The Kentucky Wildcats will try to stay unbeaten in the SEC when they visit the Mississippi State Bulldogs. The college basketball betting spread favors the Wildcats by 13-points. Tip-off is this Tuesday, January 17th at 7:00 PM ET on ESPN from the Humphrey Coliseum in Starkville, Mississippi.
Kentucky Wildcats Vs Mississippi State Bulldogs Odds & Betting Predictions
What: No. 5 Kentucky Wildcats (15-2) at Mississippi State Bulldogs (12-4)
When: Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Start Time: 7:00 PM ET
Where: Starkville, Mississippi
Stadium: Humphrey Coliseum
Spread: UK -13
Moneyline: UK -1075
Game Total: 159
Stream: Watch ESPN
Listen: Kentucky vs Mississippi State
Why Bet The Kentucky Wildcats To Beat The Bulldogs
The Kentucky Wildcats are 15-2 SU and 11-6 ATS this season. They have won five in a row including a 92-72 victory over the Auburn Tigers in their last outing. They average 93.6 points per game (2nd) and allow 71.7 points per game (173rd).
The Wildcats shoot 49.5% from the field (15th) and 35.5% from three point land (161st). Freshman guard Malik Monk (21.8 PPG & 2.3 RPG) and Freshman guard De’Aaron Fox (16.5 PPG & 5.0 RPG) lead the team in scoring. Monk destroyed the Tigers with 24 points the last time he stepped on the court.
"We shot pretty well," Kentucky senior Mychal Mulder said. "We want to see each other shoot the ball well every day. With the work we put in, we expect to reap the rewards from that."
Kentucky averages 41.6 rebounds per game (7th), 6.6 steals (147th) and has a 22.0 point differential.
Why Bet The Mississippi State Bulldogs To Beat The Wildcats
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 12-4 SU and 8-5 ATS after beating Texas A&M 67-59 in their last outing. They have won three straight and six of the last seven games. They average 74.4 points per game (170th) and allow 66.8 points per game (65th).
The Bulldogs shoot 45.4 % from the court (131st) and 37.5% from three point land. Sophomore guard Quinndary Weatherspoon (17.9 PPG & 4.7 RPG) is the top scoring player on the team. Then there are three players averaging 10.0 points per game. In their win over the Aggies it was freshman center Schnider Herard who led the way with 16 points.
Mississippi State averages 34.9 rebounds per game (249th), 8.06 steals (37th). Their point differential is 7.63.
If You Still Can’t Decide Who To Bet On:
- The Bulldogs are 19-7-1 ATS in their last 27 games as a home underdog.
- The Bulldogs are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games as an underdog.
- The Wildcats are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Tuesday games.
- Wildcats are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games following an ATS loss.
Expert ATS Pick & Final Score Prediction
Of Kentucky’s five SEC wins, two have been the road — a 99-76 rout of Ole Miss on Dec. 29 and an 87-871 win at Vanderbilt on Jan. 10.
The Wildcats are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 17-7 ATS in their last 24 games overall. The Bulldogs are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 vs. Southeastern. The Wildcats are 2-5-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings and the home team is 4-1-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
My final score prediction is Kentucky 90, Mississippi State 77.