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Missouri State Bears vs Illinois State Redbirds Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

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

Illinois State Redbirds vs Missouri State Bears Odds


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

The Bears bring a 4-11 record (4-6 ATS) to this tilt against the 9-6 Redbirds, who are 7-5 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Missouri State go 4-3 so far and the Redbirds go 6-4.

View Illinois State vs Missouri State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to go with the Bears in this one found them listed as 7.5-point underdogs earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Redbirds was expected to move the line.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Bears, most recently No. 216 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Redbirds, who rate No. 103 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 77-64 victory for the Redbirds.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Missouri State has the nation's No. 314-rated offensive output, at 59.7 PPG. The visiting Redbirds defense ranks No. 230 allowing on average 69.1 PPG. The Bears FG% has averaged 39.4% so far, less than the Redbirds marksmen have achieved on the year, 48.9% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Illinois State owns the country's No. 264-rated mark, allowing 75 points per game on the highway. Missouri State, on the other hand, rates No. 299 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Illinois State, they were a 70-60 loser as they battled Northern Iowa at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 9-point favorite. Illinois State suffered a 70-60 loss against Northern Iowa on Saturday, getting 19 points from Jackie Carmichael in a losing effort at Redbird Arena.

Missouri State was a 77-65 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Drake. They covered the 10-point spread as underdogs. The Bears grabbed a 77-65 win over the Bulldogs on Saturday, behind a 24-point effort from Anthony Downing at Knapp Center.

Illinois State Redbirds Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Drake are 6-4
After playing Northern Iowa are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

Missouri State Bears Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Creighton are 5-5
After playing Drake are 3-7
After a win are 3-7

A few Redbirds at Bears trends to consider:
Illinois State is 5-0-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Missouri State
Illinois State is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Illinois State is 4-12 SU in its last 16 games when playing on the road against Missouri State
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Missouri State's last 5 games when playing Illinois State
Missouri State is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games when playing at home against Illinois State
Missouri State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
Missouri State is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games when playing Illinois State

Next up:
Illinois State home to Drake, Saturday, January 12
Missouri State home to Creighton, Friday, January 11