Kentucky vs. Mississippi State Pick

CBB Picks: Is Kentucky laying too many points to Mississippi State? 1/17/17

Is Kentucky laying too many points to Mississippi State tonight at 7:00PM ET?

According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Wildcats are 13-point favorites over the Bulldogs after opening as a 14-point favorite. As for the total, the number hit the board at 159 and that's where it currently sits at the majority of online and Vegas sports books.

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Kentucky shot a season-high 57.1 percent from the field and placed five players in double figures, including Malik Monk with 24 points, in a 92-72 win over Auburn on Saturday. The win was the Wildcats' eighth in their last 10 games and are now 15-2 on the year. They've also been steady at the betting window, cashing in 11 of their 17 lined games this season.

Mississippi State is on a roll itself, winning three-straight games at LSU, at Arkansas and at home against Texas A&M, respectively. The Bulldogs have also won six of their last seven games, including three of four in conference play. They're now 12-4 on the year (7-3 at home) and have won eight of their last 10 games overall.

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OUR PREDICTION: This is too many points to lay on a road team playing a conference game against an opponent that is playing well. The home team is 4-1-1 against the spread in the last six meetings between these two teams while the underdog is 9-3-1 at the betting window in the last 13 meetings. The Wildcats are just 2-5-1 against the spread in their last eight games while the Bulldogs have covered in seven of their last nine games as an underdog. Grab the points now and back a Mississippi State team that should be fired up tonight.

TUESDAY COLLEGE HOOPS PREDICTION: MISSISSIPPI STATE BULLDOGS +13

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