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Mississippi State vs. Kentucky Basketball SEC Betting Preview & Picks

Posted by: Mike Davis
Mississippi State vs. Kentucky Basketball Betting Picks

The year’s NCAA basketball betting action is alive and well in tonight’s Mississippi State vs. Kentucky basketball match. The Bulldogs come into this Tuesday night contest proudly bearing their No. 22 nationwide ranking. The Wildcats on the other hand, will be looking to assert their dominance seeing as how they’re ranked 8th overall in the nation. So which team gets the edge this Tuesday night? Let’s check up on the NCAA legal betting odds to find out.

Mississippi State vs. Kentucky Basketball – Tuesday, January 22nd

When: 7:00 pm ET

Where: Rupp Arena, Lexington, Kentucky

TV: ESPN

Stream: Watch ESPN

NCAA Basketball Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Mississippi St +7 (-110) 144½ (-110)   +250
Kentucky -7 (-110) 144½ (-110) -300
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Mississippi State Bulldogs          

The Bulldogs pounce into this evening’s contest sporting a 14-3 record that ranks them 6th overall in the SEC. With a 2-2 record in conference play this season, Mississippi State is having a tough time measuring up against the top dogs in the conference. Facing No. 8 Kentucky on the road this Tuesday night, it’s looking like the Bulldogs are headed towards another conference loss. After all, the program is 0-10 in their last 10 meetings against Kentucky. However, statistically speaking, Mississippi State isn’t all that far behind UK. Right now the Bulldogs are scoring 79.0 per game, which is on par with the 80.2 that the Wildcats deliver. On defense things are even tighter with the Bulldogs giving up 68.1 per game and Kentucky allotting 68.2. With those figures in mind, it’s clear that Mississippi State could get the upset on the road tonight.

Players to Watch: Quinndary Weatherspoon (16.6 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 2.9 apg), Lamar Peters (13.4 ppg, 1.9 rpg, 5.8 apg), and Aric Holman (12.4 ppg, 8.1 rpg, 1.8 apg).

Kentucky Wildcats   

The Wildcats pounce into this evening’s matchup sporting a 14-3 record that ranks them 3rd overall in the SEC. Entering tonight’s matchup riding a 4 game winning streak, Kentucky knows they can do better in the coming weeks. After all, the program recently suffered a 77-75 loss to unranked Alabama. Facing a tough conference opponent at home, Kentucky cannot afford any slip ups. Not against a team that matches up so well against them statistically. Fortunately for Kentucky, the Bulldogs are 2-2 in their last 4 and don’t bring much momentum into their home court this evening.

Players to Watch: Keldon Johnson (14.9 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 1.6 apg), Tyler Herro (13.5 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 2.3 apg), and Reid Travis (13.0 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 1.1 apg).

Mississippi State vs. Kentucky Basketball Betting Predictions

Trends

  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 5 of Mississippi State’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Kentucky
  • Mississippi State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Kentucky
  • Mississippi State is 9-3 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 4 of Kentucky’s last 6 games at home
  • Kentucky is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Kentucky is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games at home
Mississippi State vs. Kentucky Basketball Betting Picks

So which side should mobile betting fans take in this Mississippi State vs. Kentucky basketball matchup? All things considered, Kentucky is your safest bet tonight. However, there are plenty of reasons to take Mississippi State this evening. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 80-77 Mississippi State.

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