The Missouri Tigers will be at home to face the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Tuesday night. These two SEC schools have had pretty good seasons so far, but they have both been up and down in conference play. Missouri is 19-8, but they have dropped two in a row, most recently falling short against Texas A&M at home. Mississippi State is 18-9, and they’ve been pretty hot, winning six of their past seven games. Earlier this month, Mississippi State came out on top 63-52, so we’ll see if Missouri can get their revenge tonight.
Mississippi State Bulldogs vs. Missouri Tigers Betting Odds
|Mississippi State Bulldogs||+3.5 (-110)||Over 140.5 (-110)||+145|
|Missouri Tigers||-3.5 (-110)||Under 140.5 (-110)||-175|
Mississippi State Bulldogs vs. Missouri Tigers Match Details
Fixture: Mississippi State Bulldogs @ Missouri Tigers
Date & Time: Tuesday, February 21, 7:00 p.m. EDT
Venue: Mizzou Arena
Mississippi State Bulldogs vs. Missouri Tigers Key Stats
Mississippi State has not shot the ball particularly well this season, but lately, they’ve picked it up. On the year, they shoot just 42.6% overall and an abysmal 28.2% from behind the arc. As a result, they don’t take a lot of threes, but over their last five games, they’re shooting 47.5% from the field. Tolu Smith (14.9 PPG, 8.3 RPG) has been the Bulldogs’ go-to guy, but going forward they’ll need some other players to step up. The Bulldogs do play excellent defense, which has helped them attain this record at this point in the season.
Mississippi State holds teams to only 90.1 points per 100 possessions while their opponents shoot 38.8% (fifth-best in the country) and 30% from deep (21st-best). They also force 14.9 turnovers, so expect the Bulldogs’ defense to be very active tonight.
Missouri is one of the best scoring teams around, averaging 112.5 points per 100 possessions on an excellent 47.3% clip from the field. Kobe Brown (16.4 PPG) and D’Moi Hodge (13.7) do most of the scoring for the Tigers, and as a team, they do a great job at setting each other up. Collectively, they average 16.5 assists per game, and while there isn’t one main playmaker, four players combine for 11.3 dimes. Tonight, we’ll see Mizzou, who is one of the best offenses, match up with Mississippi State, one of the best defenses.
Mississippi State Bulldogs vs. Missouri Tigers Betting Prediction
The Bulldogs have been hot, and they’ve managed to cover each of their past five road games. They’re now 6-2 ATS on the road, and they match up pretty well with Missouri. The Tigers are 14-3 at home but just 5-8-1 ATS in conference games. While the Tigers could squeeze out a win in the final minute here, expect the Bulldogs to stay hot and cover on the road. Also, with how strong Mississippi State’s defense is, expect the under to hit, as the last meeting between these two saw just 115 total points.
Prediction: Mississippi State +3.5 (-110)
Lucas Abrenica’s NCAA Basketball ATS & ML picks this season are 77-55-3 (+155.1 units)