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Mississippi State Bulldogs vs Tigers College Hoops Game Preview

Mississippi State BulldogsAuburn Tigers
13-11February 15, 2014, 01:30 | Auburn Arena11-11

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Mississippi State when they take on the Auburn Tigers on Saturday in college hoops betting action.

The Bulldogs will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 6-9-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Tigers are 10-8 ATS. Mississippi State is 9-7 on the totals; Auburn is 9-7.

View Mississippi State Bulldogs vs Auburn Tigers Odds and Stats.

Auburn opened as -8.5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

The Tigers - Bulldogs odds would favor the Tigers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Auburn is rated No. 183 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Mississippi State is at No. 299.

Auburn was a 64-56 loser in their most recent outing at home against Kentucky. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as underdogs. Auburn got 26 points from Chris Denson on the way to a 64-56 loss against Kentucky on Wednesday at Auburn Arena.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Bulldogs is ranked No. 209 in NCAA hoops at 33.21 per game. Contrast that with Auburn’s No. 142 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Auburn is the No. 169-ranked team in the country at 5.64 per game, while Mississippi State rates No. 239 at 4.58 per game.

A few Bulldogs at Tigers trends to consider:
Mississippi State is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Mississippi State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Mississippi State's last 5 games
Mississippi State is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Auburn is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Auburn is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Auburn's last 7 games
Auburn is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games at home

Next up:
Mississippi State at LSU, Wednesday, February 19th
Auburn at Florida, Wednesday, February 19th