Southern Illinois vs. Missouri State - 2/14/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Missouri State Bears (17-10) at Southern Illinois Salukis (17-10)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 8:00 pm (SIU Arena)
The Line: Southern Illinois Salukis -1.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Missouri Valley college basketball pits the Missouri State Bears against the Southern Illinois Salukis.
The Missouri State Bears are trying to save their MVC season with consecutive victories following a five game slide. Missouri State comes off of a 72-55 win versus Evansville where a 45.8%-37.3% put this in the win column.
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JT Miller paced a balanced Bears attack with 16 points followed by a 12 point effort from Mustafa Lawrence. Alize Johnson and Jarrid Rhodes gave Missouri State eleven points apiece and a combined 19 rebounds while Obediah Church added nine points and another 13 rebounds.
The Southern Illinois Salukis are looking like a team you don’t want to see with wins in six of seven after a 74-57 victory against the Bradley Braves. Southern Illinois rode a 45-28 second half run to break open a tie game behind a 56.5%-38.2% edge in marksmanship.
Kavion Pippen carried the Salukis with a contest high 21 points with eight rebounds and four blocks on 10-12 from the floor. Aaron Cook and Sean Lloyd Jr. netted 12 points apiece on 9-13 shooting while Armon Fletcher and Tyler Smithpeters combined for 17 points.
Missouri State are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games overall and under is 11-4 in Missouri State last 15 overall and under is 11-4 in Missouri State last 15 vs. Missouri Valley. Under is 7-2 in Southern Illinois last 9 home games.
Missouri State might be righting the ship but Southern Illinois hasn’t had a need to right the ship…