The Missouri State Bears (5-5) will be at home in JQH Arena when they challenge the Arkansas State Red Wolves (7-2). Tip-off is set for 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday, December 11, 2019.
Arkansas State Red Wolves at Missouri State Bears Odds Preview
The Red Wolves barely escaped the Tulsa Golden Hurricane in their last outing, 66-63. With 15 points and six rebounds, Arkansas State’s Marquis Eaton played well. The Red Wolves made 14 of their 17 free throws (82.4 percent) and had a turnover percentage of 16.0 (better than their season average of 18.2).
In the Bears’ last matchup, they blew out the Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils, 86-62. With 20 points on 7-for-11 shooting, Keandre Cook was the top scorer from either team. Missouri State played a flawless game. They had a solid free throw rate of 0.300 (above their season average of 0.228) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 32.3 (below their season average of 36.8). Mississippi Valley State was 0.102 and 14.6, respectively, for those same stats.
Half-court execution will be critical when two of the country’s slowest-paced teams clash. Missouri State ranks 280th in possessions per game (66.1) and Arkansas State is 284th (70.0) since last season.
The Red Wolves won the lone game against the Bears last season, 71-63. The Red Wolves played a nearly perfect game. They had a ridiculous free throw rate of 0.638 and an offensive rebounding percentage of 26.5. The Bears had marks of 0.438 and 18.2, respectively, for those same stats.
Arkansas State Red Wolves vs. Missouri State Bears Betting Prediction
Prediction: SU Winner – Missouri State, ATS Winner – Missouri State, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
Arkansas State ranks sixth in blocks allowed per game (3.1) while Missouri State ranks 104th (3.1).