Southern Methodist Mustangs vs Missouri State Bears Preview
Missouri State Bears vs Southern Methodist Mustangs Odds
The Southern Methodist Mustangs will be trying to slam the Missouri State Bears on Sunday when the teams tip off at Puerto Vallarta ICC in college betting action.
Puerto Vallarta ICC is the location for this game, which makes it a neutral-site matchup.
Southern Methodist will face the 2-3 Bears, who own a 0-2 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Mustangs are 0-0 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Bears are 0-0 favoring the OVER.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Mustangs - Bears odds would favor the Bears if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Southern Methodist is rated No. 184 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Missouri State is at No. 93. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 76-73 win for the Mustangs.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bears rank No. 139 in NCAA Division 1 with 36.6 per game. That compares with Southern Methodist’s No. 190 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Southern Methodist is college basketball's No. 252-ranked team at 5 per game, while the Bears rate No. 116 with 6.8 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Missouri State owns the country's No. 231-rated mark, allowing 74 points per game on the highway. Southern Methodist, on the other hand, rates No. 96 in scoring at home.
Missouri State lost its last outing, a 74-67 result against South Carolina on November 24. They failed to cover in that game as a 3-point underdog. Marcus Marshall scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Bears to a win (they lost 74-67 to South Carolina at Puerto Vallarta ICC on Saturday).
Southern Methodist was a 69-56 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Arkansas-Little Rock. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as favorites. Leroy Isler scored 15 points leading the Trojans to a 69-56 victory over Southern Methodist at Puerto Vallarta ICC on Saturday.
Missouri State home to Alcorn State, Thursday, November 29
Southern Methodist home to Utah, Wednesday, November 28