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Mississippi favored by -1 against Mississippi State on Saturday

Mississippi RebelsMississippi State Bulldogs
10-4January 11, 2014, 04:00 | Humphrey Coliseum10-4

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

The Bulldogs bring a 10-4 record (1-5 ATS) to this tilt against the 10-4 Rebels, who are 3-7 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Mississippi State go 5-1 so far and the Rebels go 5-5.

View Mississippi Rebels vs Mississippi State Bulldogs Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as -1-point favorites 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 matches up the No. 210 (Bulldogs) and the No. 79 (Rebels) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

In their last action, Mississippi was a 65-62 winner at home against Auburn. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as favorites. Mississippi earned a 65-62 victory over Auburn on Thursday, getting 16 points from Derrick Millinghaus at Tad Smith Coliseum.

Last time out for Mississippi State, they were an 85-63 loser as they battled Kentucky on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 19-point underdog. Mississippi State was crushed on Wednesday, getting blown out by Kentucky and falling by an 85-63 score at Rupp Arena.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Rebels is ranked No. 96 in NCAA hoops at 37.21 per game. Contrast that with Mississippi State’s No. 194 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Mississippi State is the No. 242-ranked team in the country at 4.36 per game, while Mississippi rates No. 27 at 8.14 per game.

A few Rebels at Bulldogs trends to consider:
Mississippi is 16-5 SU in its last 21 games
Mississippi is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Mississippi is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Mississippi State
Mississippi is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing Mississippi State
Mississippi State is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Mississippi State is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games at home
Mississippi State is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Mississippi
Mississippi State is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing Mississippi

Next up:
Mississippi home to LSU, Wednesday, January 15th
Mississippi State at Alabama, Wednesday, January 15th