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Nov 29, 8:05 PM | JQH Arena

Alcorn State Braves vs Missouri State Bears Odds

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The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Missouri State and Alcorn State on Thursday, with the host Bears trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Bears are 2-4 so far on the season, and 1-2 ATS vs. the number. The Braves, meanwhile, are 2-5 and 0-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Missouri State go 0-0 and the Braves go 0-0 on the totals.

View Alcorn State vs Missouri State Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bears - Braves odds would favor the Bears if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Missouri State is rated No. 23 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Alcorn State is at No. 138. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 69-59 win for the Bears.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Missouri State has the nation's No. 208-rated offensive output, at 66.8 PPG. The visiting Braves defense ranks No. 169 allowing on average 66 PPG. The Bears FG% has averaged 40.6% so far, more than the Braves marksmen have achieved on the year, 39.1% per game.

Defensively, Alcorn State features the nation's No. 138-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.5 points per game. Missouri State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 238 nationally in scoring at home.

Alcorn State lost its last outing, a 60-42 result against Mississippi State on November 27. Alcorn State suffered a 60-42 loss against Mississippi State on Tuesday, getting 12 points from Anthony Evans in a losing effort at Humphrey Coliseum.

Missouri State was a 62-61 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Southern Methodist. They covered the 4-point spread as underdogs. The Bears got 20 points from Anthony Downing, but it was Southern Methodist that prevailed in a 62-61 final on Sunday at Puerto Vallarta ICC.

Missouri State Bears Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-3
Before playing Oral Roberts are 2-1
After playing Southern Methodist are 0-2
After a loss are 4-6

A few Braves at Bears trends to consider:
Missouri State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
Missouri State is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games

Next up:
Alcorn State home to Jacksonville State, Saturday, December 1
Missouri State home to Oral Roberts, Saturday, December 1

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