Vanderbilt favored by 3.5 against Mississippi State on Saturday
Vanderbilt Commodores vs Mississippi State Bulldogs Odds
Vanderbilt travels to Mississippi State on Saturday, hoping to boost its 10-15 record with a victory over the Bulldogs.
Mississippi State battles the Commodores, currently sitting with a 10-15 mark (13-10 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 10-10 for the Bulldogs and 6-15 for the Commodores.
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Mississippi State Bulldogs as 3.5-point underdogs in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bulldogs - Commodores odds would favor the Commodores if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Mississippi State is rated No. 304 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Vanderbilt is at No. 153. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 61-54 win for the Commodores.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Commodores rank No. 284 in NCAA Division 1 with 32.2 per game. That compares with Mississippi State’s No. 230 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Mississippi State is college basketball's No. 320-ranked team at 4.5 per game, while the Commodores rate No. 47 with 7.6 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Vanderbilt owns the country's No. 57-rated mark, allowing 63.9 points per game on the highway. Mississippi State, on the other hand, rates No. 330 in scoring at home.
Vanderbilt lost its last outing, a 74-70 result against Kentucky on February 20. They covered in that game as a 11-point underdog. Kedren Johnson scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Commodores to a win (they lost 74-70 to Kentucky at Rupp Arena on Wednesday).
Mississippi State lost its last outing, a 64-56 result against Alabama on February 20. They covered in that game as a 15-point underdog. The Bulldogs endured a 64-56 loss at the hands of the Crimson Tide on Wednesday, despite a 15-point effort from Jalen Steele at Coleman Coliseum.
Vanderbilt Commodores Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Georgia are 4-6
After playing Kentucky are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6
Mississippi State Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Kentucky are 5-5
After playing Alabama are 5-5
After a loss are 0-10
A few Commodores at Bulldogs trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Vanderbilt's last 5 games when playing on the road against Mississippi State
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Vanderbilt's last 6 games on the road
Vanderbilt is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Mississippi State
Vanderbilt is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Mississippi State's last 8 games when playing Vanderbilt
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Mississippi State's last 5 games when playing at home against Vanderbilt
Mississippi State is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Vanderbilt
Mississippi State is 6-0-2 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Vanderbilt
Vanderbilt home to Georgia, Wednesday, February 27
Mississippi State at Kentucky, Wednesday, February 27