Indiana State Sycamores (3-4) at Missouri State Bears (4-1)
College Basketball: Sunday, January 3, 2021 at 4:00 pm (JQH Arena)
The Line: Missouri State Bears -5 -- Over/Under: 148.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Indiana State Sycamores and the Missouri State Bears meet in MVC college basketball action from the JQH Arena on Sunday afternoon.
The Indiana State Sycamores will look to bounce back after suffering an 84-74 loss to the Bears on Saturday. Jake LaRavia leads Indiana State in scoring with an average of 13.9 PPG along with 5.9 RPG while Tyreke Key is right behind in 2nd in scoring with 13.8 PPG and 2.1 APG this season. Cooper Neese rounds out the trio of double-digit scorers for Indiana State coming into Sunday’s game with 12.8 PPG this season while Julian Larry has a team-high 2.3 APG this year. As a team, Indiana State is averaging 68.6 points per game on 41.8% shooting from the field, 31.8% from behind the 3-point line and 77.2% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 73.1 points on 48.9% shooting from the field and 37.8% from 3-point range this season.
The Missouri State Bears will look to build on their 5-1 mark after picking up the win over the Sycamores on Saturday. Isiaih Mosley leads the Bears in scoring, putting up 21 PPG along with 5.5 RPG and 3.8 APG this season while Gaige Prim is 2nd in scoring with 19 PPG as well as logging team-highs of 8.2 RPG and 4.5 RPG this season in addition to 2.3 blocks per game. Ja’Monta Black also has 14.3 PPG for the Bears to finish off the trio of double-digit scorers for the Bears this year. As a team, Missouri State is averaging 81.7 points on 50.4% shooting from the field, 35.6% from 3-point range and 68% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 71 points on 41.1% shooting from the field and 33.9% from 3-point range this season.
Indiana State is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall and 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 road games while the over is 6-0 in their last 6 games against a team with a winning record. Missouri State is 20-8 ATS in their last 28 games overall and 7-1 ATS in their last 8 home games while the over is 7-0 in their last 7 games as a home favorite. The road team is 9-1 ATS in the last 10 meetings and the underdog is 22-5-1 ATS in the last 28 meetings between these two teas.
I know it’s hard to beat the same team in as many days but Indiana State’s just looked miserable on the road which is the exact opposite of what we can say about Missouri State at home this year. 4-0 SU, 3-0 ATS, this is a Missouri State team that can shake things up in the MVC this season if you’re not keeping an eye on them. I’d probably start now. Lay the points with Missouri State in this spot.