March Madness bet handicappers would be well advised at getting acquainted with the Bulldogs, however, as they are a serious March Madness betting contender. Mississippi State had a March Madness bet record of 19-8 straight up and 11-10-1 against the spread. Their March Madness betting resume includes the fact that they were the first place team in the Southeastern Conference’s West Division.
They have also proven to be a well balanced March Madness gambling commodity. Mississippi State ranked in the upper third of the national March Madness bet statistics for team offense and was in the upper fifth of the nation for team defense.
Perhaps the best March Madness bet case that the Bulldogs made for themselves was on February 16 when they took the Kentucky Wildcats to overtime before losing 75-81 as 2.5-point home dogs. Despite that final result the Bulldogs proved to all March Madness bet handicappers that they were a legitimate contender and a team to take seriously.
In their March Madness bet heartbreaker against Kentucky the Bulldogs blew a seven point lead in the final three minutes. Mississippi State lacks a significant “signature” March Madness bet win and the loss to Kentucky squandered a major opportunity to guarantee an invite to the “Big Dance.”
Mississippi State did help their March Madness bet chances with a nice bounce back win at LSU in their following game as they escaped with a 60-59 victory. There is still little margin for error, however, and the Bulldogs will likely need to win out and have a strong showing in the SEC Tournament.
A home date with Tennessee on March 6 is a golden opportunity for a win against a big name opponent. Mississippi State has four players averaging in double figures for scoring this season.
Ravern Johnson led the team with 13.8 points per game followed closely by Jarvis Varnado who was averaging 13.2 points per game. Varnado was also the team’s leading rebounder with 10.9 per game.