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Mississippi State Bulldogs vs Florida Gators Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

Florida GatorsMississippi State Bulldogs
Jan 26, 8:00 PM | Humphrey Coliseum

Florida Gators vs Mississippi State Bulldogs Odds

15-2TEAM RECORD7-10

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

The Gators will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 10-4 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Bulldogs are 5-8 ATS. Florida is 6-6 against the total, while Mississippi State is 5-7 versus the number.

View Florida vs Mississippi State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Bulldogs installed as 19.5-point underdogs in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Bulldogs, most recently No. 238 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Gators, who rate No. 1 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 85-59 victory for the Gators.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Mississippi State's No. 160-rated squad against Florida's No. 145-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Mississippi State rates No. 318 in the country with 4.5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 29 nationally with 8.1 per match.

Defensively, Florida features the nation's No. 4-rated defense on the road, allowing 54.7 points per game. Mississippi State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 287 nationally in scoring at home.

Florida was a 64-47 winner in its last match on the road against Georgia. They covered the 15.5-point spread as favorites. Florida got 17 points from Scottie Wilbekin en route to a 64-47 victory over Georgia on Wednesday at Stegeman Coliseum.

Mississippi State was a 96-70 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Arkansas. They failed to cover the 14.5-point spread as underdogs. Mississippi State was run off the court by the Razorbacks on Wednesday as Arkansas routed them 96-70 at Bud Walton Arena.

Florida Gators Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing South Carolina are 8-2
After playing Georgia are 3-7
After a win are 8-2

Mississippi State Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Texas A&M are 1-0
After playing Arkansas are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few Gators at Bulldogs trends to consider:
Florida is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Florida's last 7 games on the road
Florida is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Mississippi State
Florida is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Mississippi State
Mississippi State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Florida
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Mississippi State's last 8 games when playing Florida
Mississippi State is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games at home
Mississippi State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Florida

Next up:
Florida home to South Carolina, Wednesday, January 30
Mississippi State home to Texas A&M, Wednesday, January 30