Indiana State vs. Missouri State - 2/16/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Missouri State Bears (12-14) at Indiana State Sycamores (14-10)
College Basketball: Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 4:00 pm (Hulman Center)
The Line: Indiana State Sycamores -4 -- Over/Under: 136
The Missouri State Bears will travel to the Hulman Center to take on the Indiana State Sycamores this Sunday afternoon in College Basketball action.
The Missouri State Bears improved to 12-14 (6-7 MVC) on the season after defeating the Drake Bulldogs, 97-62, this past Wednesday. Missouri State were lights out offensively agianst the Bulldogs and had no trouble securing the victory after going into halftime with a 52-30 lead. Missouri State shot 53.0% from the field and 56.0% from beyond the arc in the victory. Leading the way for the Bears was Lamont West who had 15 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block, and 2 steals.
On the season, Missouri State is averaging 68.8 ppg on 43.7% shooting from the field. The Bears are averaging 6.9 three-pointers per game on 34.8% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Missouri State has been led by Keandre Cook (14.9 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 1.6 apg), Gaige Prim (13.7 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 1.4 apg), and Tulio Da Silva (9.9 ppg, 7.1 rpg, 1.0 apg).
Defensively, Missouri State is allowing their opponents to average 67.2 ppg on 42.6% shooting from the field. The Bears have a rebound margin of 5.1 and a turnover margin of -1.3.
The Indiana State Sycamores lost their 2nd straight game and dropped to 14-10 (7-6 MVC) on the season after being defeated by the Bradley Braves, 72-61, this past Wednesday. Indiana State struggled on both ends of the court against the Braves and couldn’t fight back after the Sycamores took a 68-55 lead with 2:13 left in regulation. Indiana State shot just 35.2% from the field while allowing Bradley to shoot 54.0% from the field and 41.2% from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Sycamores was Jake Laravia who had 9 points, 13 rebounds, 2 assists, and a block.
On the season, Indiana State is averaging 69.3 ppg on 45.5% shooting from the field. The Sycamores are averaging 7.2 three-pointers per game on 38.9% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Indiana State has been led by Tyreke Key (16.6 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 1.8 apg), Jordan Barnes (12.6 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 3.8 apg, 1.5 spg), and Jake Laravia (8.8 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 1.6 apg, 1.1 bpg).
Defensively, Indiana State is allowing their opponents to average 66.8 ppg on 44.8% shooting from the field. The Sycamores have a rebound margin of 0.7 and a turnover margin of 0.8.
The Bears are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games. The Sycamores are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Sunday games and 12-11 ATS on the season.
Missouri State comes into this game led by their defense that currently ranks 121st in scoring defense, 177th in defensive FG%, and 42nd in rebound margin.
Indiana State comes into this game ranked 84th in FG%, 9th in 3P-FG%, and 106th in scoring defense.
Indiana State defeated Missouri State by a 78-68 margin on the road earlier this month and between the fact that the Bears have lost their last three home games and that Indiana State is perfect 10-0 at home on the season, I’m taking Indiana State to cover this mid-range home spread. Good Luck!