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NCAA hoops odds preview - Florida vs. Mississippi State

Florida GatorsMississippi State Bulldogs
17-2January 30, 2014, 07:00 | Humphrey Coliseum13-6

Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Thursday when the Mississippi State Bulldogs try to run the Florida Gators off the court at Humphrey Coliseum in college hoops action.

Supporters of the Gators have watched them go 17-2 and 7-5-3 ATS on the year, while the Bulldogs are at 13-6 and 4-7 ATS. In totals betting, the Bulldogs are 9-2, while the Gators have a 5-9-1 mark.

View Florida Gators vs Mississippi State Bulldogs Odds and Stats.

The Gators were listed as -13-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 300-ranked Bulldogs and the No. 22-rated Gators in this matchup.

Last time out for Florida, they were a 67-41 winner as they battled Tennessee at home. They covered in the match as an 8.5-point favorite. The Gators blew out Tennessee on Saturday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 67-41 win at Stephen O'Connell Center.

Mississippi State was an 82-63 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Mississippi. They failed to cover the 11.5-point spread as underdogs. The Bulldogs endured an 82-63 loss at the hands of the Rebels on Saturday, despite a 13-point effort from I.J. Ready at Tad Smith Coliseum.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Mississippi State's No. 165 nationally ranked offense (70.89 points per game) against a Gators defense that sits as the No. 8 at 58.84 PPG. The Bulldogs have been averaging 45.45% from the field, less than the Gators have managed so far this season (46.27% on average).

A few Gators at Bulldogs trends to consider:
Florida is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Florida is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Florida is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games when playing Mississippi State
Florida is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Mississippi State
Mississippi State is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Mississippi State's last 6 games
Mississippi State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Mississippi State is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games when playing Florida

Next up:
Florida home to Texas A&M, Saturday, February 1st
Mississippi State at Vanderbilt, Saturday, February 1st