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Mississippi State Bulldogs vs Gamecocks College Hoops Game Preview

Mississippi State BulldogsSouth Carolina Gamecocks
March 6, 7:00 PM | Colonial Life Arena

Mississippi State Bulldogs vs South Carolina Gamecocks Odds

8-20TEAM RECORD13-16

The visiting Mississippi State Bulldogs hope to send their backers to the pay window on Wednesday as they look to cover the spread at Colonial Life Arena against the South Carolina Gamecocks.

This season, the Gamecocks are 13-16 overall and 11-14 ATS ATS, while the Bulldogs are 8-20 and 9-15 ATS against the number. As for the totals, South Carolina boasts a 8-13 on the OU, and Mississippi State is 11-12.

View Mississippi State vs South Carolina Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to go with the Gamecocks in this one found them listed as 9.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Bulldogs was expected to move the line.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Gamecocks rated this week at No. 226 and the Bulldogs sitting at No. 320. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 63-56 result in favor of the Gamecocks.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up South Carolina's No. 215 nationally ranked offense (66 points per game) against a Bulldogs defense that sits as the No. 246 at 69.5 PPG. The Gamecocks have been averaging 41.5% from the field, more than the Bulldogs have managed so far this season (39.7% on average).

Defensively, Mississippi State features the nation's No. 309-rated defense on the road, allowing 75.8 points per game. South Carolina, meanwhile, comes in at No. 193 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Mississippi State was a 73-67 winner at home against Mississippi. They covered the 12-point spread as underdogs. Mississippi State earned a 73-67 victory over Mississippi on Saturday, getting 21 points from Colin Borchert at Humphrey Coliseum.

South Carolina was a 74-56 loser in its last match on the road against Texas A&M. They failed to cover the 9-point spread as underdogs. The Gamecocks endured a 74-56 loss at the hands of the Aggies on Saturday, despite a 16-point effort from Michael Carrera at Reed Arena.

Mississippi State Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Auburn are 6-4
After playing Mississippi are 7-3
After a win are 3-7

South Carolina Gamecocks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Vanderbilt are 7-3
After a loss are 2-8

A few Bulldogs at Gamecocks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Mississippi State's last 8 games on the road
Mississippi State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against South Carolina
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Mississippi State's last 6 games when playing on the road against South Carolina
Mississippi State is 5-13 ATS in its last 18 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of South Carolina's last 9 games when playing Mississippi State
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of South Carolina's last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of South Carolina's last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of South Carolina's last 6 games when playing at home against Mississippi State

Next up:
Mississippi State home to Auburn, Saturday, March 9
South Carolina at Vanderbilt, Saturday, March 9