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Mississippi State Bulldogs vs South Alabama Jaguars Preview

South Alabama JaguarsMississippi State Bulldogs
Nov 12, 1:00 PM | Humphrey Coliseum

South Alabama Jaguars vs Mississippi State Bulldogs Odds

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The Mississippi State Bulldogs will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the South Alabama Jaguars at Humphrey Coliseum on Saturday in NCAAB play.

The Bulldogs bring a 1-1 record (0-2 ATS) to this tilt against the 0-0 Jaguars, who are 0-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Mississippi State go 1-1 so far and the Jaguars go 0-0.

View South Alabama vs Mississippi State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Bulldogs as 17-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Bulldogs, most recently No. 137 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Jaguars, who rate No. 268 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 36-34 victory for the Bulldogs.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Jaguars is ranked No. 234 in NCAA hoops at 0 per game. Contrast that with Mississippi State’s No. 61 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Mississippi State is the No. 129-ranked team in the country at 5 per game, while South Alabama rates No. 232 at 0 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, South Alabama owns the country's No. 1-rated mark, allowing 0 points per game on the highway. Mississippi State, on the other hand, rates No. 103 in scoring at home.

Last time out for South Alabama, they were an 82-68 loser as they battled Arkansas-Little Rock at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 2-point underdog. Tim Williams scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Jaguars to a win (they lost 82-68 to Arkansas-Little Rock at Summit Arena on Saturday).

Mississippi State was a 68-58 loser in its last match at home against Akron. They failed to cover the 8.5–point spread as favorites. The Bulldogs endured a 68-58 loss at the hands of the Zips on Wednesday, despite a 13-point effort from Dee Bost at Humphrey Coliseum.

South Alabama Jaguars Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Mobile are 2-0
After playing Arkansas-Little Rock are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

Mississippi State Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
After playing Akron are 1-0
After a loss are 6-4

A few Jaguars at Bulldogs trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of South Alabama's last 5 games on the road
South Alabama is 6-16 SU in its last 22 games on the road
South Alabama is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Mississippi State
Mississippi State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against South Alabama
Mississippi State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing South Alabama
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Mississippi State's last 7 games
Mississippi State is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next up:
South Alabama home to Mobile, Wednesday, November 16
Mississippi State home to Texas A&M, Thursday, November 17

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