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College Basketball Matchup - Kentucky Wildcats Mississippi State Bulldogs Odds Preview

Mississippi State BulldogsKentucky Wildcats
10-3January 08, 2014, 08:00 | Rupp Arena10-3

The Kentucky Wildcats host Mississippi State on Wednesday, looking to build on their 10-3 mark against the 10-3 Bulldogs in college hoops action at Rupp Arena.

The Bulldogs will look to vanquish their hosts on Wednesday, as they are 1-4 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Wildcats are 5-5-1 ATS. Mississippi State is 4-1 against the total, while Kentucky is 6-5 versus the number.

View Mississippi State Bulldogs vs Kentucky Wildcats Odds and Stats.

The Wildcats were listed as -21.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

This game puts the Wildcats, most recently No. 29 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Bulldogs, who rate No. 210 in the latest survey.

Mississippi State was a 77-63 winner in its last match at home against MD-Eastern Shore. Mississippi State earned a 77-63 victory over MD-Eastern Shore on Thursday, getting 22 points from Colin Borchert at Humphrey Coliseum.

Kentucky won its last outing, a 73-66 result against Louisville on December 28. They covered in that game as a 3-point underdog. Kentucky got 18 points from Andrew Harrison en route to a 73-66 victory over Louisville on Saturday at Rupp Arena.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bulldogs rank No. 185 in NCAA Division 1 with 34.77 per game. That compares with Kentucky’s No. 6 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Kentucky is college basketball's No. 227-ranked team at 4.85 per game, while the Bulldogs rate No. 236 with 4.46 per game.

A few Bulldogs at Wildcats trends to consider:
Mississippi State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Mississippi State is 8-16 ATS in its last 24 games on the road
Mississippi State is 2-11 SU in its last 13 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Mississippi State's last 7 games on the road
Kentucky is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
Kentucky is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Kentucky is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Mississippi State
Kentucky is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Mississippi State

Next up:
Mississippi State home to Mississippi, Saturday, January 11th
Kentucky at Vanderbilt, Saturday, January 11th