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SEC Tournament - LSU Tigers vs Mississippi State Bulldogs College Basketball Betting Preview

The Mississippi State Bulldogs host LSU on Wednesday, looking to build on their 15-15 mark against the 10-20 Tigers in college basketball betting action at Bridgestone Arena.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, Mississippi State sat as -5-point favorites over at MyBookie. Also, check out the current over/under betting total for points scored, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline

LSU Tigers vs Mississippi State Bulldogs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Mississippi State Bulldogs battles the LSU Tigers, currently sitting with a 10-20 mark (11-18 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals betting, are 15-12 for the Mississippi State Bulldogs and 21-8 for the LSU Tigers.

The Bulldogs - Tigers odds would favor the Bulldogs if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Mississippi State is rated No. 210 in the current Odds Shark poll, while LSU is at No. 313.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Mississippi State has the nation's No. 153-rated offensive output, at 72.87 PPG. The visiting LSU Tigers defense ranks No. 253 allowing on average 83.1 PPG. The Bulldogs FG% has averaged 44.5% so far, less than the Mississippi State Tigers marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.41% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Skylar Mays scored 15 points in a futile effort to lead the Tigers to a win (they lost 88-76 to Mississippi State at Humphrey Coliseum on Saturday).

Betting Trends
  • LSU is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • LSU is 1-16 SU in its last 17 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of LSU's last 5 games
  • LSU is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Mississippi State
  • Mississippi State is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Mississippi State is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
  • Mississippi State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing LSU
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Mississippi State's last 5 games when playing LSU