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Mississippi State Bulldogs vs Massachusetts Minutemen NIT Betting Matchup Report

Massachusetts MinutemenMississippi State Bulldogs
March 13, 7:00 PM | Humphrey Coliseum

Massachusetts Minutemen vs Mississippi State Bulldogs Odds

22-11TEAM RECORD21-11

Humphrey Coliseum features a college basketball clash between the host Mississippi State Bulldogs and the visiting Massachusetts Minutemen in NIT betting action on Tuesday.

The Bulldogs bring a 21-11 record (14-17 ATS) to this tilt against the 22-11 Minutemen, who are 16-13-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Mississippi State go 16-14-1 so far and the Minutemen go 17-12-1.

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Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 7.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 102 (Bulldogs) and the No. 58 (Minutemen) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 77-76 result in favor of the Minutemen has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Mississippi State's No. 93-ranked offense, averaging 71.3 PPG, against a Minutemen defense that ranks No. 287 at 71.9 PPG. The Bulldogs field goal percentage has averaged 45.5% so far, more than the Minutemen marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.3% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Massachusetts owns the country's No. 280-rated mark, allowing 74.3 points per game on the highway. Mississippi State, on the other hand, rates No. 102 in scoring at home.

Massachusetts was an 84-80 loser in its last match on the road against St. Bonaventure. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. Massachusetts suffered an 84-80 loss against St. Bonaventure on Saturday, getting 20 points from Terrell Vinson in a losing effort at Boardwalk Hall.

Mississippi State lost its last outing, a 71-61 result against Georgia on March 8. They failed to cover in that game as a 5.5-point favorite. Jalen Steele scored 19 points in a futile effort to lead the Bulldogs to a win (they lost 71-61 to Georgia at New Orleans Arena on Thursday).

Massachusetts Minutemen Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
After playing St. Bonaventure are 4-6
After a loss are 8-2

Mississippi State Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
After playing Georgia are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4

A few Minutemen at Bulldogs trends to consider:
Massachusetts is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Mississippi State is 16-3 SU in its last 19 games at home
Mississippi State is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
Mississippi State is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games

 

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