Missouri State vs Valparaiso: College Basketball Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – January 9, 2021

Posted By Staff on January 9, 2021

The Missouri State Bears (4-0) are 2-point favorites as they look to continue a four-game winning streak when they visit the Valparaiso Crusaders (3-5) on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at Athletics-Recreation Center. The game airs at 2:00 PM ET. The matchup has an over/under set at 143 points.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of January 9, 2021, 2:15 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

Missouri State Betting Information

  • Missouri State has put together a 2-0-1 record against the spread this season.
  • The Bears are 1-0-1 against the spread in 2020-21 when they are at least a 2-point favorite.
  • Missouri State and its opponents have hit the over in 2 of 3 games this season (66.7%).
  • In their last game, the Bears got a team-high 29 points from Isiaih Mosley on the way to a 70-66 victory over Indiana State on Sunday. They were favored by 4 points and played to a push, and the teams combined to score 136 points to go under the 147.5 point total.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Missouri State Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Isiaih Mosley 7 22.1 5.4 3.4 1.1 0.1 1.7
Gaige Prim 7 17.7 8.0 4.1 1.1 2.1 0.0
Ja’Monta Black 7 13.4 4.1 2.0 1.3 0.0 3.3
Keaton Hervey 7 8.3 5.1 0.3 0.3 0.1 1.0
Jared Ridder 7 8.0 3.1 1.3 0.3 0.4 2.3
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Valparaiso Betting Information

  • Valparaiso has typically come up short ATS this season, with a 1-3-1 record.
  • As at least a 2-point underdog, the Crusaders maintain an even 1-1 record against the spread.
  • Three of Valparaiso’s five games (60%) this season haven’t covered the over/under.
  • The Crusaders fell 71-57 to Toledo in their last game on Saturday. Donovan Clay put up a team-high 17 points in the loss. They didn’t cover the spread as 6.5-point underdogs, and the teams combined to fall short of the 147.5 point total.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Valparaiso Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Donovan Clay 8 11.5 5.8 2.0 1.3 1.6 0.9
Ben Krikke 8 11.1 4.3 0.6 1.1 0.8 0.0
Nick Robinson 8 9.1 3.6 2.0 1.5 0.5 0.9
Connor Barrett 8 7.1 2.1 0.6 0.6 0.0 1.6
Jacob Ognacevic 8 7.1 2.5 0.1 0.4 0.1 1.0

Total Facts

  • Missouri State’s games this year have resulted in a higher total score than Saturday’s matchup total (143 points) in 50% of opportunities (two out of four matchups).
  • In three out of Valparaiso’s eight games this year (37.5%), the competing teams combined for a higher point total than the total in Saturday’s matchup.
  • The Bears average 80.5 points per game against the Crusaders’ 71.5, amounting to nine points over the matchup’s total of 143.
  • These two teams surrender a combined 136 points per game, seven points less than this contest’s over/under.
  • The Bears have seen a 149 average over/under in their games this season, six points more than the over/under in this contest.
  • Crusaders games have an over/under of 139 points this season, four points fewer than the total points bet for this contest.

Head to Head

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
3/7/2020 Missouri State Neutral Court -2.5 139.5 -145 +119 Conference Tournament 89-82 VALPO
2/25/2020 Valparaiso Valparaiso -1 142 -115 -107 Regular Season 89-74 VALPO
1/23/2020 Missouri State Missouri State -4 140.5 -187 +153 Regular Season 67-60 MO ST
1/29/2019 N/A Valparaiso N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 55-54 MO ST
1/5/2019 N/A Missouri State N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 82-66 VALPO

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