Tennessee vs. Mississippi State Odds

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STARKVILLE, MS (The Spread) – No. 19 Mississippi State looks to stay in the SEC hunt on Saturday when it hosts Tennessee at 9PM ET on ESPN2.

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Mississippi State is 5-0 on the year, 2-0 in the SEC and 3-0 at home. Tennessee is 3-2 overall, 0-2 in conference play and 0-1 on the road. The Bulldogs are 3-2 against the spread this season while the Vols are 2-3 ATS. Tennessee has won six straight in this series by an average margin of 25 points.

Trends show that Tennessee is 4-0 against the spread in its last 4 meetings with Mississippi State. The Bulldogs are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 conference games while Tennessee is just 2-7-1 ATS in their last 10 SEC contests.

According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv Mississippi State is the slight favorite at home, as the Bulldogs have odds of -3 points against Tennessee. The over/under total has been set at 56.5 points. (View Matchup) The opening odds also had Mississippi State as a 3-point favorite. The spread dipped to 2.5 points during the week before returning to 3 points.

Mississippi State is 5-0 following a 27- 14 win at Kentucky last week. The Bulldogs have yet to face a real tough opponent this season, but are still putting up impressive numbers. Mississippi State is 11th in the nation in defensive scoring, allowing only 13.4 points per game. On offense, Mississippi State is scoring 36.4 points per contest. The team is being led by running back Ladarius Perkins, who has 499 yards and six touchdowns on the ground.

Tennessee is coming off a 51-44 loss at Georgia two weeks ago. The two losses this year for the Vols came against Georgia and Florida. Tennessee is scoring 39.4 points per game on offense while allowing 29.6 points per game on defense. The Volunteers have the 10th-best passing offense in the country, averaging 329.2 yards per game through the air. Quarterback Tyler Bray has thrown for 1,582 yards and 14 TDs on the year.

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In terms of Injuries, neither team has a player listed on their injury report.

The Public Bets for this game are backing Mississippi State. The Bulldogs are getting 60% of the wagers with odds of -3 points at home against Tennessee on Saturday.

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