Vanderbilt Commodores vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs

Vanderbilt is listed as a 7.5-point road favorite against Mississippi St in SEC action tonight.  The over/under total is at 145 for the game.  Both teams are 2-2 in SEC play this season.

Vanderbilt won it second straight game on Saturday beating St. Marys at home 89-70 as a 5-point favorite.  They shot 52 percent from the floor and made eleven three pointers.  Jeffery Taylor and John Jenkins each scored 19 points.  The lopsided affairs combined 159 points went well above the tal of 148.  Vanderbilt is 5-2 against the spread in their road games this year, with the der going 4-3.  Vanderbilt only gives an average of 68 points per game.

Mississippi St. are 2-1 against the spread in their last three games and saw a two-game winning streak end Saturday when they were crushed by Georgia 86-64 as a 10-point road underdog.  Mississippi St. was rebounded 43-21 in the game.  Mississippi States leading scorer in the game was Dee Bost who scored 20 points.  He also added 7 steals.  The games 150 combined points, went well er the total of 138.  The er is 3-2 in Mississippi States last five games.  Mississippi State is 1-6 against the spread in its first seven home games.  The er is 5-2 in those home games.

These teams last met this past March in the Southeastern Conference tournament, with Mississippi State winning, 62-52, as 1-point underdog at Nashvilles Bridgestone Arena.  Basket came at a premium, with both teams uniting to connect at just 37 percent. Mississippi State is 5-0 ATS in its last five meetings against Vanderbilt, with the er going 4-1.

Ill take Mississippi State plus the 7.5 points at home.  Mississippi State has always played well against Vanderbilt.  This game should be no different.  The match-up favors Mississippi State due to Vanderbilt being a perimeter team, with little inside play.  Mississippi State is bigger and tougher and will be able to score in transition against a less athletic team as Vanderbilt.  This game should be played at Mississippi States tempo, which is fast paced.  I will also make a play with the er.


Mississippi St. +7.5 Vanderbilt

Over 145

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January 27, 2011 by : Posted in College Basketball, Sportsbook No Comments

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