The Tulane Green Wave and Mississippi State Bulldogs both travel to Atlanta to face each other on Saturday morning at 11:30 am ET on the SEC Network. Can the Bulldogs cover the 8.5 point spread as neutral site favorites? Keep reading for a Tulane vs. Mississippi State prediction.
The Tulane Green Wave is 6-1 straight up in the regular season this year. They are 3-4 ATS this season.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs went 6-2 in the regular season this year. They are 5-3 ATS this season.
Tulane vs Mississippi match odds and betting
601 Tulane Green Wave (+8.5) vs. 602 Mississippi State Bulldogs (-8.5); o/u 152.5
11:30 AM ET, Saturday, December 9, 2023
State Farm Arena, Atlanta, GA
TV: SEC Network
Tulane vs. Mississippi general betting information
Our CBB public betting info page shows that 58% of public bettors are currently backing Mississippi State. However, this information may change throughout the day, so be sure to check the link for the most up-to-date public betting data.
Tulane Green Wave game notes
Tolan forward Kevin Cross He missed the team's last game with an undisclosed injury and is questionable for Saturday's game against Mississippi State. Cross will be a big loss for the Green Wave as he leads the team in scoring and rebounding this season with 19.5 points and 7.7 rebounds per game. Green Wave sophomore forward Greg Glenn III should play a bigger role if Cross can't go Saturday.
Mississippi State Bulldogs Game Notes
Mississippi State forward Tolo Smith He has been struggling with a foot injury since mid-October and is expected to be sidelined until January. Smith was Mississippi State's leading scorer last season with 15.7 points per game. He also led the Bulldogs in rebounding last season with 8.5 boards per game. Bulldog forwards Cameron Matthews and DJ Jeffries have stepped up in Smith's absence this season.
Tulane vs. Mississippi State CBB betting trends
Mississippi State is 3-0 ATS in shutout games this season.
Tulane is 0-2 ATS in neutral site games this season.
Tulane is 0-1 ATS this year as an underdog.
Mississippi State is 5-3 ATS as a favorite this year.
Tulane vs. Mississippi State CBB Prediction:
The injury status of Tulane's Kevin Cross is worth monitoring until the game. He is the Green Wave's leading scorer and rebounder and will likely play a pivotal role against a Mississippi State team with size on the offensive end.
The Bulldogs have three players averaging at least six rebounds per game, while the Green Wave have just one (Kevin Cross). Mississippi State has done well in building its tournament resume early in 2023. The Bulldogs have wins over Arizona State, Washington State and Northwestern this year. Mississippi State lost their last home game to Southern by 25.5 points, but I like them to bounce back against a better opponent on Saturday. I'm talking to the Bulldogs in Atlanta this weekend.