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Mississippi State Bulldogs visit Vanderbilt Commodores in NCAAB hoops battle

Mississippi State BulldogsVanderbilt Commodores
Jan 21, 7:00 PM | Memorial Gymnasium

Mississippi State Bulldogs vs Vanderbilt Commodores Odds


The Vanderbilt Commodores host Mississippi State on Saturday, looking to build on their 14-4 mark against the 15-4 Bulldogs in college hoops action at Memorial Gymnasium.

Vanderbilt battles the Bulldogs, currently sitting with a 15-4 mark (10-8 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 5-9 for the Commodores and 9-9 for the Bulldogs.

View Mississippi State vs Vanderbilt Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 7-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Commodores rated this week at No. 41 and the Bulldogs sitting at No. 47. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 79-78 result in favor of the Commodores.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Vanderbilt has the nation's No. 58-rated offensive output, at 74.6 PPG. The visiting Bulldogs defense ranks No. 117 allowing on average 64.7 PPG. The Commodores FG% has averaged 46.7% so far, more than the Bulldogs marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.3% per game.

Defensively, Mississippi State features the nation's No. 201-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.8 points per game. Vanderbilt, meanwhile, comes in at No. 112 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Mississippi State, they were a 75-68 loser as they battled Mississippi on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 2-point favorite. Mississippi State suffered a 75-68 loss against Mississippi on Wednesday, getting 17 points from Renardo Sidney in a losing effort at Tad Smith Coliseum.

Last time out for Vanderbilt, they were a 69-59 winner as they battled Alabama on the road. They covered in the match as a 5-point underdog. John Jenkins scored 20 points leading the Commodores to a 69-59 victory over Alabama at Coleman Coliseum on Thursday.

Mississippi State Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing LSU are 6-4
After playing Mississippi are 7-3
After a loss are 8-2

Vanderbilt Commodores Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Tennessee are 6-4
After playing Alabama are 8-2
After a win are 8-2

A few Bulldogs at Commodores trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Mississippi State's last 8 games on the road
Mississippi State is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games on the road
Mississippi State is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Vanderbilt
Vanderbilt is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Vanderbilt is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Vanderbilt's last 7 games when playing Mississippi State
Vanderbilt is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Mississippi State

Next up:
Mississippi State home to LSU, Wednesday, January 25
Vanderbilt home to Tennessee, Tuesday, January 24