5* SEC Game of the Week
Kentucky vs. Mississippi State,
02/21/2012 21:00 EDT,
Score: 73 - 64
Point Spread: +9½/-110 Mississippi State
5* SEC Game of the Week on Mississippi State +9.5
Off 3 consecutive defeats and with the No. 1 team in the country in town, expect maximum effort from Mississippi State this evening.
Kentucky has needed overtime to win the previous two meetings between these teams, and the last seven games in the series have been decided by an average of 4.7 points.
Also, Mississippi State has won 13 of its last 14 at home with the lone loss coming in overtime to Georgia.
The Bulldogs are 15-5 ATS in their last 20 games off 2 or more consecutive road losses, winning by an average score of 73.1 to 65.6 in this situation. The Bulldogs are also 8-2-1 ATS in their last 11 games as an underdog, 3-0-2 ATS in their last 5 games as a home underdog and 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games as a home underdog of 7.0-12.5 points. It is also worth noting that the underdog is 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings. We'll take the points.