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Mountaineers open as college hoops underdog vs Bulldogs

West Virginia MountaineersMississippi State Bulldogs
Dec 3, 9:00 PM | Humphrey Coliseum

West Virginia Mountaineers vs Mississippi State Bulldogs Odds


Humphrey Coliseum will host Bulldogs vs. Mountaineers action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAAB action.

Supporters of the Mountaineers have watched them go 4-1 and 2-1 ATS on the year, while the Bulldogs are at 7-1 and 5-3 ATS. In totals betting, the Bulldogs are 3-5, while the Mountaineers have a 0-3 mark.

View West Virginia vs Mississippi State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting West Virginia before tip-off in this one will find them as 2.5-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 135-rated Bulldogs and the No. 192-ranked Mountaineers, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 86-81 result in favor of the Mountaineers.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Mississippi State's No. 99 nationally ranked offense (73.2 points per game) against a Mountaineers defense that sits as the No. 76 at 61.4 PPG. The Bulldogs have been averaging 46.3% from the field, less than the Mountaineers have managed so far this season (48.6% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, West Virginia owns the country's No. 1-rated mark, allowing 0 points per game on the highway. Mississippi State, on the other hand, rates No. 157 in scoring at home.

Last time out for West Virginia, they were a 77-56 winner as they battled Akron at home. They covered in the match as a 10-point favorite. West Virginia cruised to victory on Monday, running Akron out of the gym and running up a 77-56 score at WVU Colliseum.

In their last action, Mississippi State was an 82-59 winner at home against North Texas. They covered the 18.5–point spread as favorites. The battle between the Bulldogs and Mean Green didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as North Texas was handed an 82-59 defeat on Sunday at Humphrey Coliseum.

West Virginia Mountaineers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
After a win are 4-6

Mississippi State Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Troy are 3-0
After a win are 7-3

A few Mountaineers at Bulldogs trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of West Virginia's last 9 games on the road
West Virginia is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
West Virginia is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Mississippi State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Mississippi State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Mississippi State's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Mississippi State's last 6 games at home

Next up:
West Virginia at Kansas State, Thursday, December 8
Mississippi State home to Troy, Saturday, December 10