This season, the Bears are 25-7 overall and 14-14-1 ATS ATS, while the Sycamores are 19-13 and 14-10 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Missouri State boasts a 14-13 on the OU, and Indiana State is 13-11.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Bears at No. 135 and the Sycamores at No. 115 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 73-68 result in favor of the Bears.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Sycamores rank No. 177 in NCAA Division 1 with 34.9 per game. That compares with Missouri State’s No. 269 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Missouri State is college basketball's No. 119-ranked team at 6.7 per game, while the Sycamores rate No. 98 with 7 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Indiana State owns the country's No. 162-rated mark, allowing 70.4 points per game on the highway. Missouri State, on the other hand, rates No. 161 in scoring at home.

Indiana State won its last outing, a 61-54 result against Wichita State on March 5. They covered in that game as a 9-point underdog. Myles Walker scored 14 points leading the Sycamores to a 61-54 victory over Wichita State at Scottrade Center on Saturday.

Missouri State was a 60-50 winner in their most recent outing at home against Creighton. They covered the 4–point spread as favorites. The Bears grabbed a 60-50 win over the Bluejays on Saturday, behind an 18 -point effort from Jermaine Mallett at Scottrade Center.

Indiana State Sycamores Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
After playing Wichita State are 4-6
After a win are 8-2

Missouri State Bears Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
After playing Creighton are 8-2
After a win are 7-3

A few Sycamores at Bears trends to consider:
Missouri State is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Missouri State's last 7 games when playing Indiana State
Missouri State is 16-5 SU in its last 21 games when playing Indiana State
Missouri State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Indiana State