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NCAA hoops odds preview - Missouri State vs. Indiana State

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Jan 7, 1:05 PM | Hulman Center

Missouri State Bears vs Indiana State Sycamores Odds


The Missouri State Bears will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Sycamores in Indiana State at Hulman Center on Saturday in college basketball action.

Indiana State will face the 9-6 Bears, who own a 5-6 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Sycamores are 6-7 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Bears are 8-3 favoring the OVER.

View Missouri State vs Indiana State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, Indiana State sat as 2-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 48-rated Missouri State taking on the No. 211-rated Sycamores in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 70-67 win for the Bears on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Indiana State has the nation's No. 251-rated offensive output, at 64.1 PPG. The visiting Bears defense ranks No. 66 allowing on average 61.7 PPG. The Sycamores FG% has averaged 42.5% so far, less than the Bears marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.6% per game.

Defensively, Missouri State features the nation's No. 52-rated defense on the road, allowing 63.5 points per game. Indiana State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 297 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Missouri State, they were a 68-60 loser as they battled Illinois State at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 7.5-point favorite. The Bears endured a 68-60 loss at the hands of the Redbirds on Wednesday, despite an 18 -point effort from Kyle Weems at JQH Arena.

Indiana State was a 65-48 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Northern Iowa. They failed to cover the 6–point spread as underdogs. Indiana State suffered a 65-48 loss against Northern Iowa on Wednesday, getting 15 points from Dwayne Lathan in a losing effort at McLeod Center.

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

Indiana State Sycamores Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Evansville are 4-6
After playing Northern Iowa are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4

A few Bears at Sycamores trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Missouri State's last 5 games on the road
Missouri State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Indiana State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Indiana State's last 5 games when playing Missouri State
Indiana State is 15-5 SU in its last 20 games
Indiana State is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Missouri State

Next up:
Missouri State home to Southern Illinois, Tuesday, January 10
Indiana State home to Evansville, Tuesday, January 10