Betting on today's Wildcats and Bulldogs game? Catch the action at Humphrey Coliseum in Starkville, MS, as the Bulldogs hosts this showdown at 3:00 ET on SEC. The over/under goal line for this matchup is currently at 140.5 points, and the Bulldogs are favored to win at home against the Wildcats.

BETHUNE-COOKMAN WILDCATS VS MISSISSIPPI STATE BULLDOGS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Bethune-Cookman Wildcats +28.5

This game will be played at Humphrey Coliseum at 3:00 ET on Sunday, December 31st.

WHY BET THE BETHUNE-COOKMAN WILDCATS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-70 in favor of the Bulldogs.
  • Even though we have Mississippi State winning straight-up, we like Bethune-Cookman at +28.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 140.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Can the Wildcats Lock in a Win at Starkville?

Bethune-Cookman will be playing their 13th game of the season, and currently have a 5-7 record. Over the past ten road games, including last year, Bethune-Cookman has a record of 3-7. Bethune-Cookman's ATS record sits at 4-6, which is below .500. In their last ten games, Bethune-Cookman has gone 3-2 vs. the spread.

Bethune-Cookman's games have, on average, featured 143.2 points per game leading to an over/under record of 4-6-0. Their average over/under line is currently 144.7 points so far. The Wildcats' last five games have culminated with an average of 147 points per game and an over/under record of 2-3.

In contrast to their season average of 73.3 points per game, the Bethune-Cookman had a below average performance. They scored 54 points against UCF and had a field goal percentage of 30.5%. Offensively, the Wildcats hold a season-long field goal percentage of 41%, placing them 356th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 394th in terms of percentage and 315th in three-pointers made.

At this time, the Wildcats' defense is positioned 187th in the country, permitting 73.2 points per game. Against UCF in their most recent game, the Bethune-Cookman defense gave up a total of 98 points while allowing UCF to hit 47% of their shots.

Do the Bulldogs Stand a Chance at Home?

So far this season, Mississippi State has a record of 10-2. The Bulldogs have played five games on the road and have a record of 4-1. They have also played seven games at home and have a record of 6-1. As of now, Mississippi State has a winning ATS record, sitting at 8-4. In their last ten games, Mississippi State has gone 3-2 vs. the spread.

Looking at their over/under performance through 12 games, Mississippi State has an over/under record of 4-7-1, with their games averaging 138.2 points per game on average. The Bulldogs have seen their last five games conclude with a collective average of 144 points per game and an over/under record of 2-2-1.

Compared to their season average of 75.5 points per game, Mississippi State struggled in their previous game. Against Rutgers, the Bulldogs scored 70 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 41.5%. Leading the team in scoring was Cameron Matthews with 18 points. Jimmy Bell Jr. also added 17 points for the Bulldogs.

So far, the Bulldogs' defense is ranked 20th in the country at 62.8 points per contest. So far, the Mississippi State defense is giving up an average of 7.8 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 11.9 times per game (541st).