Miss State vs. Kentucky Prediction
Are the Kentucky Wildcats laying too many points tonight to the Mississippi State Bulldogs at 9:00 p.m. ET?
Who Oddsmakers Like: Kentucky. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Wildcats are 7.5-point home favorites to beat the Bulldogs, who opened as 8-point road underdogs. The total, meanwhile, sits at 138 after hitting the board at 140.5.
Who Public Bettors Like: Kentucky. As of Tuesday afternoon, 64% of the betting tickets and 53% of the money wagered online for this game is on the Wildcats. As for the total, 57% of the betting tickets are on the over.
Who We Like: Mississippi State. Kentucky has been a horrible bet of late. The Wildcats are jus 1-4 against the spread in their last five games and 1-4 against the number in their last five conference games. They’re also just 1-6 at the betting window in their last seven games coming off a loss and are 0-4 against the number in their last four games when playing an opponent with a winning record. So why late 7.5 points on UK tonight against a solid opponent?
Speaking of which, the Bulldogs are a near-perfect 3-0-1 against the spread in their last four games versus the Wildcats and have covered the spread in five of their last seven games in Kentucky. The underdog is also 3-0-1 against the spread in their last four games.
TUESDAY COLLEGE BASKETBALL PREDICTION: MISSISSIPPI STATE BULLDOGS +7.5