Oklahoma State Cowboys vs Missouri State Bears Preview
Missouri State Bears vs Oklahoma State Cowboys Odds
The Oklahoma State Cowboys host Missouri State on Saturday, looking to build on their 6-1 mark against the 2-6 Bears in college hoops action at Gallagher-Iba Arena.
The Cowboys bring a 6-1 record (4-3 ATS) to this tilt against the 2-6 Bears, who are 1-3 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Oklahoma State go 2-4 so far and the Bears go 0-1.
The visitors opened as 18-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 24 (Cowboys) and the No. 142 (Bears) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 74-63 result in favor of the Cowboys has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bears rank No. 187 in NCAA Division 1 with 34.9 per game. That compares with Oklahoma State’s No. 117 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Oklahoma State is college basketball's No. 221-ranked team at 5.6 per game, while the Bears rate No. 194 with 5.9 per game.
Defensively, Missouri State features the nation's No. 106-rated defense on the road, allowing 65.7 points per game. Oklahoma State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 200 nationally in scoring at home.
Missouri State lost its last outing, a 61-42 result against Tulsa on December 5. They failed to cover in that game as a 5-point underdog. The Bears endured a 61-42 loss at the hands of the Golden Hurricane on Wednesday, despite a 11-point effort from Drew Wilson at Reynolds Center.
In their last action, Oklahoma State was a 61-49 winner at home against South Florida. They covered the 10.5-point spread as favorites. Oklahoma State got 15 points from Marcus Smart en route to a 61-49 victory over South Florida on Wednesday at Gallagher-Iba Arena.
Missouri State Bears Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Valparaiso are 1-0
After playing Tulsa are 7-3
After a loss are 2-8
Oklahoma State Cowboys Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Central Arkansas are 1-0
After a win are 4-6
A few Bears at Cowboys trends to consider:
Missouri State is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Missouri State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Oklahoma State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Oklahoma State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Missouri State home to Valparaiso, Saturday, December 15
Oklahoma State home to Central Arkansas, Sunday, December 16