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NCAA hoops odds preview - Mississippi vs. Mississippi State

Mississippi RebelsMississippi State Bulldogs
March 2, 5:00 PM | Humphrey Coliseum

Mississippi Rebels vs Mississippi State Bulldogs Odds

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Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Humphrey Coliseum Saturday as host Mississippi State looks to handle the Mississippi Rebels in NCAA hoops action.

This season, the Bulldogs are 7-20 overall and 8-15 ATS ATS, while the Rebels are 21-7 and 12-10-1 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Mississippi State boasts a 11-11 on the OU, and Mississippi is 14-8.

View Mississippi vs Mississippi State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Bulldogs were listed as 12-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bulldogs sit at No. 316 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Rebels sit at No. 41 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Rebels will win this game 81-58.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Mississippi State's No. 253-rated squad against Mississippi's No. 20-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Mississippi State rates No. 323 in the country with 4.4 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 77 nationally with 7.1 per match.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Mississippi owns the country's No. 279-rated mark, allowing 74 points per game on the highway. Mississippi State, on the other hand, rates No. 338 in scoring at home.

Mississippi won its last outing, an 82-73 result against Texas A&M on February 27. They earned a push in that game as a 9-point favorite. The Rebels grabbed an 82-73 win over the Aggies on Wednesday, behind an 18 -point effort from Marshall Henderson at Tad Smith Coliseum.

Mississippi State lost its last outing, an 85-55 result against Kentucky on February 27. They failed to cover in that game as a 21.5-point underdog. Mississippi State was run off the court by the Wildcats on Wednesday as Kentucky routed them 85-55 at Rupp Arena.

Mississippi Rebels Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Alabama are 5-5
After playing Texas A&M are 1-0
After a win are 7-3

Mississippi State Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing South Carolina are 6-4
After playing Kentucky are 8-2
After a loss are 0-10

A few Rebels at Bulldogs trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Mississippi's last 5 games when playing on the road against Mississippi State
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Mississippi's last 7 games on the road
Mississippi is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Mississippi is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Mississippi State is 14-1 SU in its last 15 games when playing at home against Mississippi
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Mississippi State's last 5 games when playing at home against Mississippi
Mississippi State is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Mississippi
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Mississippi State's last 7 games at home

Next up:
Mississippi home to Alabama, Tuesday, March 5
Mississippi State at South Carolina, Wednesday, March 6