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Northern Iowa vs. Missouri State - 2/2/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Missouri State at Northern Iowa
Date & Time Saturday February 2, 2019, 8:00 PM (EST)
Location
McLeod Center
Cedar Falls, IA
The Line
Northern Iowa +1 / over-under: 130
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NCAA BB | Missouri State at Northern Iowa
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MVC college basketball pits the Missouri State Bears against the Northern Iowa Panthers.

The Missouri State Bears have won three in a row after a 55-54 OT decision against Valparaiso on Wednesday as a 3.5 point road favorite.

Missouri State struggled to get their offense going at 30.9% from the floor but managed six more shots with more free throws and threes to offset the 38.8% shooting of the Crusaders.

The Bears saw 17 points and five pulls from Keandre Cook followed by Jared Ridder with 13 points and another five boards.

Josh Webster tossed in 12 points and logged four boards while Tulio Da Silva chipped in with four points each with four points each with Da Silva grabbing six boards.

The Northern Iowa Panthers have dropped three of four after a tough 61-60 defeat at Loyola-Chicago on Wednesday as a ten point underdog.

Northern Iowa was poised for the road upset with a seven point lead at the intermission but were outshot 50%-45.1% and attempted just four free throws.

Luke McDonnell was the main weapon for the Panthers with 16 points followed by AJ Green with 14 points and six helpers.

Spencer Haldeman gave UNI nine points and three yanks with Wyatt Lohause and Justin Dahl adding eight and six points with seven rebounds.

Missouri State Bears are 6-17 ATS in their last 23 games following a ATS loss and Missouri State Bears are 3-10 ATS in their last 13 road games. Northern Iowa Panthers are 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 vs. Missouri Valley and Northern Iowa Panthers are 6-13-1 ATS in their last 20 games overall and Northern Iowa Panthers are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 home games.  Over is 3-0-1 in the last 4 meetings in Northern Iowa and Missouri State Bears are 6-2-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings in Northern Iowa.

I’m still trying to figure out both teams but I’d give Missouri State a look if I bet this…

Pick:
Missouri State -1

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