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Missouri State Bears visit Illinois State Redbirds in NCAAB hoops battle

Missouri State BearsIllinois State Redbirds
Jan 25, 7:05 PM | Redbird Arena

Missouri State Bears vs Illinois State Redbirds Odds


Missouri State travels to Illinois State on Wednesday, hoping to boost its 12-9 record with a victory over the Redbirds.

The Redbirds currently sports a 12-8 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 8-8 ATS. The Bears are 12-9 and 9-8 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Redbirds produce a 10-6 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Bears have gone 11-6 against the number.

View Missouri State vs Illinois State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 1-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 125 (Redbirds) and the No. 77 (Bears) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 73-71 result in favor of the Redbirds has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Illinois State has the nation's No. 163-rated offensive output, at 68.8 PPG. The visiting Bears defense ranks No. 69 allowing on average 62.7 PPG. The Redbirds FG% has averaged 44.4% so far, less than the Bears marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.9% per game.

Defensively, Missouri State features the nation's No. 24-rated defense on the road, allowing 61.8 points per game. Illinois State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 169 nationally in scoring at home.

Missouri State was a 51-48 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Bradley. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as favorites. Missouri State got 16 points from Caleb Patterson en route to a 51-48 victory over Bradley on Saturday at Carver Arena.

Illinois State lost its last outing, a 79-71 result against Evansville on January 21. They failed to cover in that game as a 3-point underdog. Illinois State got 17 points from Nic Moore but lost anyway, 79-71, to Evansville on Saturday at Ford Center.

Missouri State Bears Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Northern Iowa are 8-2
After playing Bradley are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

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

A few Bears at Redbirds trends to consider:
Missouri State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Illinois State
Illinois State is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Illinois State's last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Illinois State's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Illinois State's last 5 games when playing Missouri State

Next up:
Missouri State home to Northern Iowa, Saturday, January 28
Illinois State home to Southern Illinois, Saturday, January 28