Looking to win big? The Bulldogs and Tigers face off at 8:30 ET on SECN. The Tigers are hosting the game at Mizzou Arena in Columbia, MO. Mississippi State is favored by -6.5 in this Southeastern conference showdown. The game’s over/under is currently at 140 points.
MISSISSIPPI STATE BULLDOGS VS MISSOURI TIGERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Missouri Tigers +6.5
This game will be played at Mizzou Arena at 8:30 ET on Saturday, February 10th.
WHY BET THE MISSOURI TIGERS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Tigers.
- Not only will Missouri pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +6.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 140 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.
Can the Bulldogs Pull Off a Win at Columbia?
Mississippi State enters this game with a record of 15-8, including a 4-6 mark in Southeastern Conference play. On the road, the Bulldogs have gone 4-6 this season, and they have lost their last five games away from home.
Overall, Mississippi State has been favored in 17 of its 23 games, going 13-4 in those contests. The Bulldogs’ average scoring margin on the road this season is -0.2 points per game.
Mississippi State has an ATS record of 11-11-1 this season. On the road, their ATS mark is 4-6. As the favorite, the Bulldogs have gone 9-7-1 vs. the spread this year. In their last 3 road games, Mississippi State is 0-3 ATS.
Mississippi State’s over/under record for the season is 10-12-1. So far, the average scoring in their games is 142.3 points, and the average over/under line is 140.2. Today’s line of 140 is similar to the over/under line in their games this year. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring in those games is 156 points.
In their most recent game, the Bulldogs’ offense tallied 75 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 74.2 points per game. Leading the team in scoring was Tolu Smith with 19 points. Josh Hubbard also added 14 points for the Bulldogs.
At present, the Bulldogs’ defense is nationally ranked 84th, allowing 68.1 points per game. Against Georgia in their most recent game, the Mississippi State defense gave up a total of 62 points while allowing Georgia to hit 41% of their shots.
Can the Tigers Pull Off a Home Win?
Missouri enters tonight’s game against Mississippi State as a 6.5-point underdog. The Tigers have lost 10 straight games and are still searching for their first conference win of the season.
So far this year, Missouri has gone 6-9 at home, including a 0-5 record in their last five games at Mizzou Arena. Their average scoring margin at home is +1.4 points per game.
As the underdog, Missouri has gone just 3-6 against the spread this season. At home, the Tigers are 2-13 vs. the spread this year and have an overall ATS mark of 6-17. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, Missouri has gone 4-6 vs. the spread.
Today’s over/under line of 140 for the Missouri-Mississippi State game is lower than the average over/under line in their games this season (148.6). Their over/under record for the year is 11-12. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 147 points and their OU record during this span is 2-1.
Coming off their recent game, the Missouri offense tallied 60 points in a matchup against Texas A&M. Their field goal percentage for the game was 45.8%, and they made 7 threes. The top scorer for the Tigers was Tamar Bates with 20 points, while Nick Honor also chipped in with 19 points.
The Tigers’ defense is presently ranked 225th nationally, allowing an average of 74.3 points per contest. So far, the Missouri defense is giving up an average of 10.2 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 10.4 times per game (443rd).