Mississippi State Bulldogs vs Tigers College Hoops Game Preview

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Feb 16, 5:00 PM | Pete Maravich Assembly Center

Mississippi State Bulldogs vs LSU Tigers Odds

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Pete Maravich Assembly Center will host LSU Tigers vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.

The Tigers are 14-8 so far on the season, and 8-9 ATS vs. the number. The Bulldogs, meanwhile, are 7-16 and 7-12 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen LSU go 9-8 and the Bulldogs go 9-9 on the totals.

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Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 11.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 79-ranked Tigers and the No. 281-rated Bulldogs in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 70-58 win for the Tigers on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bulldogs rank No. 213 in NCAA Division 1 with 34 per game. That compares with LSU’s No. 31 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where LSU is college basketball's No. 77-ranked team at 7.1 per game, while the Bulldogs rate No. 322 with 4.4 per game.

Defensively, Mississippi State features the nation's No. 303-rated defense on the road, allowing 75.7 points per game. LSU, meanwhile, comes in at No. 121 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Mississippi State was a 78-36 loser at home against Missouri. They failed to cover the 12.5-point spread as underdogs. Mississippi State was run off the court by the Tigers on Wednesday as Missouri routed them 78-36 at Humphrey Coliseum.

LSU won its last outing, a 64-46 result against South Carolina on February 14. They covered in that game as a 1-point underdog. LSU got 30 points from Johnny O'Bryant III en route to a 64-46 victory over South Carolina on Thursday at Colonial Life Arena.

Mississippi State Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Alabama are 8-2
After playing Missouri are 1-1
After a loss are 2-8

LSU Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Tennessee are 4-6
After playing South Carolina are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

A few Bulldogs at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Mississippi State's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Mississippi State's last 10 games when playing on the road against LSU
Mississippi State is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against LSU
Mississippi State is 4-11 ATS in its last 15 games on the road
LSU is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games at home
LSU is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LSU's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LSU's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Mississippi State at Alabama, Wednesday, February 20
LSU at Tennessee, Tuesday, February 19