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Volunteers face Mississippi State Bulldogs: NCAAB odds preview and stats

Tennessee VolunteersMississippi State Bulldogs
Jan 12, 9:00 PM | Humphrey Coliseum

Tennessee Volunteers vs Mississippi State Bulldogs Odds

8-7TEAM RECORD13-3

The Mississippi State Bulldogs will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Tennessee Volunteers at Humphrey Coliseum on Thursday in NCAAB play.

The Bulldogs are 13-3 so far on the season, and 9-6 ATS vs. the number. The Volunteers, meanwhile, are 8-7 and 7-5-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Mississippi State go 8-7 and the Volunteers go 5-6-2 on the totals.

View Tennessee vs Mississippi State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Mississippi State opened as 7.5-point favorites in this College Basketball tilt.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 48 (Bulldogs) and the No. 190 (Volunteers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 81-77 result in favor of the Bulldogs has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Mississippi State's No. 51 nationally ranked offense (75.6 points per game) against a Volunteers defense that sits as the No. 214 at 68.7 PPG. The Bulldogs have been averaging 47.4% from the field, more than the Volunteers have managed so far this season (46.5% on average).

Defensively, Tennessee features the nation's No. 228-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.2 points per game. Mississippi State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 95 nationally in scoring at home.

Tennessee was a 67-56 winner in their most recent outing at home against Florida. They covered the 7.5–point spread as underdogs. The Volunteers got 13 points from Kenny Hall as Tennessee ran past Florida 67-56 on Saturday at Thompson-Boling Arena.

Mississippi State was a 98-88 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Arkansas. They failed to cover the 1–point spread as underdogs. The Bulldogs wasted a 25-point performance from Deville Smith in losing to Arkansas 98-88 on Saturday at Bud Walton Arena.

Tennessee Volunteers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Kentucky are 5-5
After playing Florida are 9-1
After a win are 4-6

Mississippi State Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Alabama are 7-3
After playing Arkansas are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

A few Volunteers at Bulldogs trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Tennessee's last 17 games on the road
Tennessee is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Mississippi State
Tennessee is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Tennessee is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Mississippi State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Mississippi State is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games
Mississippi State is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Tennessee
Mississippi State is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing Tennessee

Next up:
Tennessee home to Kentucky, Saturday, January 14
Mississippi State home to Alabama, Saturday, January 14

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