Missouri State Bears vs. North Dakota State Bison - 11/27/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
North Dakota State Bison (5-1) at Missouri State Bears (3-1)
College Basketball: Sunday, November 27, 2016 at 4:05 pm (JQH Arena)
The Line: Missouri State Bears -5 - Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Missouri State Bears look to defend home court when the North Dakota State Bison come to town on Sunday afternoon.
The North Dakota State Bison look to continue their strong start to the season. The Bison improved to 5-1 with an 83-52 win over Waldorf of the NAIA. Bison leading scorer Paul Miller put up just 7 points in 16 minutes, however Khy Kabellis put up 12 points on 5 of 8 shooting to lead the team while Jared Samuelson racked up 10 points as Kabellis and Samuelson were to only Bison to hit double figures in the win. Miller leads NDSU with 15.3 points per game, A.J. Jacobson is averaging a team-high 5 rebounds and Khy Kabellis is tops in assists with 2.8 per game. As a team, North Dakota State is scoring 73.5 points per game on 50.5% from the field, the 27th-best mark in the country. The Bison are also making 37.8% of their shots from beyond the arc and 69.9% from the foul line.
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The Missouri State Bears look to start a new winning streak as they had their 3-game win streak snapped by DePaul. The Bears fell to the Blue Demons by a final score of 68-66. Chris Kendrix led MOSU with 15 points and a team-high 9 rebounds while Bears leading scorer Ronnie Rousseau III finished just behind with 14 points in the loss. Dequon Miller finished with 12 points and a team-high 5 rebounds for the Bears. Ronnie Rousseau III leads the team with 13 points and 4.3 assists per game and Alize Johnson leads in rebounds, averaging 6.8 per contest. As a team, Missouri state is scoring 88.2 points per game (#21 in D-I) on 52.4% from the field (#10 in D-I) while making 43.8% of their shots from downtown (#12 in D-I) and 72.1% from the foul line.
North Dakota State is 1-9 ATS in their last 10 non-conference games and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 road games while the under is 10-3 in their last 13 games overall. Missouri State is 14-31 ATS in their last 45 non-conference games and 8-22-1 in their last 31 Sunday games while the over is 7-2 in their last 9 home games.
The problem with these games early in the season for some teams, is that you go from a weak opponent to a decent D-I team from one game to the next. Missouri State hasn't had a difficult schedule but they are battle tested from their battle with DePaul in their last game. Not to mention the Bears can light up the scoreboard with the best of them this early in the season.
Lay the points with Missouri State.