missouri st under
Illinois State vs. Missouri State,
02/10/2019 16:00 EDT,
Score: 65 - 66
Total: -105/+133 Under
*4 Star Play Under* Missouri State changed the way they played a few games ago. Dana Ford is a defensive-minded coach, and he was unhappy with the defense this team was playing. They started slowing things down dramatically and focusing on taking care of the ball and working hard on defense. It is working very well. Missouri State has won 4 of their last 5 games.
What has happened with their tempo? Missouri State is averaging 67 possessions per game for the year, but none of their last five games have finished with a pace of anything faster than 58 possessions in regulation. That's as dramatic of a pace change as you'll see in the middle of the season. Those five games have all finished at 124 points or lower.
Missouri State is using up more than 20 seconds of the shot clock on average in the MVC.
Illinois State has slowed down a bit of late, and the RedBirds have played three straight games that have finished under this total.
Illinois State is 3rd in the MVC in defensive efficiency. Missouri State is first. The two teams are 5th and 6th in offensive efficiency.
Take the under here.