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Rebels open as college hoops underdog vs Bulldogs

Mississippi State BulldogsMississippi Rebels
Jan 18, 9:00 PM | Tad Smith Coliseum

Mississippi State Bulldogs vs Mississippi Rebels Odds

15-3TEAM RECORD11-6

The visiting Bulldogs hope to send their backers to the pay window on Wednesday as they look to cover the spread at Tad Smith Coliseum against the Mississippi Rebels.

The Rebels bring a 11-6 record (5-8-2 ATS) to this tilt against the 15-3 Bulldogs, who are 10-7 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Mississippi go 6-9 so far and the Bulldogs go 8-9.

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Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Bulldogs listed as 2.5-point favorites

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 47-rated Mississippi State taking on the No. 58-rated Rebels in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 77-69 win for the Bulldogs on Wednesday.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Mississippi's No. 220-ranked offense, averaging 66 PPG, against a Bulldogs defense that ranks No. 106 at 64.1 PPG. The Rebels field goal percentage has averaged 41.9% so far, less than the Bulldogs marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.8% per game.

Defensively, Mississippi State features the nation's No. 172-rated defense on the road, allowing 71 points per game. Mississippi, meanwhile, comes in at No. 287 nationally in scoring at home.

Mississippi State was a 56-52 winner in its last match at home against Alabama. They covered the 1.5-point spread as underdogs. Arnett Moultrie scored 25 points and helped out with 13 rebounds for Mississippi State on Saturday, leading the Bulldogs to a 56-52 victory over Alabama at Humphrey Coliseum.

In their last action, Mississippi was a 69-68 loser on the road against Auburn. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as favorites. Jarvis Summers scored 22 points in a futile effort to lead the Rebels to a win (they lost 69-68 to Auburn at Auburn Arena on Saturday).

Mississippi State Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Vanderbilt are 7-3
After playing Alabama are 7-3
After a win are 8-2

Mississippi Rebels Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Georgia are 5-5
After playing Auburn are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

A few Bulldogs at Rebels trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Mississippi State's last 7 games on the road
Mississippi State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Mississippi State is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Mississippi
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Mississippi State's last 6 games when playing on the road against Mississippi
Mississippi is 15-1 SU in its last 16 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Mississippi's last 7 games when playing Mississippi State
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Mississippi's last 6 games when playing at home against Mississippi State
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Mississippi's last 6 games

Next up:
Mississippi State at Vanderbilt, Saturday, January 21
Mississippi at Georgia, Saturday, January 21

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