Missouri State Bears visit Tulsa Golden Hurricane in NCAA Basketball wagering battle
Missouri State Bears vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane Odds
The Missouri State Bears will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Golden Hurricane in Tulsa at Reynolds Center on Wednesday in college basketball action.
Tulsa battles the Bears, currently sitting with a 2-5 mark (1-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 1-0 for the Golden Hurricane and 0-0 for the Bears.
The Golden Hurricane were listed as 6-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 67-ranked Golden Hurricane and the No. 142-rated Bears in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 74-68 win for the Golden Hurricane on Wednesday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Tulsa's No. 89 nationally ranked offense (73.1 points per game) against a Bears defense that sits as the No. 116 at 63.1 PPG. The Golden Hurricane have been averaging 46.5% from the field, more than the Bears have managed so far this season (39% on average).
Defensively, Missouri State features the nation's No. 142-rated defense on the road, allowing 68 points per game. Tulsa, meanwhile, comes in at No. 87 nationally in scoring at home.
Missouri State lost its last outing, a 72-52 result against Oral Roberts on December 1. The Bears were hammered by Oral Roberts on Saturday, losing by a 72-52 final at JQH Arena in college basketball betting action.
Last time out for Tulsa, they were an 86-60 loser as they battled Wichita State on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 15.5-point underdog. Tulsa was run off the court by the Shockers on Wednesday as Wichita State routed them 86-60 at Charles Koch Arena.
Missouri State Bears Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Oklahoma State are 2-1
After playing Oral Roberts are 2-2
After a loss are 3-7
Tulsa Golden Hurricane Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing TCU are 8-2
After playing Wichita State are 8-2
After a loss are 6-4
A few Bears at Golden Hurricane trends to consider:
Missouri State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Tulsa
Missouri State is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Missouri State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Tulsa is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Missouri State
Tulsa is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Missouri State
Tulsa is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games at home
Tulsa is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
Missouri State at Oklahoma State, Saturday, December 8
Tulsa home to TCU, Saturday, December 8