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NCAAB betting line favors Mountaineers over Bears

Missouri State BearsWest Virginia Mountaineers
Dec 22, 8:00 PM | Orleans Arena

Missouri State Bears vs West Virginia Mountaineers Odds


College hoops betting interest focuses on the West Virginia vs Missouri State battle Thursday at Orleans Arena as the Mountaineers look to defend home court and cover the NCAAB point spread.

The game is being played at Orleans Arena, which makes it technically a neutral site match.

The Mountaineers bring a 8-2 record (5-2 ATS) to this tilt against the 7-3 Bears, who are 2-4 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed West Virginia go 3-4 so far and the Bears go 4-2.

View Missouri State vs West Virginia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Mountaineers installed as 4.5-point favorites in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Mountaineers at No. 37 and the Bears at No. 58 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 80-78 result in favor of the Mountaineers.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature West Virginia's No. 37-rated squad against Missouri State's No. 136-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, West Virginia rates No. 252 in the country with 5.3 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 139 nationally with 6.6 per match.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Missouri State owns the country's No. 25-rated mark, allowing 59.2 points per game on the highway. West Virginia, on the other hand, rates No. 87 in scoring at home.

Missouri State was a 66-53 winner in their most recent outing at home against Texas A&M C.C.. Missouri State earned a 66-53 victory over Texas A&M C.C. on Monday, getting 13 points from Caleb Patterson at JQH Arena.

West Virginia was a 72-53 winner in its last match at home against Tennessee Tech. They covered the 16–point spread as favorites. Kevin Jones scored 25 points and added 14 rebounds for a double-double, leading West Virginia over Tennessee Tech, 72-53, on Monday at WVU Colliseum.

Missouri State Bears Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
After playing Texas A&M C.C. are 1-0
After a win are 7-3

West Virginia Mountaineers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

A few Bears at Mountaineers trends to consider:
West Virginia is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games

Next up:
Missouri State at St. Mary's, Friday, December 23
West Virginia home to Baylor, Friday, December 23