Missouri State at Southern Illinois College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/2/2019
Wednesday, January 2, 2019
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The Missouri State Bears travel to SIU Arena to play the Southern Illinois Salukis on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Southern Illinois as 8.5 point favorites.
Missouri State heads into this matchup with a mark of 6-7. They currently have a point differential of 2.4 as they are averaging 77.8 points per contest while giving up 75.5 per game. Southern Illinois has an overall record of 7-6. They are averaging 70.0 points per game and surrendering 68.6, good for a point differential of 1.4.
Valuable Missouri State Bears Betting Trends
The Missouri State Bears are 4-8-0 against the spread
The Missouri State Bears are 8-4-0 against the over/under
Important Southern Illinois Salukis Betting Trends
The Southern Illinois Salukis are 8-5-0 against the spread
The Southern Illinois Salukis are 6-7-0 against the over/under
Key Missouri State Bears Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Southern Illinois Salukis Injuries
12/08/18 G Armon Fletcher Suspension is out indefinitely
Jarred Dixon averages 14.5 points per game in 30.4 minutes per contest. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 2.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%. Keandre Cook comes into this contest averaging 13.8 points per game while playing 24.8 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is at 78%.
Eric McGill averages 11.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 28.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.7 rebounds per contest and 3.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 72%. Sean Lloyd averages 12.7 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bears allow 75.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 261st in Division 1. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc, ranking them 251st and 336th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.5 rebounds a game which ranks 103rd, and they give up 14.7 assists per contest which puts them in 279th place in the NCAA. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 250th in the nation. Missouri State averages 77.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 98th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 2.4 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 76th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 201st in D-1. They average 34.2 rebounds per game and 14.1 assists per contest, which ranks them 279th and 162nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 150th with 13.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Salukis surrender 68.6 points per contest, which ranks them 109th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 104th and 184th in those defensive statistics. They rank 229th with 13.8 assists allowed per contest, and 110th with 33.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Salukis are 153rd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per game. Southern Illinois is 284th in the country with 70.0 points per game this year. They are 83rd in the D-1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 1.4. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 52nd in the nation. They are 286th in the country in rebounding with 34.0 boards per game and 82nd in assists per contest with 15.3. The Salukis are 44th in turnovers per game with 15.6.
The Bears are 135th in the nation in offensive rating with 107. In terms of pace they are 92nd in the country with 72.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 94th. As a team they are 74th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 131st in Division 1. Missouri State is 140th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions.
Southern Illinois is 14th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 20.2 times per 100 possessions. The Salukis are 218th in the country in offensive rating with 102.2. In terms of pace they are 281st in Division 1 with 68.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 106th. As a team they are 100th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 283rd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Missouri State/Southern Illinois college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Southern Illinois -8.5
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