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Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans vs Missouri State Bears Betting Preview

Missouri State BearsArkansas-Little Rock Trojans
Dec 10, 5:30 PM | Stephens Center

Missouri State Bears vs Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans Odds


Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Stephens Center Saturday as host Arkansas-Little Rock looks to handle the Missouri State Bears in NCAAB action.

The Trojans sit at 3-6 (2-3 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Bears are currently 4-3 (2-3 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Arkansas-Little Rock is 1-4 OU, and Missouri State is 3-2 OU.

View Missouri State vs Arkansas-Little Rock Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Arkansas-Little Rock in this one will find them as 9-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 16-rated Missouri State taking on the No. 300-rated Trojans in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 73-62 win for the Bears on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Bears is ranked No. 138 in NCAA hoops at 36.4 per game. Contrast that with Arkansas-Little Rock’s No. 196 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Arkansas-Little Rock is the No. 292-ranked team in the country at 4.6 per game, while Missouri State rates No. 104 at 7 per game.

Defensively, Missouri State features the nation's No. 33-rated defense on the road, allowing 59 points per game. Arkansas-Little Rock, meanwhile, comes in at No. 154 nationally in scoring at home.

Missouri State lost its last outing, a 72-67 result against Oklahoma State on December 7. They failed to cover in that game as a 6.5-point favorite. Missouri State got 24 points and 12 rebounds from Kyle Weems in a losing cause in their 72-67 loss to Oklahoma State on Wednesday.

Arkansas-Little Rock was a 102-59 winner in its last match at home against Philander Smith. Arkansas-Little Rock cruised to victory on Tuesday, running Philander Smith out of the gym and running up a 102-59 score at Stephens Center.

Missouri State Bears Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
After playing Oklahoma State are 2-0
After a loss are 6-4

Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Oral Roberts are 2-2
After playing Philander Smith are 0-1
After a win are 4-6

A few Bears at Trojans trends to consider:
Arkansas-Little Rock is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Missouri State home to Kennesaw State, Saturday, December 17
Arkansas-Little Rock home to Oral Roberts, Monday, December 12