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Bulldogs open as college hoops underdog vs Aggies

Mississippi State BulldogsTexas A&M Aggies
13-8February 05, 2014, 09:00 | Reed Arena12-9

A key college battle sees the visiting Mississippi State Bulldogs travelling to Texas A&M Wednesday to take on the Aggies.

Supporters of the Bulldogs have watched them go 13-8 and 5-7-1 ATS on the year, while the Aggies are at 12-9 and 6-9 ATS. In totals betting, the Aggies are 5-10, while the Bulldogs have a 9-4 mark.

View Mississippi State Bulldogs vs Texas A&M Aggies Odds and Stats.

The Bulldogs were listed as 8-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 299-ranked Aggies and the No. 286-rated Bulldogs in this matchup.

In their last action, Mississippi State was a 55-49 loser on the road against Vanderbilt. They earned a push of the 6-point spread as underdogs. The Bulldogs got 16 points from Fred Thomas, but it was Vanderbilt that prevailed in a 55-49 final on Saturday at Memorial Gymnasium.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Texas A&M's No. 231-ranked offense, averaging 65.33 PPG, against a Bulldogs defense that ranks No. 98 at 68.29 PPG. The Aggies field goal percentage has averaged 42.9% so far, less than the Bulldogs marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.1% per game.

Next up:
Mississippi State home to Kentucky, Saturday, February 8th
Texas A&M at Georgia, Saturday, February 8th