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Tennessee Volunteers Face the Mississippi State Bulldogs: NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends

The Mississippi State Bulldogs will try to cover the point spread at Humphrey Coliseum on Saturday when they get a visit from the Tennessee Volunteers in NCAA basketball betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Bettors looking to go with the Mississippi State Bulldogs in this one found them listed as -2.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting odds menu at Bovada. Check for line moves and odds updates as money coming in on the Volunteers was expected to move the line.

Tennessee Volunteers vs Mississippi State Bulldogs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Mississippi State Bulldogs sport a record of 7-8 and 9-4 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Tennessee Volunteers have 8-8 and 8-6-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 7-6 for the Mississippi State Bulldogs and 9-5-1 for the Tennessee Volunteers.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Mississippi State Bulldogs rated this week at No. 118 and the Tennessee Volunteers sitting at No. 160.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Tennessee Volunteers rank No. 56 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 39.25 per game. That compares with Mississippi State’s No. 226 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Mississippi State is college basketball's No. 137-ranked team at 6.93 per game, while the Tennessee Volunteers rate No. 117 with 7.25 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Tennessee suffered a 81-72 loss against Georgia on Wednesday, getting 16 points from Kevin Punter in a losing effort at Stegeman Coliseum.

Mississippi State suffered a 80-74 loss against Kentucky on Tuesday, getting 20 points from Craig Sword in a losing effort at Rupp Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Tennessee is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tennessee's last 5 games
  • Tennessee is 13-4 ATS in its last 17 games on the road
  • Tennessee is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Mississippi State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • Mississippi State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Tennessee
  • Mississippi State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Tennessee
  • Mississippi State is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Tennessee

Next Betting Matchups

Tennessee home to Vanderbilt, Wednesday, January 20th
Mississippi State at Florida, Tuesday, January 19th