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NCAA hoops odds preview - Auburn vs. Mississippi State

Auburn TigersMississippi State Bulldogs
March 9, 5:30 PM | Humphrey Coliseum

Auburn Tigers vs Mississippi State Bulldogs Odds

9-21TEAM RECORD8-21

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Mississippi State vs Auburn battle Saturday at Humphrey Coliseum as the Bulldogs look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Mississippi State will face the 9-21 Tigers, who own a 12-16 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Bulldogs are 12-12 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Tigers are 13-9 favoring the OVER.

View Auburn vs Mississippi State Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Bulldogs at No. 320 and the Tigers at No. 257 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 62-56 result in favor of the Tigers.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Mississippi State's No. 319-ranked offense, averaging 60.1 PPG, against a Tigers defense that ranks No. 229 at 68.5 PPG. The Bulldogs field goal percentage has averaged 40.1% so far, less than the Tigers marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.9% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Auburn owns the country's No. 216-rated mark, allowing 71.3 points per game on the highway. Mississippi State, on the other hand, rates No. 336 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Auburn, they were an 82-75 loser as they battled Tennessee at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 5-point underdog. Auburn got 24 points from Frankie Sullivan but lost anyway, 82-75, to Tennessee on Wednesday at Auburn Arena.

Mississippi State was a 79-72 loser in their most recent outing on the road against South Carolina. They covered the 9-point spread as underdogs. Craig Sword scored 20 points in a futile effort to lead the Bulldogs to a win (they lost 79-72 to South Carolina at Colonial Life Arena on Wednesday).

Auburn Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
After playing Tennessee are 4-6
After a loss are 1-9

Mississippi State Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
After playing South Carolina are 4-6
After a loss are 1-9

A few Tigers at Bulldogs trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Auburn's last 6 games when playing on the road against Mississippi State
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Auburn's last 9 games on the road
Auburn is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Auburn is 3-8-3 ATS in its last 14 games when playing on the road against Mississippi State
Mississippi State is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Auburn
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Mississippi State's last 6 games when playing at home against Auburn
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Mississippi State's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Mississippi State's last 13 games when playing Auburn