Missouri State vs. Illinois State - 2/5/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Missouri State vs. Illinois State - 2/5/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

Illinois State Redbirds (7-15) at Missouri State Bears (10-13)

College Basketball: Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 8:00 pm (JQH Arena)

The Line: Missouri State Bears -6 -- Over/Under: 135.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Illinois State Redbirds and the Missouri State Bears meet in MVC college basketball action from the JQH Arena on Wednesday night.

The Illinois State Redbirds will look to rebound after an 80-70 loss to Valparaiso last time out. Keith Fisher III led the way with 19 points on 7 of 11 shooting with 7 rebounds while DJ Horne added 16 points with 4 threes and 3 assists. Jaycee Hillsman and Zach Copeland each had 11 points to round out the group of double-digit scorers for Illinois State in the win while Hillsman added 5 rebounds and Copeland chipped in 3 threes. Ricky Torred dished out a team-high 4 assists while Rey Idowu added 7 rebounds. Copeland leads Illinois State in scoring with an average of 15.3 points per game while Fisher III leads the Redbirds in rebounding with 5.8 rebounds per game and Torres leads Illinois State in assists with 3.1 assists per game this season. As a team, Illinois State is averaging 66.3 points per game on 42.6% shooting from the field, 35.5% from behind the arc and 67.6% from the foul line this season.

The Missouri State Bears will be out to snap a three-game losing streak after a 78-68 loss to Indiana State in their last outing. Gaige Prim led the Bears with 23 points on 8 of 15 shooting with 7 rebounds while Tulio Da Silva added 11 points with a team-high 8 rebounds as the onl y other double-digit scorer for Missouri State in the losing effort. Jamonta Black also added 9 points coming on 3 threes as well. Keandre Cook added 4 points but still leads the Bears in scoring with an average of 15 points per game while Da Silva leads Missouri State in rebounding with 7 rebounds per game and Tyrik Dixon leads Missouri State in assists with 3.6 assists per game this season. As a team, Missouri State is averaging 67.2 points per game on 42.6% shooting from the field, 34.2% from behind the arc and 75% from the foul line this season.

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Illinois State is 0-7 ATS in their last 7 road games and 8-21 ATS in their last 29 games overall while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games against a team with a losing record. Missouri State is 4-12 ATS in their last 16 home games and 4-10-1 ATS in their last 15 games following a loss while the over is 6-2 in their last 8 games overall. The underdog is 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings between these two teams.

Missouri State hasn’t been great against the number at home this season, but let’s face it, the Redbirds have been worse on the road, going 0-8 SU, 1-7 ATS and are being outscored by 12.9 points per game away from home this season. I think this feels like a perfect bounce back spot for the Bears here, so I’ll lay the points with Missouri State in this one.

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Chris’s Pick Missouri State -6

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