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Mississippi State vs Georgia Prediction, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds and Picks

Georgia Looking To Bounce Back

The Mississippi State Bulldogs look for a second straight win when they visit the Georgia Bulldogs for a Southeastern Conference contest on Wednesday night. Mississippi State snapped a three-game losing streak with a win over Ole Miss on Saturday and is among four teams tied for eighth place in the conference.

Georgia’s four-game winning streak ended with a loss at Florida on Saturday and it sits alone in seventh place in the league standings.

Shakeel Moore #3 of the Mississippi State Bulldogs reacts to his basket against the Minnesota Golden Gophers
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Both teams need this win, so check out our in-depth preview to help you with your bet online.

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Mississippi State Turns Up Defense in Win

Mississippi State has been a solid defensive team all season, allowing just 56.7 points per game, but the Bulldogs allowed at least 78 points in consecutive SEC losses going into Saturday’s contest with Ole Miss. However, the team rediscovered its identity against the Rebels, holding them to 54 points to pick up their first conference victory.

“Our backs were against the wall,” Mississippi State head coach Chris Jans said after Saturday’s win. “We had to win, plain and simple.”

Senior forward Will McNair Jr. led the offensive charge with a season-high 13 points in the win. McNair is averaging just 4.1 points and 4.0 rebounds this season, but he came through as the team’s only double-digit scorer. Tolu Smith dealt with foul trouble.

Smith is averaging 14.2 points and 7.8 rebounds to lead the Bulldogs. The 6-11 senior is shooting 59.5% from the floor and is a present in the paint on both ends of the floor.

Georgia Trying To Gain Some Footing

The Georgia Bulldogs have put together a solid record and had a four-game winning streak before losing to Florida on Saturday. The Bulldogs have been perfect at home this season, winning all nine contests while going 0-3 in true road games.

Senior guard Terry Roberts paces the Bulldogs in scoring, tallying 15.7 points per game while dishing out a team-high 4.2 assists per contest. Roberts has turned it up in SEC play, averaging 25.5 points in two games.

Senior Braelen Bridges will need to play big in this contest. The 6-11 center is leading the Bulldogs with 4.3 rebounds per contest while scoring 7.5 points per game on 56.8% shooting, but it will be his play on the defensive end that will determine if Georgia can stay in this one.

Junior guard Kario Oquendo is another key for the Bulldogs’ effort. Oquendo is averaging 14.1 points and 3.8 rebounds but is coming off a nine-point effort in the loss to Florida.

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Mississippi State vs Georgia Head-to-Head

The rivalry between the Mississippi State Bulldogs and Georgia Bulldogs couldn’t be much closer, with Mississippi State leading 57-56 heading into Wednesday’s contest. MSU has won the last five matchups, including the only meeting of 2021-22, played in Starkville, Miss.

Georgia has a 28-20 record against Mississippi State when playing at home. The college basketball lines for Wednesday’s contest favor Mississippi State to extend its win streak.

Mississippi State vs Georgia Game Information

  • Game: Mississippi State (12-3, 1-2 SEC) vs Georgia (11-4, 1-1)
  • Location: Stegeman Coliseum, Athens, GA
  • Day/Time: Wednesday, Jan. 11th, 6:30 p.m. ET
  • Mississippi State vs Georgia Live Stream: TBS.com

Mississippi State vs Georgia Betting Lines

Mississippi State vs Georgia Picks & Prediction

Mississippi State has been one of the better SEC teams, and its two losses in conference play came against the top two in Tennessee and Alabama. Georgia will struggle to score as MSU gets a conference victory.

When doing your college basketball betting, take Mississippi State to win and cover on the road.

Mississippi State is listed at -135 in our Vegas lines. This means that if you wager $100 on Mississippi State, you have a chance to win $74. Georgia is +115, offering a chance to win $115 on a $100 wager.

The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Mississippi State a 57.45% chance to win, with Georgia at 46.51%.

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