Mississippi St. vs. Vanderbilt Prediction
No. 24 Mississippi State and Vanderbilt have gotten off to slow starts in SEC play this season. Which one will get the needed win when they meet tonight at 8:30PM ET?
751 Mississippi State vs. 752 Vanderbilt
Saturday, January 19, 2019
8:30PM ET – Memorial Gymnasium
TV: SEC Network
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, Mississippi State is favored on the road in this game, as the Bulldogs are getting odds of -3 points against Vanderbilt. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 146 points. The public betting currently has 76 percent going on Mississippi State on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Bulldogs struggling to cover
Mississippi State is coming off a 71-68 win over Florida this week, but the Bulldogs have lost two of their last three while failing to cover the spread in three straight. Mississippi State is 13-3 on the season, 1-2 in the SEC, 1-1 on the road, 7-9 against the spread and 9-7 with the over.
The Bulldogs have a strong offense, as they are putting up 79.5 points per game this season while shooting 48.2 percent from the field. Defensively, Mississippi State is giving up just 68.9 points per game while shooting 42.8 percent from the field. Quinndary Weatherspoon is leading the team with 16.6 points and 5.6 rebounds per game while Aric Holman is adding 12.5 points and 8.0 rebounds per contest.
Vandy on a skid
Vanderbilt is coming off a 74-71 loss to South Carolina at home this week. The Commodores have lost four straight coming into today and are just 2-5 against the spread in their last seven. Vandy is 9-7 on the season, 0-4 in the SEC, 8-3 at home, 6-10 against the spread and 9-5-1 with the under.
The Commodores are putting up 77.9 points per game on offense while giving up 71.0 points per contest on defense. Simisola Shittu is leading the team right now with 14.1 points and 7.8 rebounds per game while Saben Lee is adding 12.3 points and 3.6 assists per game.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Bulldogs are 8-3 against the spread in their last 11 road games but 1-6-1 ATS in their last eight SEC games.
The Commodores are 1-4 against the spread in their last five SEC games and 8-19 ATS in their last 27 home games.
Mississippi State doesn’t have a great SEC history but the Bulldogs are 17-6-3 ATS in their last 26 meetings with Vanderbilt and 6-1-1 ATS in their last eight trips to Vandy. The Commodores have struggled to compete in three of their four conference games and I think they will struggle with the Mississippi State offense today.
College Basketball Prediction: Mississippi State -3