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Missouri State vs. Western Kentucky - 12/5/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (4-3) at Missouri State Bears (3-5)

College Basketball: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 8:00 pm (JQH Arena)

The Line: Missouri State Bears +5 -- Over/Under: 146.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN+

The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers and Missouri State Bears meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the JQH Arena.

The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers look for another victory after winning four of their last six games. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are averaging 70.1 points on 42.9 percent shooting and allowing 69.6 points on 41.9 percent shooting. Taveion Hollingsworth is averaging 16.3 points and 4.7 rebounds while Jared Savage is averaging 15.7 points and 1.1 assists. Charles Bassey is the third double-digit scorer and Desean Murray is dishing 1.5 assists. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 70.3 percent from the free throw line. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are allowing 32.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.1 rebounds per game. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers have split their last eight road games.

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Missouri State vs. Western Kentucky - 12/5/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Missouri State Bears need a victory here in order to snap a five-game losing streak. The Missouri State Bears are averaging 74.4 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 78.8 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Jarred Dixon is averaging 17.4 points and 2.6 rebounds while Tulio Da Silva is averaging 16.7 points and two assists. Keandre Cook is the third double-digit scorer and Kabir Mohammed is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Missouri State Bears are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 69.2 percent from the free throw line. The Missouri State Bears are allowing 38.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.1 rebounds per game. The Missouri State Bears have won all three home games this season.

The Hilltoppers are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games following a straight up win and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Wednesday games. The Bears are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games, 0-6 ATS in their last 6 non-conference games and 7-19 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The over is 6-0 in Bears last 6 overall. The under is 4-0 in Hilltoppers last 4 road games.

The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers have been hit or miss to start the season and aren't lighting it up offensively the way we're used to seeing. The Missouri State Bears are riding a five-game losing streak, but they are unbeaten in three home games and are outscoring teams by 20.3 points in those games. This is a game where the Missouri State Bears could hang around and even steal it outright if WKU struggles to find the bottom of the rim. I'll take my points with the Bears at home.

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