Missouri Tigers vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs: January 5, 2021 Betting Trends, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds, Line and Preview

Written by on January 8, 2021

SEC foes square off when the No. 13 Missouri Tigers (7-1) visit the Mississippi State Bulldogs (6-4) at Humphrey Coliseum, beginning at 9:00 PM ET on Tuesday, January 5, 2021. The Bulldogs are 2-point underdogs in the game, the first matchup between the teams this season. The point total is set at 138 in the matchup.

Betting Information

Missouri vs Mississippi State Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Missouri -2 -112 -109 138 -109 -112 -136 112

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Missouri vs Mississippi State
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Missouri (-2) Over (138) Missouri 73 Mississippi State 67

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Total Facts

  • In 125% of their opportunities this season (10 of eight chances), the Tigers and their opponents have combined to record more than this matchup’s over/under of 138 points.
  • Mississippi State and its opponents have added up to score at least 138 points in 60% of their games this season (six of 10 opportunities).
  • The two teams average a combined nine more points per game (147) than this matchup’s over/under of 138 points.
  • Opponents of the two teams average a combined 5.5 fewer points per game (132.5) than this game’s over/under of 138 points.
  • The Tigers average point total in outings this season is 139.6, 1.6 points higher than the total in this game.
  • The average point total for the Bulldogs this year is 1.9 points higher than this game’s over/under.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The 73 points per game the Tigers put up are 7.1 more points than the Bulldogs allow (65.9).
  • Missouri is 5-0 against the spread and 6-0 overall when scoring more than 65.9 points.
  • Mississippi State has a 1-3 record against the spread and a 1-3 record overall when giving up more than 73 points.
  • The Bulldogs score an average of 74 points per game, 7.4 more points than the 66.6 the Tigers allow.
  • Mississippi State has put together a 4-0 ATS record and a 6-3 overall record in games it scores more than 66.6 points.
  • Missouri has an ATS record of 2-0 and a 2-0 record overall when its opponents score more than 74 points.
  • The Tigers have scored a total of 51 more points than their opponents this year (an average of 6.4 per game), and the Bulldogs have out-scored opponents by 81 points on the season (8.1 more per game).

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Missouri Betting Information

  • Missouri has been solid against the spread, going 5-3 this season.
  • When favored by at least 2 points, the Tigers have fared well against the spread, putting up a 3-2 record.
  • The Tigers have combined with their opponents to go above the total in 50% of their games this season (4 of 8 contests).

Mississippi State Betting Information

  • The Bulldogs have a 4-5 record against the spread, covering in only 44.4% of their games.
  • When they are at least 2-point underdogs, the Bulldogs have gone 3-3 against the spread.
  • Mississippi State and its opponents have hit the over in more than half of their games this season — 5 of 9 (55.6%).

Head to Head

Missouri vs Mississippi State (Last 3 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/29/2020 Missouri -1 138 -116 -107 Regular Season 67-63 MSSTATE
1/14/2020 Mississippi State -2.5 126.5 -149 121 Regular Season 72-45 MSSTATE
2/26/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 68-49 MSSTATE

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Missouri Leaders

  • The leader in points and assists for the Tigers is Xavier Pinson, who scores 15.0 points and dishes out 3.3 assists per game.
  • Missouri’s best rebounder is Jeremiah Tilmon, who averages 7.8 boards per game in addition to his 10.4 PPG average.
  • Mark Smith provides the most three-point shooting production for the Tigers. He knocks down 2.0 threes per game.
  • Dru Smith and Mitchell Smith lead Missouri on the defensive end, with Dru Smith leading the team in steals averaging 2.0 per game and Mitchell Smith in blocks averaging 0.8 per contest.

Mississippi State Leaders

  • The Bulldogs’ Iverson Molinar racks up enough points (18.4 per game) and assists (3.9 per game) to top the team’s leaderboards.
  • Mississippi State’s Tolu Smith stats (8.9 rebounds per game, 12.5 points per game, 1.2 assists per game) earned him the top spot on the team rebound leaderboard.
  • Molinar provides the most three-point shooting production for the Bulldogs. He makes 2.1 threes per game.
  • The Bulldogs’ leader in steals is Cameron Matthews with 1.4 per game, and Abdul Ado is their leader in blocks with 1.7 per game.
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