Missouri State Bears vs. Valparaiso Crusaders: January 10, 2021 Matchup Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

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The Missouri State Bears (5-0) are 2.5-point favorites as they attempt to build on a five-game winning streak when they visit the Valparaiso Crusaders (3-6) on Sunday, January 10, 2021 at Athletics-Recreation Center. The contest airs at 2:00 PM ET. The matchup has a point total of 142.5.

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 -2.5 -118 -104 142.5 -110 -110 -156 132

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Total Facts

  • In three of five games (60%) this year, the Bears and their opponents have combined for this matchup’s over/under of 142.5 points.
  • In four of nine outings (44.4%) this year, Valparaiso and its opponents have combined to score more than 142.5 points.
  • These teams average a combined 151.7 points per game, 9.2 more points than the over/under of 142.5 set for this game.
  • Opponents of the two teams average a combined 5.1 fewer points per game (137.4) than this game’s total of 142.5 points.
  • The Bears average point total in outings this year is 149, 6.5 points higher than the total in this game.
  • Crusaders games this year have averaged an over/under of 140.1 points, 2.4 less than the point total in this matchup.

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Missouri State Betting Information

  • Against the spread, Missouri State has been strong this season, posting a 3-0-1 record.
  • The Bears have posted a winning record of 2-0-1 against the spread when the spread is -2.5 or higher.
  • The Bears have failed to combine with their opponents to reach the over/under just 1 times in 4 games this season.

Valparaiso Betting Information

  • Valparaiso has covered the spread in fewer than half of its games, going 1-4-1 ATS.
  • The Crusaders have gone 1-1 against the spread when they are at least a 2.5-point underdog.
  • The Crusaders and their opponents have hit the over in half of their matchups this season — 3 of 6.

Head to Head

Missouri State vs Valparaiso (Last 6 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/9/2021 Missouri State -3 143.5 -159 +132 Regular Season 81-68 MSRST
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 Bears leader in rebounds and assist is Gaige Prim, who pulls down 9.0 rebounds and gives out 4.0 assists per game along with scoring 17.6 points per contest.
  • Isiaih Mosley leads Missouri State in scoring, averaging 23.0 per game to go with 5.8 rebounds and 3.6 assists.
  • Ja’Monta Black paces his teammates on the Bears with 3.1 made threes per contest.
  • The Missouri State steals leader is Black, who averages 1.1 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Prim, who compiles 1.9 rejections per contest.

Valparaiso Leaders

  • Donovan Clay sits atop the Crusaders leaderboards for both scoring and rebounding with 12.6 points and 5.2 rebounds per game.
  • The Crusaders’ top assist machine is Daniel Sackey with a stat line of 3.9 assists, 5.0 points, and 1.9 rebounds per game.
  • Connor Barrett’s 1.8 made threes per game lead the Crusaders.
  • Valparaiso’s leader in steals is Nick Robinson (1.5 per game), and its leader in blocks is Clay (1.7 per game).
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