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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

TV: ESPN3

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. 

Southern Illinois vs. Missouri State - 2/14/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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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… 

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