Missouri State vs. UIC: College Basketball Betting Preview, Tips And Picks – March 3, 2024

Written By PlayPicks Staff on March 2, 2024

Tipping off at 2:00 PM ET on Sunday, the Missouri State Bears (15-15, 7-12 MVC) will play the UIC Flames (11-19, 4-15 MVC) at Great Southern Bank Arena. UIC’s Isaiah Rivera is among the players to watch. Missouri State is a 5-point favorite against UIC when the Bears take the court against the Flames on Sunday. The point total for the game is 145.5.

Missouri State vs. UIC Betting Lines

Missouri State vs UIC Betting Information
Favorite Spread Total
Missouri State -5 145.5 points

Computer Picks

Spread Pick UIC (+5)
Total Pick Under (145.5)

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Missouri State vs. UIC Stat Rankings

Missouri State Avg. (Rank) UIC Avg. (Rank)
72.1 (236th) Points Scored 71.0 (260th)
72.8 (205th) Points Allowed 71.2 (153rd)
(1st) Rebounds (1st)
9.2 (142nd) Off. Rebounds 7.1 (307th)
7.0 (218th) 3pt Made 9.0 (41st)
12.0 (271st) Assists 14.2 (113th)
11.7 (228th) Turnovers 12.0 (254th)

Missouri State vs. UIC Betting Trends

  • Against the spread, the Bears are 15-15-0 this year.
  • As 5-point favorites or more, Missouri State is 5-4 against the spread.
  • The Bears have seen 17 of their 30 games hit the over.
  • In 16 games this season, Missouri State and its opponent have combined to score more than 145.5 points.
  • The over/under for this game is 145.5 points, 0.6 more than the average point total for Bears games this season.
  • UIC’s record against the spread is 14-14-1.
  • The Flames’ ATS record as 5-point underdogs or more is 5-3-1.
  • This season, 17 of Missouri State’s 30 games have gone over the point total.
  • Flames games have had over 145.5 points 10 times this season.
  • UIC’s games average 142.2 total points, 3.3 less than the total for this matchup.

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Missouri State Impact Players

  • Donovan Clay posts 12.9 points, 5.8 rebounds and 2.3 assists per contest. At the other end, he posts 0.7 steals and 0.8 blocked shots.
  • Brad Mason puts up a team-high 18.3 points per contest. He is also averaging 3.1 rebounds and 3.7 assists, shooting 43.2% from the field and 35.3% from downtown with 2.5 made 3-pointers per game.
  • N.J. Benson is tops on his squad in rebounds per game (7.8), and also puts up 8.4 points and 0.6 assists. Defensively, he puts up 0.3 steals and 1.6 blocked shots.
  • Chance Moore averages 10.9 points, 5.3 rebounds and 0.5 assists per contest. Defensively, he puts up 0.8 steals and 1.0 block.
  • Cesare Edwards averages 7.4 points, 5.0 rebounds and 0.4 assists per game, shooting 46.6% from the floor.

UIC Impact Players

  • Toby Okani paces the Flames in rebounding (6.8 per game), and produces 11.4 points and 2.0 assists. He also puts up 1.4 steals and 1.9 blocked shots.
  • Rivera is the Flames’ top scorer (15.3 points per game), and he averages 1.8 assists and 4.1 rebounds.
  • Christian Jones tops the Flames in assists (4.9 per game), and produces 11.6 points and 3.4 rebounds. He also posts 0.9 steals and 0.4 blocked shots.
  • Filip Skobalj gives the Flames 8.3 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game. He also posts 0.4 steals and 0.5 blocked shots.
  • Ethan Pickett gets the Flames 6.0 points, 3.2 rebounds and 0.9 assists per contest. He also delivers 0.4 steals and 0.4 blocked shots.

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