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College basketball point spread favors Bulldogs in battle with Tigers

Auburn TigersMississippi State Bulldogs
8-7January 22, 2014, 08:00 | Humphrey Coliseum11-5

Auburn pays a visit to Mississippi State on Wednesday, hoping to send the Bulldogs to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Humphrey Coliseum.

Mississippi State will face the 8-7 Tigers, who own a 6-5 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Bulldogs are 7-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Tigers are 4-5 favoring the OVER.

View Auburn Tigers vs Mississippi State Bulldogs Odds and Stats.

The Tigers were listed as 1-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Bulldogs at No. 299 and the Tigers at No. 243 heading into this contest.

Auburn was a 68-61 loser in their most recent outing at home against Florida. They covered the 8-point spread as underdogs. Auburn suffered a 68-61 loss against Florida on Saturday, getting 21 points from Chris Denson in a losing effort at Auburn Arena.

In their last action, Mississippi State was an 81-72 winner at home against Texas A&M. They covered the 2.5-point spread as underdogs. Mississippi State got 23 points from Craig Sword en route to an 81-72 victory over Texas A&M on Saturday at Humphrey Coliseum.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Mississippi State's No. 168-ranked scoring average of 70.71 PPG, against a Tigers defense rated No. 158 and allowing 70.67 PPG. The Bulldogs FG% has averaged 45.53% to date this season, more than the Tigers shooters have managed so far (45.3% per game).

A few Tigers at Bulldogs trends to consider:
Auburn is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Auburn is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Auburn is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Auburn's last 5 games on the road
Mississippi State is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games
Mississippi State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Mississippi State is 2-7-1 ATS in its last 10 games when playing Auburn
Mississippi State is 17-7 SU in its last 24 games when playing Auburn

Next up:
Auburn at Arkansas, Saturday, January 25th
Mississippi State at Mississippi, Saturday, January 25th