Arkansas Razorbacks host Mississippi State Bulldogs in college basketball action
Mississippi State Bulldogs vs Arkansas Razorbacks Odds
The Arkansas Razorbacks will hit the floor running against the visiting Mississippi State Bulldogs Wednesday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.
The Razorbacks currently sports a 11-6 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 3-5-1 ATS. The Bulldogs are 7-9 and 5-7 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Razorbacks produce a 3-4 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Bulldogs have gone 4-7 against the number.
The visitors opened as 13.5-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(.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Razorbacks rated this week at No. 104 and the Bulldogs sitting at No. 238. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 78-66 result in favor of the Razorbacks.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Arkansas's No. 14 nationally ranked offense (78.6 points per game) against a Bulldogs defense that sits as the No. 121 at 63.9 PPG. The Razorbacks have been averaging 45.7% from the field, more than the Bulldogs have managed so far this season (40.8% on average).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Mississippi State owns the country's No. 161-rated mark, allowing 69.3 points per game on the highway. Arkansas, on the other hand, rates No. 8 in scoring at home.
Last time out for Mississippi State, they were a 72-57 loser as they battled Tennessee on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 11.5-point underdog. Mississippi State suffered a 72-57 loss against Tennessee on Saturday, getting 15 points from Jalen Steele in a losing effort at Thompson-Boling Arena.
Arkansas was a 76-64 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Mississippi. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as underdogs. Arkansas got 16 points from Marshawn Powell but lost anyway, 76-64, to Mississippi on Saturday at Tad Smith Coliseum.
Mississippi State Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Florida are 5-5
After playing Tennessee are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4
Arkansas Razorbacks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing South Carolina are 4-6
After playing Mississippi are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6
A few Bulldogs at Razorbacks trends to consider:
Mississippi State is 3-9 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
Mississippi State is 4-13-1 ATS in its last 18 games when playing on the road against Arkansas
Mississippi State is 4-14 SU in its last 18 games when playing on the road against Arkansas
Mississippi State is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Arkansas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Arkansas is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
Arkansas is 14-4 SU in its last 18 games when playing at home against Mississippi State
Arkansas is 13-4-1 ATS in its last 18 games when playing at home against Mississippi State
Mississippi State home to Florida, Saturday, January 26
Arkansas at South Carolina, Saturday, January 26