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NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Bears underdogs vs Monarchs at Old Dominion

Missouri State BearsOld Dominion Monarchs
11-22November 08, 2013, 07:00 | Ted Constant Center5-25

Ted Constant Center will host Old Dominion Monarchs vs. Missouri State Bears action on Friday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.

The Monarchs sport a record of 5-25 and 9-18 ATS heading into this battle, while the Bears have 11-22 and 17-11 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 16-7 for the Monarchs and 13-11-1 for the Bears.

View Missouri State Bears vs Old Dominion Monarchs Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 1-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(.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 239-rated Monarchs and the No. 287-ranked Bears, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

In their last action, Missouri State was a 69-59 loser on the road against Wichita State. They covered the 13-point spread as underdogs. Marcus Marshall scored 25 points for Missouri State on Friday, but the Shockers managed a 69-59 victory over the Bears at Scottrade Center.

Old Dominion was an 81-74 winner in its last match on the road against Northeastern. They covered the 7.5-point spread as underdogs. The Monarchs grabbed an 81-74 win over the Huskies on Saturday, behind a 17-point effort from Richard Ross at Matthews Arena.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Bears is ranked No. 235 in NCAA hoops at 29.7 per game. Contrast that with Old Dominion’s No. 54 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Old Dominion is the No. 230-ranked team in the country at 4.6 per game, while Missouri State rates No. 187 at 5.42 per game.

A few Bears at Monarchs trends to consider:
Missouri State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Missouri State is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
Missouri State is 2-18 SU in its last 20 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Missouri State's last 10 games on the road
Old Dominion is 4-13 ATS in its last 17 games
Old Dominion is 4-21 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Old Dominion's last 11 games
Old Dominion is 1-8 ATS in its last 9 games at home

Next up:
Missouri State home to Tulsa, Saturday, November 16th
Old Dominion at Howard, Wednesday, November 13th