Missouri State Bears vs. Illinois State Redbirds: 2/6/2021 Matchup Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on February 6, 2021

A pair of struggling teams hit the court when the Missouri State Bears (7-4) visit the Illinois State Redbirds (5-10) on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 3:00 PM ET. The Redbirds are 6.5-point underdogs as they try to end a four-game losing streak against the Bears, losers of four straight. The matchup has an over/under of 144.5 points.

Betting Information

Missouri State vs Illinois State Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Missouri State -6.5 -118 -104 144.5 -115 -105 -326 260

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Computer picks for Missouri State vs Illinois State
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Illinois State (+6.5) Under (144.5) Missouri State 74 Illinois State 69

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Total Facts

  • In 45.5% of their opportunities this year (five of 11 chances), the Bears and their opponents have recorded more than this matchup’s over/under of 144.5 points.
  • In seven of 15 games (46.7%) this season, Illinois State has combined with its opponents to score more than 144.5 points.
  • The Bears and the Redbirds combine to average 4.4 more points per game than the over/under of 144.5 set for this game.
  • The Bears and the Redbirds have seen their opponents average a combined 1.0 fewer point per game than the point total of 144.5 set for this matchup.
  • The Bears average point total in outings this year is 141.1, 3.4 points less than the over/under in this game.
  • The average total for Redbirds games this season is 6.8 more points than the point total of 144.5 in this outing.

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Missouri State Betting Information

  • Missouri State has earned an even 4-4-1 record against the spread this season.
  • When favored by at least 6.5 points, the Bears have fared well against the spread, putting up a 1-0 record.
  • Missouri State has been reliable for the over this season, combining with opponents to reach the total in 5 of 9 games for a 55.6% rate.

Illinois State Betting Information

  • Illinois State has covered the spread in less than half of its contests, going 6-8 ATS.
  • When they are at least 6.5-point underdogs, the Redbirds have fared well, going 1-0 against the spread.
  • In most of Illinois State’s games this year, the teams have combined to hit the over (8 out of 14 games, 57.1%).

Head to Head

Missouri State vs Illinois State (Last 4 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/5/2020 Missouri State -6 138 -268 +209 Regular Season 80-60 MSRST
1/7/2020 Illinois State -2.5 126.5 -148 +120 Regular Season 67-63 MSRST
2/27/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 65-57 ILLST
2/10/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 66-65 MSRST

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Missouri State Leaders

  • The leader in rebounds and assists for the Bears is Gaige Prim, who grabs 9.2 boards and distributes 3.4 assists per game to go with a 15.1 PPG scoring average.
  • Isiaih Mosley is the Bears scoring leader, averaging 21.4 points per game. He adds 6.6 rebounds and 3.1 assists per contest.
  • Ja’Monta Black leads the Bears in three-point shooting, making an average of 2.3 shots per game from beyond the arc.
  • Prim is the Bears leader in steals and blocks, racking up 1.1 steals and 1.3 blocks per game.

Illinois State Leaders

  • DJ Horne is the top scorer for the Redbirds with 14.3 points per game. He also tacks on 3.5 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game to his statistics.
  • The Redbirds’ leader in rebounds is Dusan Mahorcic with 6.9 per matchup, and their leader in assists is Josiah Strong with 3.1 per game.
  • Horne is dependable from three-point range and leads the Redbirds with 2.5 made threes per game.
  • Illinois State’s leader in steals is Horne (1.4 per game), and its leader in blocks is Abdou Ndiaye (1.6 per game).
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