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South Carolina Gamecocks host Mississippi State Bulldogs in college basketball action

Mississippi State BulldogsSouth Carolina Gamecocks
Feb 29, 8:00 PM | Colonial Life Arena

Mississippi State Bulldogs vs South Carolina Gamecocks Odds

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The Mississippi State Bulldogs will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Gamecocks in South Carolina at Colonial Life Arena on Wednesday in college basketball action.

The Bulldogs will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 13-15 ATS against the number this season, while the Gamecocks are 9-14 ATS. Mississippi State is 14-13-1 on the totals; South Carolina is 14-9.

View Mississippi State vs South Carolina Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with South Carolina in this one will find them as 1.5-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 274 (Gamecocks) and the No. 79 (Bulldogs) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 71-63 result in favor of the Bulldogs has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and South Carolina has the nation's No. 300-rated offensive output, at 61.6 PPG. The visiting Bulldogs defense ranks No. 175 allowing on average 66.8 PPG. The Gamecocks FG% has averaged 40.3% so far, less than the Bulldogs marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.6% per game.

Defensively, Mississippi State features the nation's No. 195-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.6 points per game. South Carolina, meanwhile, comes in at No. 313 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Mississippi State was a 67-50 loser on the road against Alabama. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as underdogs. Mississippi State got 14 points from Renardo Sidney but lost anyway, 67-50, to Alabama on Saturday at Coleman Coliseum.

In their last action, South Carolina was a 73-64 loser at home against Tennessee. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as underdogs. The Gamecocks got 19 points from Bruce Ellington, but it was Tennessee that prevailed in a 73-64 final on Saturday at Colonial Life Arena.

Mississippi State Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Arkansas are 9-1
After playing Alabama are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

South Carolina Gamecocks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Georgia are 3-7
After playing Tennessee are 5-5
After a loss are 2-8

A few Bulldogs at Gamecocks trends to consider:
Mississippi State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against South Carolina
Mississippi State is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Mississippi State is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of South Carolina's last 7 games when playing Mississippi State
The total has gone OVER in 7 of South Carolina's last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of South Carolina's last 6 games at home
South Carolina is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Mississippi State home to Arkansas, Saturday, March 3
South Carolina at Georgia, Saturday, March 3