Indiana State Sycamores vs. Missouri State Bears - 1/27/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Missouri State Bears (8-12) at Indiana State Sycamores (11-9)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Hulman Center)
The Line: Indiana State Sycamores -12 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Missouri State Bears travel to the Indiana State Sycamores in Missouri Valley action.
At 8-12 the Missouri State Bears are in need of some wins to climb to the top half of the MVC. The Bears haven’t played badly the past few weeks with wins in four of six but each loss is painful. The Bears will be looking to bounce back from an 80-65 defeat to visiting Southern Illinois as a 1.5 point home dog. The Salukis jumped to a 14 point lead after 20 minutes and traded baskets the rest of the way. SIU had a 47.5%-44% shooting edge with eleven more free throws ending the Bears chances. Missouri State saw Dequon Miller pump in a game high 22 points on 8-16 from the floor with Ryan Klekow tossing in 14 points. Jarred Dixson scored ten while Obediah Church and Dorrian Williams each scored eight points with 12 boards between them.
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The Indiana State Sycamores didn’t look especially impressive when the season began but they have since picked up the pace. The Sycamores improved to 5-3 in the conference after downing rival Evansville 82-65 Sunday as a four point home dog. The Sycamores took a 14 point lead in to the locker room and were never challenged as the high scoring Purple Aces were held to 43% shooting while Indiana State was slightly better at 47% including a 14-23 performance from distance. The Sycamores leaned on the duo of Emondre Rickman and Devonte Brown who poured in 24 points apiece. Everett Clemons chipped in with nine points and seven rebounds while five others contributed between 4-6 points.
The under is 25-11 in Missouri State last 36 vs. Missouri Valley and is 15-7 in their last 22 road games. Indiana State are 7-0-1 ATS in their last 8 home games and are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall while the under is 24-11-1 in INST last 36 Wed. games. The underdog is 13-3 ATS in the last 16 meetings. Indiana State has been strong at home but this is too chalky for my blood…