Mississippi State Bulldogs (17-9) vs. Ole Miss Rebels (10-16)
February 18, 2023 3:30 pm EDT
The Line: Ole Miss Rebels +3.5 / Mississippi State Bulldogs -3.5; Over/Under: +126.5
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The Mississippi State Bulldogs and the Ole Miss Rebels meet in college basketball action from the Black Pavilion at Ole Miss on Saturday afternoon. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.
Mississippi State is listed as a 3.5-point road favorite with a ML price of -188. The total for this game is set at 126.5 points.
Mississippi State comes into this game with a clean injury report while Ole Miss has Malique Ewin and Daeshun Ruffin both listed as out indefinitely and James White is questionable for this game with an undisclosed injury.
Mississippi State’s 64-54 win back on January 7th, 2023, made it back-to-back wins for Mississippi State in this head-to-head matchup.
Mississippi State is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games against a team with a losing home record while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 games against a team with a winning percentage below .400. Ole Miss is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 home games and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600 while the over is 6-1 in their last 7 games overall.
I’m sticking with Mississippi State here. I know a lot of times in these rivalry games you can throw trends and records out the window as these two teams don’t like each other, but like each other or not, the fact is that Mississippi State’s been the better team by a fair margin this season and I don’t see that changing here against an Ole Miss team that’s been one of the bigger disappointments in the SEC this season. Give me Mississippi State here.