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Tennessee Volunteers Home to Mississippi State Bulldogs in NCAA Basketball Betting

The Tennessee Volunteers will hit the floor running against the away Mississippi State Bulldogs Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost betting bankrolls by covering the point spread in the process.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the Mississippi State Bulldogs before tip-off in this one found them as 5-point underdogs over at Bovada earlier.

Mississippi State Bulldogs vs Tennessee Volunteers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Tennessee Volunteers battles the Mississippi State Bulldogs, currently sitting with a 12-5 mark (9-5 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals betting, are 7-9 for the Tennessee Volunteers and 8-6 for the Mississippi State Bulldogs.

The Tennessee Volunteers sit at No. 171 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Mississippi State Bulldogs sit at No. 18 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Tennessee has the nation's No. 84-rated offensive output, at 77.06 PPG. The visiting Mississippi State Bulldogs defense ranks No. 75 allowing on average 68.06 PPG. The Volunteers FG% has averaged 44.12% so far, less than the Tennessee Bulldogs marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.98% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Lamar Peters scored 25 points in a futile effort to lead the Bulldogs to a win (they lost 88-81 to Kentucky at Humphrey Coliseum on Tuesday).

Tennessee got 15 points from Lamonte Turner but lost anyway, 80-69, to Mississippi on Tuesday at The Pavilion at Ole Miss.

Betting Trends
  • Mississippi State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Mississippi State is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • Mississippi State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Mississippi State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Tennessee is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Tennessee is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Tennessee is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Mississippi State
  • Tennessee is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Mississippi State

Next Betting Matchups

Mississippi State home to Missouri, Wednesday, January 25th
Tennessee at Kentucky, Tuesday, January 24th