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Tennessee VolunteersMississippi State Bulldogs
16-11February 26, 2014, 08:00 | Humphrey Coliseum13-14



The Mississippi State Bulldogs will be trying to slam the Tennessee Volunteers on Wednesday when the teams tip off at Humphrey Coliseum in college betting action.

This season, the Bulldogs are 13-14 overall and 9-9-1 ATS, while the Volunteers are 16-11 and 12-12-1 ATS. As for the totals, Mississippi State boasts a 11-8 on the OU, and Tennessee is 12-13.

View Tennessee Volunteers vs Mississippi State Bulldogs Odds and Stats.

On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Mississippi State sat as 8.5-point underdogs over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Bulldogs rated this week at No. 303 and the Volunteers sitting at No. 71.

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Tennessee lost its last outing, a 68-65 result against Texas A&M on February 22. They failed to cover in that game as a 4.5-point favorite. Jordan McRae scored 20 points in a futile effort to lead the Volunteers to a win (they lost 68-65 to Texas A&M at Reed Arena on Saturday).

Mississippi State was a 73-69 loser in their most recent outing at home against Arkansas. They covered the 6-point spread as underdogs. Colin Borchert scored 21 points in a futile effort to lead the Bulldogs to a win (they lost 73-69 to Arkansas at Humphrey Coliseum on Saturday).

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Volunteers is ranked No. 21 in NCAA hoops at 38.74 per game. Contrast that with Mississippi State’s No. 204 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Mississippi State is the No. 236-ranked team in the country at 4.63 per game, while Tennessee rates No. 163 at 5.7 per game.

Next up:
Tennessee home to Vanderbilt, Saturday, March 1st
Mississippi State at Missouri, Saturday, March 1st

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