Mississippi State vs. Kentucky Basketball SEC Betting Preview & Picks
Posted by: Mike Davis
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
Stream: Watch ESPN
NCAA Basketball Betting Odds:
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).
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
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.