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Point spread favors Lobos in battle with Bears

Missouri State BearsNew Mexico Lobos
Dec 3, 10:00 PM | The Pit

Missouri State Bears vs New Mexico Lobos Odds

4-1TEAM RECORD5-2

The visiting Bears hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at The Pit against the New Mexico Lobos.

The Lobos bring a 5-2 record (4-2 ATS) to this tilt against the 4-1 Bears, who are 2-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed New Mexico go 3-3 so far and the Bears go 1-2.

View Missouri State vs New Mexico Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Lobos as 6.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 43-rated Missouri State taking on the No. 75-rated Lobos in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 80-78 win for the Bears on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bears rank No. 112 in NCAA Division 1 with 37.6 per game. That compares with New Mexico’s No. 70 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where New Mexico is college basketball's No. 87-ranked team at 7.3 per game, while the Bears rate No. 71 with 7.6 per game.

Defensively, Missouri State features the nation's No. 27-rated defense on the road, allowing 53.3 points per game. New Mexico, meanwhile, comes in at No. 197 nationally in scoring at home.

Missouri State was a 68-63 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Oral Roberts. Missouri State got 22 points from Kyle Weems but lost anyway, 68-63, to Oral Roberts on Wednesday at Mabee Center.

New Mexico won its last outing, a 65-41 result against Idaho State on November 30. They covered in that game as a 22.5-point favorite. The Lobos blew out Idaho State on Wednesday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 65-41 win at The Pit.

Missouri State Bears Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Oklahoma State are 2-0
After playing Oral Roberts are 2-1
After a loss are 8-2

New Mexico Lobos Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

A few Bears at Lobos trends to consider:
New Mexico is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
New Mexico is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Missouri State home to Oklahoma State, Wednesday, December 7
New Mexico at USC, Saturday, December 10

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