South Carolina Gamecocks vs Missouri State Bears Preview
Missouri State Bears vs South Carolina Gamecocks Odds
Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Missouri State when they take on the South Carolina Gamecocks on Saturday in college hoops betting action.
This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at Puerto Vallarta ICC.
The Gamecocks bring a 3-1 record (2-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 2-2 Bears, who are 0-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed South Carolina go 1-0 so far and the Bears go 0-0.
Bettors looking to back visiting Missouri State before tip-off in this one found them as 1-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 93-rated Missouri State taking on the No. 276-rated Gamecocks in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 79-75 win for the Bears on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits South Carolina's No. 58-ranked offense, averaging 77.5 PPG, against a Bears defense that ranks No. 51 at 58.5 PPG. The Gamecocks field goal percentage has averaged 45.8% so far, more than the Bears marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.6% per game.
Defensively, Missouri State features the nation's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 0 points per game. South Carolina, meanwhile, comes in at No. 116 nationally in scoring at home.
Missouri State was an 82-49 winner in its last match at home against Malone. The battle between the Bears and Pioneers didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Malone was handed an 82-49 defeat on Wednesday at JQH Arena.
South Carolina was a 65-53 loser in its last match at home against Elon. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as favorites. The Gamecocks endured a 65-53 loss at the hands of the Phoenix on Wednesday, despite a 14-point effort from Lakeem Jackson at Colonial Life Arena.
Missouri State Bears Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
After a win are 4-6
South Carolina Gamecocks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 10-0
After playing Elon are 0-2
After a loss are 1-9
A few Bears at Gamecocks trends to consider:
South Carolina is 5-16 SU in its last 21 games
Missouri State home to Alcorn State, Thursday, November 29
South Carolina at St. John's, Thursday, November 29