Missouri State Bears vs. Valparaiso Crusaders: January 9, 2021 Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

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Isiaih Mosley leads the Missouri State Bears (4-0) against the Valparaiso Crusaders (3-5) after putting up 29 points in a 70-66 win over Indiana State. The Bears are 2-point favorites in the game on Saturday, January 9, 2021, which tips at 2:00 PM ET. The point total for the matchup is set at 143.

Betting Information

Missouri State vs Valparaiso Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Missouri State -2 -112 -109 143 -109 -112 -136 110

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Total Facts

  • In 50% of their games this year (two of four chances), the Bears and their opponents have combined to score more than this matchup’s over/under of 143 points.
  • In three of eight opportunities (37.5%) this season, Valparaiso and its opponents have combined to score more than 143 points.
  • The Bears and the Crusaders combine to average nine more points per game than the over/under of 143 set for this matchup.
  • Opponents of these teams have averaged a combined 136 points per game, seven less than the point total in this game.
  • The average point total for Bears games this year is six more points than the total of 143 in this matchup.
  • The average point total for the Crusaders this season is four points less than this game’s over/under.

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Missouri State Betting Information

  • Strong against this spread this season, the Bears have covered two times in three contests.
  • The Bears fare well when favored by at least 2 points, posting a 1-0-1 record against the spread.
  • In 2 of 3 (66.7%) contests this season, Missouri State and its opponents have hit the over.

Valparaiso Betting Information

  • The Crusaders have a losing record against the spread, going 1-3-1 ATS (covering just 20% of the time).
  • The Crusaders have gone 1-1 against the spread when they are at least a 2-point underdog.
  • Valparaiso has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 40% of matchups this season (2 out of 5 contests).

Head to Head

Missouri State vs Valparaiso (Last 5 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
3/7/2020 Missouri State -2.5 139.5 -145 +119 Conference Tournament 89-82 VALP
2/25/2020 Valparaiso -1 142 -115 -107 Regular Season 89-74 VALP
1/23/2020 Missouri State -4 140.5 -187 +153 Regular Season 67-60 MSRST
1/29/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 55-54 MSRST
1/5/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 82-66 VALP

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Missouri State Leaders

  • The leader in rebounds and assists for the Bears is Gaige Prim, who pulls down 8.0 boards and administers 4.1 assists per game to go with a 17.7 PPG scoring average.
  • Mosley is Missouri State’s leading scorer, tallying 22.1 per game while tacking on 5.4 rebounds and 3.4 assists.
  • Ja’Monta Black’s 3.3 made threes per game lead the Bears.
  • Black and Prim lead Missouri State on the defensive end, with Black leading the team in steals averaging 1.3 per game and Prim in blocks averaging 2.1 per contest.

Valparaiso Leaders

  • Donovan Clay collects 11.5 points and 5.8 rebounds per game for the Crusaders, enough to make him the top scorer and rebounder on the team.
  • The Crusaders’ leading assist machine is Daniel Sackey with a stat line of 4.3 assists, 5.4 points, and 2.0 rebounds per game.
  • Connor Barrett provides the bulk of the Crusaders’ three-point shooting production. He makes 1.6 threes per game to lead the squad.
  • Valparaiso’s leader in steals is Nick Robinson with 1.5 per game, and its leader in blocks is Clay with 1.6 per game.
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