Southern Illinois vs Missouri State Prediction - Basketball Picks 3/3/23
Missouri State Bears (17-14) vs Southern Illinois (22-9)
Game Info: Friday, March 3, 2023 at 9:30 pm (Enterprise Center)
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The Missouri State Bears will play the Southern Illinois Salukis in the Quarterfinals of the MVC Tournament on Friday at the Enterprise Center in St. Louis, Missouri.
Missouri State Preview
The Missouri State Bears 17-14 (12-8) this season after they defeated UIC by a score of 74-57 in their last game. Missouri State led by four points at halftime and scored 40 points in the second half to pull away for the win. Missouri State shot 49.2% from the field and made 9 three pointers in the game. The Bears recorded 39 rebounds and only turned the ball over six times. The Missouri State Bears are averaging 65.8 points per game, 63.7 points against per game, 35 rebounds per game, and 11.6 assists per game. Donovan Clay has led the Bears this season with 11.9 points per game, 5.6 rebounds per game, and 3.5 assists per game. Missouri State is shooting 43.4% from the field, 62.9% on free throws, and 33.3% on three pointers this year.
Southern Illinois Preview
The Southern Illinois Salukis are 22-9 (14-6) this season after they defeated UIC by a score of 68-65 in their last game. Southern Illinois shot 35.9% from the field and made 10 three pointers in the win. The Southern Illinois Salukis are averaging 66.5 points per game, 61.6 points against per game, 31.5 rebounds per game, and 14.2 assists per game. Marcus Domask has led the Salukis this season with 17 points per game, 5.8 rebounds per game, and 3.8 assists per game. Southern Illinois is shooting 45.4% from the field, 73.2% on free throws, and 32.8% on three pointers this year.
Southern Illinois comes into this game after finishing tied for third place in the MVC standings this year and has won three of their last four games. Southern Illinois won both regular season meetings with Missouri State by scores of 61-57 and 73-53. Missouri State will have the advantage of playing on Thursday and they have won three games in a row. I think we are going to see a good game between two teams that are pretty evenly matched. I like Missouri State in this one.