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NCAA Basketball betting line favors Bulldogs over Horned Frogs

TCU Horned FrogsMississippi State Bulldogs
4-3December 05, 2013, 07:00 | Humphrey Coliseum5-1

The TCU Horned Frogs will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Bulldogs in Mississippi State at Humphrey Coliseum on Thursday in college basketball action.

The Bulldogs currently sports a 5-1 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 0-2 ATS. The Horned Frogs are 4-3 and 3-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Bulldogs produce a 1-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Horned Frogs have gone 0-4 against the number.

View TCU Horned Frogs vs Mississippi State Bulldogs Odds and Stats.

On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Mississippi State sat as -6.5-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Bulldogs at No. 303 and the Horned Frogs at No. 270 heading into this contest.

Last time out for Mississippi State, they were a 65-64 winner as they battled Loyola of Chicago at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 9-point favorite. Craig Sword scored 24 points leading the Bulldogs to a 65-64 victory over Loyola of Chicago at Humphrey Coliseum on Sunday.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Horned Frogs is ranked No. 216 in NCAA hoops at 33.14 per game. Contrast that with Mississippi State’s No. 182 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Mississippi State is the No. 194-ranked team in the country at 5 per game, while TCU rates No. 238 at 4.14 per game.

A few Horned Frogs at Bulldogs trends to consider:
TCU is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
TCU is 6-19 SU in its last 25 games
TCU is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
TCU is 4-17 SU in its last 21 games on the road
Mississippi State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Mississippi State is 8-16 SU in its last 24 games
Mississippi State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
TCU home to Texas-Pan American, Sunday, December 15th
Mississippi State at Southeastern Louisiana, Friday, December 13th