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Bulldogs open as college hoops underdog vs Tigers

Mississippi State BulldogsLSU Tigers
13-12February 19, 2014, 08:00 | Pete Maravich Assembly Center15-9

The LSU Tigers will try to cover the spread at Pete Maravich Assembly Center on Wednesday when they get a visit from the Mississippi State Bulldogs in NCAA basketball action.

The Bulldogs will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 7-9-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Tigers are 7-11-2 ATS. Mississippi State is 10-7 on the totals; LSU is 12-7-1.

View Mississippi State Bulldogs vs LSU Tigers Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with LSU in this one found them as -15-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

The Tigers - Bulldogs odds would favor the Tigers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. LSU is rated No. 114 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Mississippi State is at No. 302.

In their last action, Mississippi State was a 92-82 loser on the road against Auburn. They covered the 10.5-point spread as underdogs. Mississippi State suffered a 92-82 loss against Auburn on Saturday, getting 18 points from Trivante Bloodman in a losing effort at Auburn Arena.

LSU was an 81-70 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Arkansas. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as underdogs. LSU got 20 points and 16 rebounds from Johnny O'Bryant III in a losing cause in their 81-70 loss to Arkansas on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature LSU's No. 8-rated squad against Mississippi State's No. 208-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, LSU rates No. 102 in the country with 6.58 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 240 nationally with 4.6 per match.

Next up:
Mississippi State home to Arkansas, Saturday, February 22nd
LSU at Kentucky, Saturday, February 22nd