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Missouri State vs. Illinois State - 1/30/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Illinois State Redbirds (12-10) at Missouri State Bears (8-13)

College Basketball: Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 4:00 pm (JQH Arena)

The Line: Missouri State Bears PK -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN3

The Illinois State Redbirds and Missouri State Bears square off Saturday at the JQH Arena.

The Illinois State Redbirds look for consistency after splitting their last six games. The Illinois State Redbirds are averaging 66.1 points on 40.5 percent shooting and allowing 67 points on 42.9 percent shooting. DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell is averaging 14.7 points and 4.7 rebounds while MiKyle McIntosh is averaging 10.7 points and five rebounds. Paris Lee is dishing 3.6 assists and Deontae Hawkins is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The Illinois State Redbirds are shooting 32.9 percent from beyond the arc and 62.8 percent from the free throw line. The Redbirds are allowing 33.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.4 rebounds per game. The Illinois State Redbirds have lost 10 of their last 18 road games.

Missouri State vs. Illinois State - 1/30/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Missouri State Bears need a victory after losing six of their last 10 games. The Missouri State Bears are averaging 66 points on 41.3 percent shooting and allowing 70.5 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Dequon Miller is averaging 12.7 points and 2.5 assists while Camyn Boone is averaging 11.2 points and 6.2 rebounds. Chris Kendrix is the third double-digit scorer and Obediah Church is grabbing 6.5 rebounds. The Missouri State Bears are shooting 28.9 percent from beyond the arc and 65.9 percent from the free throw line. The Bears are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.2 rebounds per game. The Missouri State Bears have lost six of their last nine home games.

The Redbirds are 3-10 ATS in their last 13 Saturday games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games following a straight up win. The Bears are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record. The Redbirds are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Missouri State.

Missouri State is in bad form right now and while I usually side with the home team in a pick em, the Bears even struggle in front of their home fans. Illinois State has shown it's capable of winning on the road. I'll take the Redbirds in a pick em spot. 

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