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Tulsa Golden Hurricane take on Bears in NCAA Basketball Betting

Missouri State looks to cover the Bears-Golden Hurricane pointspread on Sunday and improve its overall 3-5 mark when they host Tulsa in college basketball betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Tulsa Golden Hurricane opened as -5-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including MyBookie. The total was set to open a bit later (check out Bovada for the latest situation).

Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs Missouri State Bears Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Tulsa Golden Hurricane will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Sunday; they are 4-4 ATS against the betting line this season, while the Missouri State Bears are 4-3 ATS. Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 4-4 on betting the total; Missouri State Bears are 5-2.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Missouri State Bears rated this week at No. 284 and the Tulsa Golden Hurricane sitting at No. 128.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Missouri State's No. 196-ranked scoring average of 70 PPG, against a Tulsa Golden Hurricane defense rated No. 171 and allowing 72.11 PPG. The Missouri State Bears FG% has averaged 41.54% to date this season, less than the Tulsa Golden Hurricane shooters have managed so far (44.84% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Golden Hurricane got 24 points from Shaquille Harrison as Tulsa ran past Iona 90-81 on Tuesday at Reynolds Center.

The Bears got a 24-point performance from Camyn Boone, who added 24 rebounds, as Missouri State ran past IUPUI 88-74 on Thursday at JQH Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Tulsa is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tulsa's last 6 games
  • Tulsa is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Tulsa is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games on the road
  • Missouri State is 6-19 SU in its last 25 games
  • Missouri State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • Missouri State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Tulsa
  • Missouri State is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games when playing Tulsa

Next Betting Matchups

Tulsa at Oregon State, Saturday, December 19th
Missouri State at Oral Roberts, Wednesday, December 16th