Missouri State vs. Indiana State - 2/18/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Indiana State Sycamores (13-13) at Missouri State Bears (9-17)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 8:00 pm (JQH Arena)
The Line: Missouri State Bears +2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Indiana State Sycamores and Missouri State Bears meet Wednesday night at the JQH Arena.
The Indiana State Sycamores look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. On the season, Indiana State is averaging 67.3 points on 43 percent shooting and is allowing 68.8 points on 43 percent shooting. Devonte Brown is averaging 13.2 points and three assists while Brenton Scott is averaging 11.5 points and 3.7 rebounds. Khristian Smith is grabbing 4.5 rebounds and Tre' Bennett is dishing three assists. The Indiana State Sycamores have six players averaging at least seven points, and they’re shooting 70.2 percent from the line and 35.7 percent from deep. Defensively, Indiana State is allowing 39.9 percent shooting from beyond the arc and has given up 65 or less points in four of its last five games.
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The Missouri State Bears hope to snap a four-game losing streak. On the season, Missouri State is averaging 59.4 points on 40.8 percent shooting and is allowing 65.3 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Camyn Boone is averaging 8.6 points and 5.2 rebounds while Austin Ruder is averaging 7.9 points and 2.3 rebounds. Dorrian Williams is dishing 4.6 assists and Gavin Thurman is shooting 36.2 percent from the field. The Missouri State Bears have three players averaging at least 7.2 points, and they’re shooting 73.8 percent from the line and 31.8 percent from deep. Defensively, Missouri State is allowing 37.4 percent shooting from beyond the arc and has given up 68 or less points in five of its last eight games.
The Sycamores are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 road games and 9-4-1 ATS in their last 14 vs. Missouri Valley. The Bears are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following a double-digit loss at home and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS loss. Sycamores are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Missouri State and 10-4 ATS in the last 14 meetings overall.
The Indiana State Sycamores have owned the Missouri State Bears ATS over the years, and they beat them down earlier in the season. In a toss up game, I have to back Indiana State given the history of this series.