Missouri State vs UIC Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Thursday, March 2, 2023

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The UIC Flames’ (12-19, 4-16 MVC) MVC schedule includes Thursday’s matchup with the Missouri State Bears (16-14, 12-8 MVC) at Enterprise Center. It tips at 9:30 PM ET on ESPN+.

The Bears match up with the Flames in a game that Missouri State is currently a solid favorite by 8 points. The matchup’s over/under is 127.5.

Missouri State vs. UIC Odds

Point Spread for Missouri State vs. UIC

The spread for this matchup is set at 8 points, with oddsmakers listing Missouri State as the favorite.

Missouri State vs. UIC Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Missouri State has -390 odds to pick up the win, while UIC is listed at +308 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 127.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Thursday, March 2, 2023
  • Game Time: 9:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN+
  • Location: St. Louis, Missouri
  • Arena: Enterprise Center

Missouri State vs. UIC Betting Trends

Missouri State has played 29 games, with 14 wins against the spread. The Bears have been favorites in 18 games this season and have come away with the win 11 times (61.1%) in those contests. Missouri State’s games this year have hit the over on 11 of 30 set point totals.

UIC has played 30 games, with 17 wins, against the spread. The Flames have been the moneyline underdog 21 total times this season. They’ve gone 2-19 in those games. UIC has hit the over 53.3% of the time this season (16 of 30 games with a set point total).

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Missouri State vs. UIC Key Players to Watch

Missouri State

Jonathan Mogbo averages a team-best 7.0 rebounds per game. In addition, he’s recording 8.0 points and 1.4 assists, shooting 58.3% from the floor. Chance Moore posts 10.9 points, 3.9 rebounds and 0.6 assists per game. Defensively, he posts 0.8 steals and 0.5 blocked shots. Alston Mason posts 9.8 points, 2.3 rebounds and 2.7 assists per contest, shooting 39.0% from the floor and 31.9% from beyond the arc with 1.3 made 3-pointers per contest.


Jace Carter is No. 1 on the Flames in scoring (16.7 points per game) and assists (1.6), and produces 7.0 rebounds. He also averages 1.7 steals and 0.8 blocked shots. Toby Okani is No. 1 on the Flames in rebounding (7.1 per game), and puts up 11.1 points and 2.3 assists. He also posts 0.8 steals and 1.2 blocked shots. Trevante Anderson is posting a team-leading 3.6 assists per game. And he is delivering 13.2 points and 3.2 rebounds, making 36.9% of his shots from the field and 33.5% from 3-point range, with 1.9 treys per game. The Flames get 7.7 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game from Filip.

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What you need to know about the Missouri State Bears

Missouri State is 9-11-0 ATS in conference play this season. So far this season, the Bears are putting up 65.8 points per game (324th-ranked in college basketball) and ceding 63.7 points per contest (29th-ranked). Missouri State is pulling down 32.4 rebounds per game (140th-ranked in college basketball). It is ceding 28.5 rebounds per contest (44th-ranked).

With 8.0 threes per game, Missouri State ranks 109th in the country. It sports a 33.3% shooting percentage from beyond the arc, which ranks 239th in college basketball. The Bears are giving up 6.8 threes per game (127th-ranked in college basketball). They are allowing opponents to shoot 32.8% (112th-ranked) from downtown.

The Bears are 3-7 against the spread and 6-4 overall over their last 10 contests. Missouri State has hit the over in five of its last 10 games. In its last 10 games, Missouri State has been racking up 66.0 points per game, an average that’s slightly higher than the 65.8 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 season. The last 10 games have seen Missouri State concede 1.9 more points per game (65.6) than its season-long average (63.7).

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What you need to know about the UIC Flames

UIC’s conference games have gone over the point total 11 out of 20 times this year. Offensively the Flames are the 287th-ranked squad in the country (67.5 points per game). On defense they are 226th (71.5 points conceded per game). On the boards, UIC is 23rd-worst in the country in rebounds (28.3 per game). It is 22nd-worst in rebounds conceded (34.2 per game).

In 2022-23, UIC is 99th in the nation in 3-point makes (8.1 per game) and 243rd in 3-point percentage (33.2%). The Flames are 98th in the nation in 3-pointers allowed (6.6 per game) and 182nd in 3-point percentage defensively (33.9%).

The Flames have gone 3-7 in their past 10 contests, with a 6-2-2 record against the spread during that span. UIC has hit the over in six of its last 10 games. UIC is posting 68.5 points per game in its last 10 games, compared to its season average of 67.5. The Flames are allowing 73.7 points per game in their previous 10 games, which is 2.2 more points than they are allowing for the season (71.5).

Missouri State vs. UIC Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this matchup is Missouri State, and we expect that UIC will cover the spread (Missouri State -8). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 127.5 points.

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How to bet Missouri State vs. UIC

You can bet on Missouri State vs. UIC at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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