Missouri State Bears vs. Butler Bulldogs - 11/19/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Butler Bulldogs (1-0) at Missouri State Bears (0-0)
College Basketball: Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 1:30 pm (Coliseo Roberto Clemente)
The Line: Missouri State Bears +16.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Missouri State Bears will play the 22nd ranked Butler Bulldogs this Thursday in Puerto Rico.
Missouri State is coming off of a 80-65 loss to Oral Roberts. Surprisingly the Bears top three scorers came off their bench. Forward Chris Kendrix led Missouri State with 13 points and 4 rebounds. Forward Jordan Martin was second on the team with 11 points and 4 rebounds as well. As a team Missouri State shot 40.7% from the field and 37.5% from the 3-point line. Missouri State will need to shoot better this Thursday if they want to pull off the upset against Butler.
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The Butler Bulldogs are coming off of a record setting win over Citadel in which they broke the school record for points in a game with 144 points. The Bulldogs leading scorer was Guard Kellen Dunham who scored 24 points. Guard Roosevelt Jones also added 18 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. Every member of the Bulldogs scored a point. As a team the Butler Bulldogs shot 63.6% from the field and 30.8% from the 3-point line. Even though their opponent was not great it was still an impressive win by the Bulldogs.
The Butler Bulldogs are 4-0 against the spread in their last 4 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400. The Bulldogs are 5-0 against the spread in their last 5 non-conference games. Missouri State is 7-3-1 against the spread in their last 11 games following a against the spread loss. The Bears are 0-4 in their last 4 neutral site games.
The Butler Bulldogs are going to dominate this game even on the road. Missouri state just loss to Oral Roberts and and Butler is way better than them. I expect Butler to easily win by double digits. Take Butler