By Marc Lawrence, PlaybookSports.com — From this week’s PLAYBOOK Basketball Newsletter: Mississippi State Bulldogs enter tonight’s rare Friday night SEC fray sitting in 9th place in the 14-team conference in the conference standings, but 14-11 overall and will be looking to add extra bullets to their March Madness holster this evening.
And the Tigers look to be the perfect prey against the visiting toothless Tiger. For openers, Ben Howland’s crew has dominated Missouri since the felines entered the loop, going 9-3 SU and 10-2 ATS overall, including 10-0 ATS the last ten meetings. With it, Missouri is suddenly a sight for sore eyes for the Bulldogs. With these same two teams meeting up again on Sunday in Columbia, look for Howland to lower the hammer here tonight.