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Indiana State vs Missouri State Pick & Preview: Sunday, January 15th Betting Odds
Sycamores vs Bears Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Indiana State Sycamores at Missouri State Bears
- Where: Springfield at Great Southern Bank Arena
- Date: Sunday, January 15th
- Betting Odds: Indiana State +1, INDST -109 | MSRST -112 O/U 139.5
Indiana State will take the floor against the Bears with an overall record of 13-5. So far, the Sycamores have played 7 games on the road, with a record of 5-2. For the season, Indiana State has been the underdog in 3 games, sitting with a mark of 2-1. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Sycamores being +1 point underdogs.
Indiana State will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Courvoisier McCauley who is averaging 16.65 points per game for the Sycamores. McCauley is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Sycamores’ offensive game plan is the play of Cameron Henry who has hit 50.7% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 10.47 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Indiana State this season, as they are currently ranked 226th in college basketball at 70.5 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Sycamores’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.3%, placing them 299th in the NCAA.
Through 17 games, the Missouri State Bears have an overall record of 8-9. Currently, the Bears have been the home team 8 times, sitting with a record of 5-3. The Bears’ are sitting with a betting line that is -1 points in their favor. For the season, Missouri State has been favored to win in 10 games, sitting with a mark of 5-5.
Missouri State will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Chance Moore who is averaging 13.25 points per game for the Bears. Moore is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Bears’ offensive game plan is the play of Donovan Clay who has hit 50.0% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 9.35 points per game.
So far this season, Missouri State has put together a strong scoring offense at 77.5 points per game (46th). This strong figure has come despite the Bears playing at a slow tempo compared to other schools. For the season, they have hit 37.4% of their shots from outside, which is closer to the NCAA average. Missouri State’s overall field goal percentage currently sits at 48.4%
Free Spread Prediction: Indiana State Sycamores +1
Heading into this matchup between the Missouri State Bears and Indiana State Sycamores we have a strong lean on taking the points with Indiana State at +1. Both team’s are going to come into this game looking to get up looks from outside, as they are both average team’s in terms of 3-pointers made per game. Look for Indiana State to benefit from facing another squad looking to turn this into a 3-point shooting contest. When looking at the line, we see tremendous value in taking the Indiana State Sycamores at +1. Go ahead and lock this bet in before tip-off.
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