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NCAA hoops odds preview - Old Dominion vs. Missouri State

Old Dominion MonarchsMissouri State Bears
Feb 18, 5:00 PM | JQH Arena

Old Dominion Monarchs vs Missouri State Bears Odds

17-11TEAM RECORD16-12

The Missouri State Bears will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the Monarchs at JQH Arena in NCAAB action.

This season, the Bears are 16-12 overall and 11-13 ATS ATS, while the Monarchs are 17-11 and 13-10-1 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Missouri State boasts a 13-11 on the OU, and Old Dominion is 13-10.

View Old Dominion vs Missouri State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Bears as 4.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bears sit at No. 63 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Monarchs sit at No. 41 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Bears will win this game 70-68.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Missouri State's No. 186-rated squad against Old Dominion's No. 10-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Missouri State rates No. 187 in the country with 6 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 245 nationally with 5.4 per match.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Old Dominion owns the country's No. 14-rated mark, allowing 59.9 points per game on the highway. Missouri State, on the other hand, rates No. 207 in scoring at home.

Old Dominion was an 81-64 winner in its last match at home against UNC Wilmington. They covered the 14.5-point spread as favorites. Old Dominion earned an 81-64 victory over UNC Wilmington on Tuesday, getting 23 points from Kent Bazemore at Ted Constant Center.

Missouri State lost its last outing, a 73-58 result against Wichita State on February 15. They failed to cover in that game as a 11-point underdog. The Bears endured a 73-58 loss at the hands of the Shockers on Wednesday, despite a 17-point effort from Anthony Downing at Charles Koch Arena.

Old Dominion Monarchs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Georgia State are 6-4
After playing UNC Wilmington are 8-2
After a win are 6-4

Missouri State Bears Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Indiana State are 4-6
After playing Wichita State are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

A few Monarchs at Bears trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Old Dominion's last 5 games on the road
Old Dominion is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Missouri State's last 6 games
Missouri State is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games at home
Missouri State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Missouri State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games

Next up:
Old Dominion at Georgia State, Wednesday, February 22
Missouri State home to Indiana State, Wednesday, February 22