Missouri State vs Northwestern State College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/19/20

Missouri State vs Northwestern State College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/19/20 Photo by Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Northwestern State Demons (1-6) at Missouri State Bears (1-0)

College Basketball: Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 8:00 pm (JQH Arena)

The Line: Missouri State Bears -10.5 -- Over/Under: 151 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Northwestern State Demons and the Missouri State Bears meet in college basketball action from the JQH Arena on Saturday night.

The Northwestern State Demons will look to bounce back from a 1-6 start after an 82-55 loss to Tulsa last time out. Carvell Teasett led the Demons with 16 points on 5 of 9 shooting with 4 threes while Jamaure Gregg added 12 points on 5 of 9 shooting with 4 rebounds as the only other double-digit scorer for Northwestern State in the loss. Kendal Coleman led Northwestern State with 6 rebounds while Dalin Williams and Robert Chougkaz each had 5 boards and Trenton Massner and CJ Jones each had a team-high 3 assists in the defeat. Massner leads the Demons in scoring with an average of 12 points per game while Coleman leads the Demons on the glass with 8.4 rebounds per game and Jones leads Northwestern State in assists with 3.3 assists per game this season. As a team, Northwestern State is averaging 69.9 points on 38.5% shooting from the field, 33.1% from 3-point range and 64.2% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 80.6 points on 45.2% shooting from the field and 34.2% from 3-point range this season.

The Missouri State Bears will look to build on their season-opening 73-64 win over William Jewell last time out. Gaige Prim led the Bears with 20 points on 9 of 11 shooting with 6 rebounds and a team-high 8 assists while Jamonta Black chipped in 16 points on 6 of 13 shooting with 3 triples and 8 rebounds along with 5 assists. Isiaih Mosely added 13 points on 6 of 12 shooting with 5 rebounds and a pair of steals and Jared Ridder added 10 points with a pai of threes to cap off the scoring in double figures for Missouri State in the win. Lucye Patterson also chipped in a team-high 9 rebounds for Missouri State in the win. Missouri State is averaging 73 points on 52.5% shooting from the field, 29.4% from 3-point range and 54.5% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 64 points on 39.7% shooting from the field and 36% from 3-point range this season.

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Northwestern State is 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games against a team with a winning record and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games against a team with a winning home record while the over is 9-2 in their last 11 games overall. Missouri State is 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games while the over is 5-2 in their last 7 games following a win.

It's hard to really say what we'll see from Missouri State after their opener against a subdivision team but what Ww've seen from Northwestern State so far is how they've been pummelled by almost anyone on the schedule. I don't see this being any different so I'll lay the points with Missouri State here, 

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Chris’s Pick Missouri State -10.5

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