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Mississippi State Bulldogs vs Kentucky Wildcats Preview

Kentucky WildcatsMississippi State Bulldogs
Feb 21, 9:00 PM | Humphrey Coliseum

Kentucky Wildcats vs Mississippi State Bulldogs Odds


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

The Bulldogs sport records of 19-8 and 12-14 ATS heading into this battle, while the Wildcats have 26-1 and 11-15 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 14-12 for the Bulldogs and 9-15-1 for the Wildcats.

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Betting Line:
The Bulldogs are listed as 10.5-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 79-rated Bulldogs and the No. 2-ranked Wildcats, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 88-75 result in favor of the Wildcats.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Mississippi State's No. 59-rated squad against Kentucky's No. 17-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Mississippi State rates No. 95 in the country with 7 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 215 nationally with 5.7 per match.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Kentucky owns the country's No. 3-rated mark, allowing 55.5 points per game on the highway. Mississippi State, on the other hand, rates No. 91 in scoring at home.

Kentucky was a 77-62 winner in their most recent outing at home against Mississippi. They failed to cover the 20.5-point spread as favorites. The Wildcats got 16 points from Doron Lamb as Kentucky ran past Mississippi 77-62 on Saturday at Rupp Arena.

In their last action, Mississippi State was a 65-55 loser on the road against Auburn. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as favorites. Arnett Moultrie scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Bulldogs to a win (they lost 65-55 to Auburn at Auburn Arena on Saturday).

Kentucky Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Vanderbilt are 7-3
After playing Mississippi are 5-5
After a win are 10-0

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

A few Wildcats at Bulldogs trends to consider:
Kentucky is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Kentucky's last 12 games on the road
Kentucky is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Mississippi State
Mississippi State is 15-1 SU in its last 16 games at home
Mississippi State is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Mississippi State's last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Mississippi State's last 6 games when playing Kentucky

Next up:
Kentucky home to Vanderbilt, Saturday, February 25
Mississippi State at Alabama, Saturday, February 25