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Michigan State vs Mississippi State Basketball Prediction, Best Bets, Spread & Odds - NCAA Tournament First Round

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Michigan State vs Mississippi State Basketball Prediction, Best Bets, Spread & Odds - NCAA Tournament First Round

The No. 9 Michigan State Spartans (19-14) and the No. 8 Mississippi State Bulldogs (21-13) square off on Thursday for a place in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The opening-round matchup tips off at 12:15 PM ET.

Before you place your bet on this game at FanDuel Sportsbook, here are the NCAA basketball odds and spreads you need to know.

Michigan State vs. Mississippi State Game Info and Odds

  • Game Day: Thursday, March 21, 2024
  • Game Time: 12:15 PM ET
  • TV Channel: CBS
  • Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Arena: Spectrum Center

Michigan State vs. Mississippi State Picks and Prediction

All college basketball win probability predictions and picks are according to numberFire.
Prediction: Michigan State win (53.6%)

Take a look at these betting insights and trends before you bet on Thursday's Michigan State-Mississippi State spread (Michigan State -1.5) or total (130.5 points).

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Michigan State vs. Mississippi State: ATS Betting Stats and Trends

  • Michigan State has put together an 18-15-0 ATS record so far this year.
  • Mississippi State is 17-17-0 ATS this year.
  • As a 1.5-point favorite or more in 2023-24, Michigan State is 15-11 against the spread compared to the 4-6 ATS record Mississippi State racks up as a 1.5-point underdog.
  • The Spartans sport a better record against the spread at home (11-7-0) than they do in road games (4-6-0).
  • The Bulldogs' winning percentage against the spread at home is .400 (6-9-0). On the road, it is .200 (2-8-0).

Michigan State vs. Mississippi State: Moneyline Betting Stats

  • Michigan State has won in 16, or 61.5%, of the 26 contests it has been named as the moneyline favorite in this year.
  • This season, the Spartans have been victorious 16 times in 26 chances when named as a favorite of at least -122 or better on the moneyline.
  • Mississippi State has compiled a 6-7 record in games it was listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 46.2% of those games).
  • When playing as a moneyline underdog with odds of +102 or longer, the Bulldogs have a 7-6 record (winning 53.8% of their games).
  • Oddsmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that Michigan State has a 55% chance of pulling out a win.

Michigan State vs. Mississippi State Head-to-Head Comparison

  • Michigan State has a +237 scoring differential, topping opponents by 7.2 points per game. It is putting up 73.1 points per game to rank 189th in college basketball and is allowing 65.9 per outing to rank 24th in college basketball.
  • Tyson Walker's 18.2 points per game lead Michigan State and are 77th in the country.
  • Mississippi State has a +194 scoring differential, topping opponents by 5.7 points per game. It is putting up 74.8 points per game, 141st in college basketball, and is giving up 69.1 per outing to rank 90th in college basketball.
  • Mississippi State's leading scorer, Josh Hubbard, is 120th in college basketball, scoring 17.1 points per game.
  • The Spartans rank 219th in the nation at 34.6 rebounds per game. That's similar to the 33.8 their opponents average.
  • Malik Hall is 443rd in college basketball action with 5.6 rebounds per game to lead the Spartans.
  • The Bulldogs win the rebound battle by 5.8 boards on average. They collect 38.3 rebounds per game, 49th in college basketball, while their opponents grab 32.5.
  • Cameron Matthews' 6.9 rebounds per game lead the Bulldogs and rank 189th in the nation.
  • Michigan State averages 97.8 points per 100 possessions on offense (114th in college basketball), and gives up 88.2 points per 100 possessions (53rd in college basketball).
  • The Bulldogs rank 163rd in college basketball averaging 95.8 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively are 56th, allowing 88.5 points per 100 possessions.

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