Mississippi State Bulldogs vs. South Carolina Gamecocks: 2/24/2021 Matchup Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on February 24, 2021

The South Carolina Gamecocks (5-11) will attempt to break a five-game losing streak when they hit the road to play the Mississippi State Bulldogs (12-11) on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at Humphrey Coliseum as 5.5-point underdogs. The matchup airs at 7:00 PM ET on SECN. The over/under in the matchup is 146.

Betting Information

Mississippi State vs South Carolina Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Mississippi State -5.5 -112 -110 146 -108 -113 -245 195

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Mississippi State vs South Carolina
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Mississippi State (-5.5) Under (146) Mississippi State 76 South Carolina 69

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Total Facts

  • The Bulldogs and their opponents have combined to record more than 146 points in 39.1% of their outings this year (nine of 23 opportunities).
  • South Carolina has combined with its opponents to score more than 146 points in nine of 16 outings (56.2%) this season.
  • The Bulldogs and the Gamecocks combine to average 1.7 less points per game than the total of 146 set for this matchup.
  • The Bulldogs and the Gamecocks have seen their opponents average a combined 1.2 less points per game than the point total of 146 set for this game.
  • The Bulldogs average point total in outings this year is 136.5, 9.5 points below the total in this game.
  • The average over/under for Gamecocks games this year is 6.6 more points than the point total of 146 for this outing.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The 70.1 points per game the Bulldogs average are 8.3 fewer points than the Gamecocks give up (78.4).
  • When Mississippi State puts up more than 78.4 points, it is 6-2 overall and 4-0 against the spread.
  • South Carolina is 1-11 overall and 2-10 against the spread in games when it allows more than 70.1 points.
  • The Gamecocks average 7.8 more points per game (74.2) than the Bulldogs give up (66.4).
  • South Carolina has compiled a 5-9 overall record and a 6-0 ATS record in games it scores more than 66.4 points.
  • Mississippi State’s record is 1-5 overall and 1-5 against the spread when it allows more than 74.2 points to its opponents.
  • The Bulldogs have scored a total of 86 more points than their opponents this year (an average of 3.7 per game), while the Gamecocks have been out-scored by opponents on average this year (by 66 total points, -4.2 per game).

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Mississippi State Betting Information

  • The Bulldogs have gone 11-11 against the spread this season.
  • The Bulldogs have posted a winning record of 4-3 against the spread when the spread is -5.5 or higher.
  • Bulldogs games have played to the total or above 11 times in 22 games this season.

South Carolina Betting Information

  • South Carolina has a losing record against the spread, going 6-10 ATS (covering just 37.5% of the time).
  • When they are at least 5.5-point underdogs, the Gamecocks have a record ATS of 0-2.
  • In most of South Carolina’s games this year, the teams have combined to hit the over (11 out of 16 games, 68.8%).

Head to Head

Mississippi State vs South Carolina (Last 5 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/6/2021 South Carolina -3 142 -156 +129 Regular Season 75-59 MSSTATE
3/3/2020 South Carolina -2 146.5 -136 +112 Regular Season 83-71 SC
2/19/2020 Mississippi State -5.5 144 -244 +193 Regular Season 79-76 MSSTATE
2/23/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 76-61 MSSTATE
1/8/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 87-82 SC

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Mississippi State Leaders

  • Iverson Molinar leads the Bulldogs in scoring, tallying 16.9 points per game to go with 3.9 rebounds and 2.8 assists.
  • Tolu Smith is the Bulldogs leading rebounder, grabbing 8.2 per game, while Deivon Smith is their best passer, distributing 2.9 assists in each contest.
  • D.J. Stewart leads his teammates on the Bulldogs with 1.6 made threes per game.
  • Stewart is Mississippi State’s leader in steals, averaging 1.4 steals per game, while Abdul Ado leads them in blocks with 1.7 per contest.

South Carolina Leaders

  • A.J. Lawson is the top scorer for the Gamecocks with 18.3 points per game. He also adds 4.3 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game to his scoring output.
  • The South Carolina leaders in rebounding and assists are Justin Minaya with 6.7 rebounds per game (he also adds 7.9 points and 1.8 assists per game) and Jermaine Couisnard with 3.6 assists per game (he also tacks on 9.7 points and 3.0 rebounds per game).
  • Lawson provides the most three-point shooting production for the Gamecocks. He makes 3.1 threes per game.
  • South Carolina’s leader in steals is Lawson with 1.5 per game, and its leader in blocks is Jalyn McCreary with 1.3 per game.
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