Mississippi State vs. Ole Miss live stream, watch online, tv channel, prediction, selection, spread, odds

Mississippi State vs. Ole Miss live stream, watch online, tv channel, prediction, selection, spread, odds

Mississippi State vs. Ole Miss live stream, watch online, tv channel, prediction, selection, spread, odds

Two rivals from Magnolia State, in desperate need of a win, clash on CBS Saturday when Mississippi State hosts Ole Miss in an SEC showdown. Both teams are starting league games 2-0 after facing some of the conference favourites, and will be desperate to avoid a 3-0 draw.

Ole Miss (8-6, 0-2) almost upset Tennessee last week before falling 63-59 and then losing 84-62 in Alabama on Tuesday. Mississippi State (11-3, 0-2) also suffered losses to the Crimson Tide and Volunteers as freshman coach Chris Jans got his first taste of SEC action.

Mississippi State got off to a stunning 11-0 start under Jans in a non-conference game with suffocating defense. The start included quality neutral wins over Marquette and Utah, but it has proven difficult to sustain. Tennessee scored the first 16 points of Tuesday’s game against Mississippi State, driving to an 87-53 win.

While that performance was an anomaly for the Bulldogs, who are usually impressive on defense, offense was a constant problem. The state of Mississippi ranks 305th in points per game with 67.1 and 298th in shot percentage at 42%. Ole Miss shares similarities with the state of Mississippi in its shooting challenges. The 3-point shooting in particular was a burden for the rebels, who are ranked 334th nationally with 29.4%. Only two opponents have reached 70 points against Ole Miss, but the Rebels simply lacked the firepower to capitalize.

These teams have made a habit of splitting up their regular-season series in recent years. Given their resemblance, it wouldn’t be a shock if that were the case again this season. But the rematch on February 18 is still a long way off. Right now, both teams are in dire need of a win and that sense of desperation should only add to a high-stakes rivalry game.

How to watch Mississippi State vs. Ole Miss live

date: Saturday 7 January | time: 2 p.m. ET
location: Humphrey Coliseum—Starkville, Mississippi
TV: CBS | Live broadcast: CBSSports.com, CBS Sports App (Free)

Ole Miss vs. Mississippi State prediction, tips

Featured Game | Mississippi State Bulldogs vs. Ole Miss Rebels

Curiously, the last four games between Mississippi State and Ole Miss have been decided by double digits, with each team winning two contests. But that trend should end in a battle between two defensively oriented teams on Saturday. The Rebels and Bulldogs are both struggling to score and any possession should be a struggle as both sides look to avoid a 3-0 start to the league. Look for Ole Miss to cover in a close game. Choice: Ole Miss +5

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