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Tennessee Volunteers vs Mississippi State Bulldogs in college hoops odds

Mississippi State BulldogsTennessee Volunteers
Feb 26, 6:00 PM | Thompson-Boling Arena

Mississippi State Bulldogs vs Tennessee Volunteers Odds

14-13TEAM RECORD17-11

The Mississippi State Bulldogs will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Volunteers in Tennessee at Thompson-Boling Arena on Saturday in college basketball action.

Supporters of the Bulldogs have watched them go 14-13 and 7-13-2 ATS on the year, while the Volunteers are at 17-11 and 12-13 ATS. In totals betting, the Volunteers are 11-14, while the Bulldogs have a 11-9-1 mark.

View Mississippi State vs Tennessee Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Volunteers installed as 11-point favorites in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Volunteers sit at No. 21 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Bulldogs sit at No. 157 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Volunteers will win this game 73-68.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Tennessee's No. 123 nationally ranked offense (70.8 points per game) against a Bulldogs defense that sits as the No. 230 at 69.8 PPG. The Volunteers have been averaging 43.3% from the field, almost the same as the Bulldogs have managed so far this season (43.3% on average).

Defensively, Mississippi State features the nation's No. 295-rated defense on the road, allowing 76.5 points per game. Tennessee, meanwhile, comes in at No. 116 nationally in scoring at home.

Mississippi State lost its last outing, an 84-82 result against LSU on February 23. They failed to cover in that game as a 9-point favorite. Mississippi State suffered an 84-82 loss against LSU on Wednesday, getting 24 points from Renardo Sidney in a losing effort at Humphrey Coliseum.

Tennessee won its last outing, a 60-51 result against Vanderbilt on February 22. They covered in that game as a 6-point underdog. Tennessee got 19 points from Scotty Hopson en route to a 60-51 victory over Vanderbilt on Tuesday at Memorial Gymnasium.

Mississippi State Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Arkansas are 8-2
After playing LSU are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5

Tennessee Volunteers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing South Carolina are 7-3
After playing Vanderbilt are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

A few Bulldogs at Volunteers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Mississippi State's last 12 games on the road
Mississippi State is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Mississippi State is 2-10 SU in its last 12 games on the road
Mississippi State is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Tennessee
Tennessee is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Mississippi State
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Tennessee's last 12 games
Tennessee is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Mississippi State
Tennessee is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next up:
Mississippi State at Arkansas, Wednesday, March 2
Tennessee at South Carolina, Thursday, March 3