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Missouri State Bears vs Miami Hurricanes 11/21/2019 Picks, Odds and Predictions

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Missouri State Bears vs Miami Hurricanes 11-21-2019 Picks Odds and Predictions

Missouri State Bears vs Miami Hurricanes 11/21/2019 – The Miami Hurricanes are on a three-game winning streak and will look to secure their fourth straight victory as they host the Missouri State Bears. The visiting team had a disheartening loss in their last game to cut their streak to two and a win here will boost give them back the confidence by entering the winner’s column again. This match will be held at the TD Arena in Charleston, South Carolina at 11:30 am Eastern Time this Thursday, November 21. The TV rights are owned by ESPNU and viewing the live stream is available at SofaScore.  Betting College Basketball Today has the Hurricanes prevailing over the Bears.

Missouri State Bears vs Miami Hurricanes 11/21/2019

When: Thursday, November 21, 11:30 AM ET
Where: TD Arena, Charleston, South Carolina
TV: ESPNU
Stream: SofaScore

Missouri State Bears vs Miami Hurricanes 11/21/2019

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Missouri State +7.5 (-110) 130.5 o (-110) +289
Miami -7.5 (-110) 130.5 u (-110) -331
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Missouri State Bears

Missouri State Bears suffered a 3-point loss against Xavier. It seemed that the Bears have a hard time closing out games as it also happened against Little Rock Trojans during their opening game where they lost by one point. In other games against Alabama State Hornets and Cleveland State Vikings, they had a good lead early on and en route to the victory. Looking at their losses, Keandre Cook was below his usual self. Against Xavier, he only had 13 points and four rebounds. Tulio Da Silva was underwhelming with only four points and four rebounds. But the positive note was Tyrik Dizon who stepped up with 12 points, six rebounds and two assists. Against the Hurricanes, they need to have Cook and Lamont West leading the way and try to jump to an early start since they need to still learn how to close tight games.

Players to Watch:  K. Cook (17.8 PPG, 5.3 RPG, 1 SPG), L.West (10.8 PPG, 2.3 RPG, 1 APG), T. Da Silva (8.3 PPG, 8 RPG, 1 APG).

Miami Hurricanes

Miami has been on a good groove winning against Quinnipiac Bobcats, Central Florida Knights and Florida Atlantic Owls. In all of their wins, their closest winning margin was 9 points and the largest was 28. The Hurricanes are on a roll with Kameron McGusty looking like a good NBA prospect in the early going. In their last game, he had 22 points, three rebounds and three assists. Chis Lykes and Dejan Vasijevic are consistent players that back up McGusty and they combined for 25 points in their previous match. The three players are the core that Missouri State needs to prevent from gaining a good start.

Players to Watch: K. McGusty (14.8 PPG, 4.5 RPG, 2 APG, 1 SPG), C. Lykes (14 PPG, 2.3 RPG, 2.8 APG, 1.5 SPG), D. Vasiljevic (13.3 PPG, 5.3 RPG, 2.3 APG).

Missouri State Bears vs Miami Hurricanes Betting Predictions

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Missouri State Bears

Bears are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Missouri State’s last 5 games.
Missouri State is 2-5 SU in their last 7 games.
Bears are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Atlantic Coast conference.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Missouri State’s last 5 games played in November.

Miami Hurricanes

Miami is 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games.
Hurricanes are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games.
Miami is 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Missouri Valley conference.
Miami is 15-3 SU in their last 18 games played in November.
Hurricanes are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games played on a Thursday.

Missouri State Bears vs Miami Hurricanes Betting Picks

With the way the Miami Hurricanes are playing, they are the better pick to win this game according to Online Sportsbook. In all the three wins, the trio of McGusty, Vasiljevic and Lykes are getting better with their chemistry the more they play together. On the other hand, KeAndre Cook should find a way to create problems for the opposing team. If he gets his groove, the game will be much tighter.

Moneyline: The safer bet here is the Miami Hurricanes as they are given the -331 moneyline. A win by the Bears will be a +289.

ATS: It is only a spread of 7.5 given to both teams with Missouri at the losing end of the stick at -7.5 

TOTALS: Both teams are expected to go to 130 totals with Miami going under while Bears are over.

Score Prediction: 70-63 Hurricanes.