New Orleans Privateers visit Mississippi State Bulldogs in NCAA Basketball wagering battle
New Orleans Privateers vs Mississippi State Bulldogs Odds
Mississippi State will look to improve on its 4-7 record on Thursday when they host New Orleans in NCAA basketball odds action at Humphrey Coliseum.
The Bulldogs currently sports a 4-7 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 4-4 ATS. The Privateers are 3-8 and 0-0 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Bulldogs produce a 2-5 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Privateers have gone 0-0 against the number.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bulldogs sit at No. 245 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Privateers sit at No. 312 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Bulldogs will win this game 63-62.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Mississippi State's No. 309 nationally ranked offense (60 points per game) against a Privateers defense that sits as the No. 327 at 76 PPG. The Bulldogs have been averaging 39.5% from the field, less than the Privateers have managed so far this season (45.1% on average).
Defensively, New Orleans features the nation's No. 338-rated defense on the road, allowing 83 points per game. Mississippi State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 295 nationally in scoring at home.
New Orleans lost its last outing, a 67-51 result against Boise State on December 23. New Orleans got 15 points from Lovell Cook but lost anyway, 67-51, to Boise State on Sunday at Orleans Arena.
Mississippi State was a 59-57 loser in its last match at home against Alabama A&M. The Bulldogs endured a 59-57 loss at the hands of the Bulldogs on Sunday, despite a 14-point effort from Craig Sword at Humphrey Coliseum.
Mississippi State Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing South Carolina are 5-5
After playing Alabama A&M are 3-1
After a loss are 5-5
A few Privateers at Bulldogs trends to consider:
Mississippi State is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games at home
Mississippi State is 6-14 SU in its last 20 games
New Orleans at Butler, Saturday, January 5
Mississippi State home to South Carolina, Wednesday, January 9