Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Bulldogs versus the Gators? Tip off is at at 8:30 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on SECN. The game will be played at Exactech Arena in Gainesville, FL. The odds for this Southeastern conference game currently have Florida as the -3.5 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 155 points.

MISSISSIPPI STATE BULLDOGS VS FLORIDA GATORS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Florida Gators -3.5

This game will be played at Exactech Arena at 8:30 ET on Wednesday, January 24th.

WHY BET THE FLORIDA GATORS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-69 in favor of the Gators.
  • Not only will Florida pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -3.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 155 points, and we like the under with a projected 146 points.

Can the Bulldogs Pull the Upset on the Road?

Mississippi State enters this game with a record of 13-5 and a conference record of 2-3. On the road, the Bulldogs have gone 4-3, and they are currently on a two-game losing streak away from home.

On the season, Mississippi State has been the underdog in just two games, going 1-1 in those contests. So far, the Bulldogs have been favored in 16 games, going 12-4 in those matchups.

Mississippi State’s ATS record this season is 9-8-1, including a road ATS mark of 4-3. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Bulldogs have gone 6-4 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for Mississippi State games is 8-9-1. So far, the average scoring total in their games is 140.6 points, which is 2.3 points higher than the average over/under line of 138.3. Today’s over/under line of 155 is higher than the average scoring total in their last three games (148 points) and their last five games (144 points).

In their latest game, Mississippi State offense put up 68 points against Vanderbilt. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 43.1% and made 6 threes. The team’s top scorer is Josh Hubbard, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 14.2, while Cameron Matthews also maintains a PPG average of 9.1 leading up to the game.

So far this season, the Mississippi State defense has been performing well, ranking 43rd in the country at 65.7 points allowed per contest. The Mississippi State defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 55 points and allowed Vanderbilt to connect on 6 threes.

Do the Gators Stand a Chance at Home?

After a win over Missouri, the Florida Gators are 12-6 overall and 2-3 in Southeastern Conference play. So far this season, the Gators have gone 9-1 at home and 3-5 on the road. They have an average scoring margin of +18.2 points per game at home, compared to -2.9 on the road.

As the favorite, Florida has gone 12-4, and they are 16-2 in that role this season. Over their last 10 games at home, the Gators have gone 9-1.

As the favorite, Florida has gone 7-9 vs. the spread this season and is 4-6 ATS at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Gators are 5-5 vs. the spread.

Florida’s over/under record for the season is 11-6-1, and today’s line of 155 is similar to the average OU line in their games (154.7). In their last three games, the over/under record is 0-3, and the average scoring total in those games is 151 points. For the season, the average scoring total in their games is 160.8 points.

Coming off a good offensive performance, Florida’s offense scored 79 points against Missouri. Their field goal percentage for the game was 44.6%, and they went 20/29 from the free-throw line. Tyrese Samuel led the scoring for the Gators, contributing 17 points. Additionally, Walter Clayton Jr. chipped in with 15 points.

The Gators’ defense is presently ranked 239th nationally, allowing an average of 76.0 points per contest. In today’s game vs. Mississippi State, the Florida defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Florida made 18 free-throws vs. the Gators.