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SEC Tournament - NCAA hoops odds preview - Mississippi State vs. Vanderbilt

Mississippi State BulldogsVanderbilt Commodores
13-18March 12, 2014, 09:25 | Georgia Dome15-15

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Georgia Dome Wednesday as host Vanderbilt looks to handle the Mississippi State Bulldogs in NCAA hoops action.

The Commodores currently sports a 15-15 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 14-13-2 ATS. The Bulldogs are 13-18 and 10-12-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Commodores produce a 6-21-2 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Bulldogs have gone 13-10 against the number.View Mississippi State Bulldogs vs Vanderbilt Commodores Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with Vanderbilt in this one found them as -7-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 272-ranked Commodores and the No. 329-rated Bulldogs in this matchup.

In their last action, Mississippi State was a 74-62 loser at home against South Carolina. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as favorites. The Bulldogs got 19 points from Craig Sword, but it was South Carolina that prevailed in a 74-62 final on Saturday at Humphrey Coliseum.

Vanderbilt was a 65-62 loser in its last match on the road against Mississippi. They covered the 6-point spread as underdogs. Dai-Jon Parker went off for 25 points and added 4 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Mississippi handed Vanderbilt a 65-62 defeat at Tad Smith Coliseum.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Bulldogs is ranked No. 215 in NCAA hoops at 32.81 per game. Contrast that with Vanderbilt’s No. 142 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Vanderbilt is the No. 127-ranked team in the country at 6.1 per game, while Mississippi State rates No. 238 at 4.55 per game.

A few Bulldogs at Commodores trends to consider:
Mississippi State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Mississippi State's last 13 games
Mississippi State is 1-1-3 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Vanderbilt
Mississippi State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Vanderbilt
Vanderbilt is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Vanderbilt is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Vanderbilt's last 5 games
Vanderbilt is 1-6-3 ATS in its last 10 games when playing Mississippi State