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College basketball point spread favors Rebels in battle with Bulldogs

Mississippi State BulldogsMississippi Rebels
13-5January 25, 2014, 04:00 | Tad Smith Coliseum13-5

College basketball wagering interest will be high on Saturday when the Bulldogs of Mississippi State hit the hard court against the Rebels of Mississippi.

The Bulldogs will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 4-6 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Rebels are 5-9 ATS. Mississippi State is 9-1 against the total, while Mississippi is 8-6 versus the number.

View Mississippi State Bulldogs vs Mississippi Rebels Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 12-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

This game puts the Rebels, most recently No. 95 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Bulldogs, who rate No. 299 in the latest survey.

Mississippi State was an 82-74 winner in their most recent outing at home against Auburn. They covered the 2.5-point spread as underdogs. Roquez Johnson scored 18 points leading the Bulldogs to an 82-74 victory over Auburn at Humphrey Coliseum on Wednesday.

Mississippi was a 63-52 winner in its last match on the road against Vanderbilt. They covered the 1-point spread as favorites. Jarvis Summers scored 16 points leading the Rebels to a 63-52 victory over Vanderbilt at Memorial Gymnasium on Wednesday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Mississippi's No. 39 nationally ranked offense (77.78 points per game) against a Bulldogs defense that sits as the No. 110 at 68.61 PPG. The Rebels have been averaging 42.75% from the field, less than the Bulldogs have managed so far this season (45.73% on average).

A few Bulldogs at Rebels trends to consider:
Mississippi State is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Mississippi State's last 5 games
Mississippi State is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Mississippi State is 2-13 SU in its last 15 games on the road
Mississippi is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Mississippi is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Mississippi's last 7 games
Mississippi is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next up:
Mississippi State home to Florida, Thursday, January 30th
Mississippi at Tennessee, Wednesday, January 29th