SEC Championship Preview — Mississippi State Bulldogs vs. Kentucky Wildcats

by Dirty on March 14, 2010

The Mississippi State Bulldogs and the Kentucky Wildcats will both be gunning for a victory on Sunday when they meet at Bridgestone Arena.

Oddsmakers currently have the Wildcats listed as 7-point favorites versus the Bulldogs, while the game’s total is sitting at 136.

Mississippi State is back in the SEC championship game with a 62-52 win over Vanderbilt in the SEC semifinals at Bridgestone Arena Saturday.

MSU covered as a 1.5-point underdog while the final score played UNDER the 143-point total.

Kentucky would not be upset by Tennessee again, thumping its SEC rival 74-45 in the semifinals of the SEC tournament at Bridgestone Arena Saturday afternoon.

Kentucky covered as a 4.5-point favorite while the final score played under the 140-point total.

Current streak:
Mississippi State has won 2 straight games.
Kentucky has won 4 straight games.

Team records:
Mississippi State: 23-10 SU, 15-12-1 ATS
Kentucky: 31-2 SU, 17-14 ATS

Mississippi State most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
After playing Vanderbilt are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

Kentucky most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
After playing Tennessee are 6-4
After a win are 9-1

A few trends to consider:
Mississippi State is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Mississippi State is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Mississippi State is 4-12 SU in its last 16 games when playing Kentucky
Kentucky is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games
Kentucky is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games when playing Mississippi State
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kentucky’s last 7 games
Kentucky is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games

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