Against the Spread Pick
While much of the focus in the SEC is naturally zeroed in on Auburn, LSU, Kentucky and (to a lesser extent) Florida, Mississippi State has been making a name for themselves this season. The Bulldogs started the season 9-4, and they’ve gone 5-4 in arguably the toughest conference in college basketball, and that stretch features losses against three ranked opponents (including their one-point loss to LSU). Further, Mississippi State is 5-2 over their last seven, they’re a dominating 10-3 at home, and they’re 7-6 against the spread playing on their own campus.
Over Under Pick
Meanwhile, things aren’t going nearly as well for Vanderbilt, and the Commodores only have a single win in conference play (curiously, that came against ranked LSU). Before that win, Vandy had dropped nine-straight games. Plus, they’re winless on the road (0-5) and a generic 3-2 against the spread when they’re away.