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South Carolina GamecocksMississippi State Bulldogs
Jan 9, 8:00 PM | Humphrey Coliseum

South Carolina Gamecocks vs Mississippi State Bulldogs Odds

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Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Humphrey Coliseum Wednesday as host Mississippi State looks to handle the South Carolina Gamecocks in NCAA hoops action.

Mississippi State battles the Gamecocks, currently sitting with a 10-3 mark (5-4 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 2-5 for the Bulldogs and 2-3 for the Gamecocks.

View South Carolina vs Mississippi State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 1.5-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:
This game puts the Bulldogs, most recently No. 198 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Gamecocks, who rate No. 215 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 72-67 victory for the Gamecocks.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Gamecocks is ranked No. 52 in NCAA hoops at 38.8 per game. Contrast that with Mississippi State’s No. 99 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Mississippi State is the No. 324-ranked team in the country at 4.2 per game, while South Carolina rates No. 174 at 6.2 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, South Carolina owns the country's No. 155-rated mark, allowing 69.3 points per game on the highway. Mississippi State, on the other hand, rates No. 227 in scoring at home.

Last time out for South Carolina, they were an 80-69 winner as they battled South Carolina State at home. South Carolina got 16 points from Lakeem Jackson en route to an 80-69 victory over South Carolina State on Saturday at Colonial Life Arena.

Mississippi State won its last outing, a 97-46 result against New Orleans on January 3. The Bulldogs blew out New Orleans on Thursday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 97-46 win at Humphrey Coliseum.

South Carolina Gamecocks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Auburn are 5-5
After playing South Carolina State are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

Mississippi State Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Georgia are 8-2
After playing New Orleans are 3-1
After a win are 3-7

A few Gamecocks at Bulldogs trends to consider:
South Carolina is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Mississippi State
South Carolina is 3-18 SU in its last 21 games on the road
Mississippi State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing South Carolina
Mississippi State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Mississippi State's last 8 games when playing South Carolina
Mississippi State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against South Carolina

Next up:
South Carolina home to Auburn, Saturday, January 12
Mississippi State at Georgia, Saturday, January 12