Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Volunteers and Bulldogs. The game is starting at 7:00 ET on SECN, and it’s hosted by the Bulldogs at Humphrey Coliseum in Starkville, MS. Get ready to place your bets! The Volunteers are favored in this Southeastern conference showdown. The game’s over/under is currently at 139.5 points.

TENNESSEE VOLUNTEERS VS MISSISSIPPI STATE BULLDOGS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Mississippi State Bulldogs +1.5

This game will be played at Humphrey Coliseum at 7:00 ET on Wednesday, January 10th.

WHY BET THE MISSISSIPPI STATE BULLDOGS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Bulldogs.
  • Not only will Mississippi State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +1.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 139.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Can the Volunteers Lock in a Win at Starkville?

Coming into tonight’s game, Tennessee has a record of 11-3, including a current win streak of 7 games. So far, the Volunteers have been perfect when favored, going 11-0 in those games.

On the road this season, Tennessee has gone 2-3, and their average scoring margin is +1.2 points per game. The Volunteers have lost their last three games away from home, and over their last 10 road games, they have gone 2-8.

Against the spread, Tennessee has a record of 6-7-1 this season. As the favorite, the Volunteers are 6-4-1 vs. the spread. On the road, Tennessee has gone 2-3 vs. the spread this year and over their last 10 road games, the Volunteers are just 2-8 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for Tennessee is 8-6 and the average scoring total in their games is 143 points. Today’s over/under line of 139.5 is lower than their season average over/under line of 140.3. So far, seven of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 133 points and their OU record during this stretch is 1-2.

The Tennessee offense is coming off a game in which they scored 90 points vs. Ole Miss. Overall their field goal percentage was 47.2% while connecting on 11 threes. Offensively, the Volunteers have a season long field goal percentage of 43%, which is 259th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 199th in percentage and 74th in three-pointers made.

Coming into today’s game, the Tennessee defense is giving up an average of 64.3 points per contest. In their most recent game, the Tennessee defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as Ole Miss knocked down 11 three-pointers on their way to 64 points.

Will Mississippi State Pull Through as the Underdog Home Team?

Mississippi State enters this game as a 1.5-point underdog, and they have been the favorite in all 14 of their games this season. They have gone 11-3 overall, including an 11-2 mark in non-conference games. In Southeastern Conference action, they are 0-1.

At home this season, the Bulldogs have gone 7-1, and they are coming off a 68-62 loss to South Carolina. Over their last 10 home games, they have gone 8-2, and they have gone 4-1 in their last five.

As the underdog this season, Mississippi State has yet to play a game vs. the spread. However, over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Bulldogs have gone 5-4-1 vs. the spread. At home, Mississippi State has gone just 4-6 ATS in their last 10 games.

Mississippi State’s over/under record this season is 5-8-1 and today’s line of 139.5 is higher than the average over/under line of 136 in their games. So far, 10 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total in those games is 135 points.

In their most recent game, the Mississippi State offense put up just 62 points vs. the South Carolina Gamecocks. Overall, they are now averaging 75.2 points per game which is 190th in the country. Josh Hubbard is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 14.4 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Cameron Matthews brings a PPG average of 9.4 into the game.

In the current season, the Mississippi State defense has excelled, sitting 19th in the nation by allowing 63.1 points per game. In their previous game vs. South Carolina, the Gamecocks finished with a field goal percentage of 40% and a total of 68 points vs. Mississippi State.