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Missouri could be one of the next wave of states to legalize sports betting. Missouri State Representative Wes Rogers (D-Kansas City) said there’s bipartisan support for several bills that could legalize sports betting in Missouri. “In a really good sports gambling bill, you would include both the brick and mortar sports books at the casinos and the mobile platform,” Rogers said.
Lawmakers told FOX4 that there are bills in both the Missouri and Kansas state legislatures, but the odds favor Missouri passing a bill this year over Kansas.
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#11 Michigan State vs Indiana (+4) – 8:30 PM
The Michigan State Spartans (14-4) hit the road tonight to take on the Indiana Hoosiers (14-4). Michigan State saw their eight-game winning streak snap 11 days ago against Purdue but they rebounded with a win against Wisconsin 67-55 in their last outing. Indiana has won three of their last four games, including an 82-74 win over Nebraska in their last game.
Michigan State was the preseason #1 but they have had some struggles at times this season that saw them drop as low as #16. The Spartans have been a very good team on both sides of the ball this season. Michigan State is 32nd in points per game thanks to shooting 46.3% from the field and 74.6% from the line. They are even an above average three-point shooting team as they rank 156th. The Spartan defense has been just as impressive as they are 55th in points allowed per game and 11th in both FG% and 3PT% allowed.
Indiana has quietly put together a solid season as well. The Hoosiers have big wins over Florida State and Ohio State and their losses have all come against double-digit winning Power 5 teams. Indiana is 93rd in points per game. They are a lot better shooting inside the arc (85th) than from behind it (314th). Indiana has also struggled from the line as they are shooting just 68.2% (232nd). The Hoosier defense has been pretty good this season as they are 98th in points allowed per game. They are 106th in opponent FG% and 108th in opponent 3PT%.
Indiana has done well against tough opponents this season. At home, the Hoosiers will give the Spartans all they can handle and then some. While their numbers aren’t as good as Michigan State’s, Indiana is solid on both sides of the ball as well. Big Ten games tend to be low-scoring battles and the lower the scoring is in this game, the more it should favor the Hoosiers. Indiana should make this a very close game and I wouldn’t even be surprised to see them pull the upset in this one. Take the Hoosiers plus the points as the formula sees them losing this game by just two points (71-69).