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Mississippi State Bulldogs vs LSU Tigers Betting Preview

LSU TigersMississippi State Bulldogs
Jan 25, 8:00 PM | Humphrey Coliseum

LSU Tigers vs Mississippi State Bulldogs Odds

12-7TEAM RECORD16-4

Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Wednesday when the Mississippi State Bulldogs try to run the Tigers off the court at Humphrey Coliseum in college hoops action.

The Bulldogs bring a 16-4 record (11-8 ATS) to this tilt against the 12-7 Tigers, who are 10-6 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Mississippi State go 10-9 so far and the Tigers go 6-10.

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Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Bulldogs installed as 8.5-point favorites in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 50-ranked Bulldogs and the No. 31-rated Tigers in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 75-72 win for the Bulldogs on Wednesday.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Tigers is ranked No. 38 in NCAA hoops at 38.6 per game. Contrast that with Mississippi State’s No. 72 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Mississippi State is the No. 113-ranked team in the country at 6.8 per game, while LSU rates No. 237 at 5.5 per game.

Defensively, LSU features the nation's No. 109-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.4 points per game. Mississippi State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 118 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, LSU was a 76-64 loser on the road against Florida. They covered the 14.5-point spread as underdogs. Justin Hamilton scored 27 points for LSU on Saturday, but the Gators managed a 76-64 victory over the Tigers at Stephen O'Connell Center.

Mississippi State won its last outing, a 78-77 result against Vanderbilt on January 21. They covered in that game as a 7-point underdog. Dee Bost scored 24 points leading the Bulldogs to a 78-77 victory over Vanderbilt at Memorial Gymnasium on Saturday.

LSU Tigers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Kentucky are 6-4
After playing Florida are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

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

A few Tigers at Bulldogs trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LSU's last 5 games when playing on the road against Mississippi State
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LSU's last 6 games on the road
LSU is 5-13 SU in its last 18 games when playing on the road against Mississippi State
LSU is 6-19 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Mississippi State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Mississippi State is 15-3 SU in its last 18 games
Mississippi State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing LSU
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Mississippi State's last 5 games when playing LSU

Next up:
LSU home to Kentucky, Saturday, January 28
Mississippi State at Florida, Saturday, January 28

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