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Mississippi State Bulldogs host Mississippi Rebels in college basketball action

Mississippi RebelsMississippi State Bulldogs
Feb 9, 7:00 PM | Humphrey Coliseum

Mississippi Rebels vs Mississippi State Bulldogs Odds

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The Mississippi State Bulldogs will hit the floor running against the visiting Mississippi Rebels Thursday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

Supporters of the Rebels have watched them go 14-8 and 9-9-2 ATS on the year, while the Bulldogs are at 18-5 and 11-11 ATS. In totals betting, the Bulldogs are 12-10, while the Rebels have a 10-10 mark.

View Mississippi vs Mississippi State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, Mississippi State sat as 7.5-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 72-ranked Bulldogs and the No. 52-rated Rebels in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 75-70 win for the Bulldogs on Thursday.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Rebels is ranked No. 12 in NCAA hoops at 39.9 per game. Contrast that with Mississippi State’s No. 63 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Mississippi State is the No. 90-ranked team in the country at 7 per game, while Mississippi rates No. 315 at 4.5 per game.

Defensively, Mississippi features the nation's No. 262-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.8 points per game. Mississippi State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 92 nationally in scoring at home.

Mississippi lost its last outing, a 69-67 result against Alabama on February 4. They covered in that game as a 10.5-point underdog. The Rebels endured a 69-67 loss at the hands of the Crimson Tide on Saturday, despite a 19-point effort from Nick Williams at Coleman Coliseum.

In their last action, Mississippi State was a 91-88 winner at home against Auburn. They failed to cover the 11.5-point spread as favorites. The Bulldogs grabbed a 91-88 win over the Tigers on Saturday, behind a 21-point effort from Arnett Moultrie at Humphrey Coliseum.

Mississippi Rebels Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Auburn are 6-4
After playing Alabama are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

Mississippi State Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Georgia are 6-4
After playing Auburn are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few Rebels at Bulldogs trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Mississippi's last 7 games on the road
Mississippi is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Mississippi is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Mississippi State
Mississippi is 1-13 SU in its last 14 games when playing on the road against Mississippi State
Mississippi State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Mississippi State is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games when playing at home against Mississippi
Mississippi State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Mississippi
Mississippi State is 17-4 SU in its last 21 games

Next up:
Mississippi home to Auburn, Saturday, February 11
Mississippi State home to Georgia, Saturday, February 11

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