Mississippi State vs. Florida: Start Time, Streaming Live, TV Channel, How to Watch

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Mississippi State vs. Florida: Start Time, Streaming Live, TV Channel, How to Watch


SEC play features the Mississippi State Bulldogs (20-11, 8-10 SEC) on the road against the Florida Gators (16-15, 9-9 SEC) on Thursday, March 9, 2023 at 1:00 PM ET.

Mississippi State lost its previous game to Vanderbilt, 77-72, on Saturday. Tolu Smith starred with 27 points, and also had 11 boards and two assists. On Saturday, in its last game, Florida beat LSU 79-67. With 21 points, Riley Kugel was its leading scorer.

When is Mississippi State vs. Florida and when does it start?

This game between the Bulldogs and Gators is set to start on Thursday, March 9, 2023. You should expect the opening tip at 1:00 PM ET.

Where to Watch Mississippi State vs. Florida

The Bulldogs and Gators will take to the hardwood at Bridgestone Arena for this matchup on March 9, and if you want to see the event live, get your tickets now from Vivid Seats!

What channel is the game on?

You can catch this game live on SECN.

Mississippi State Bulldogs vs. Florida Gators Game Preview

Mississippi State Stats, Odds & Insights

Mississippi State is outscoring opponents by 6.0 points per game with a +184 scoring differential overall. It puts up 66.4 points per game (314th in college basketball) and allows 60.4 per outing (seventh in college basketball).

The Bulldogs are averaging 66.4 points, only 2.2 fewer than the 68.6 the Gators give up.

Mississippi State knocks down 5.5 three-pointers per game (340th in college basketball) while shooting 27.3% from deep (363rd in college basketball). It is making 1.7 fewer threes per contest than its opponents, who drain 7.2 per game while shooting 30.9%.

The Bulldogs are posting 69.6 points per game this year at home, which is 5.7 more points than they’re averaging away from home (63.9).

On offense, Mississippi State has increased its production slightly over its last 10 games, scoring 67.9 points per contest over that span as opposed to the 66.4 it has racked up over the course of this season.

Florida Stats, Odds & Insights

Florida has a +106 scoring differential, topping opponents by 3.5 points per game. It is putting up 72.1 points per game, 172nd in college basketball, and is allowing 68.6 per contest to rank 133rd in college basketball.

The Gators average 72.1 points, 11.7 more than the Bulldogs allow.

Florida connects on 6.7 three-pointers per game (260th in college basketball) at a 32.4% rate (280th in college basketball), compared to the 5.9 its opponents make, shooting 31.8% from beyond the arc.

The Gators average 77.7 points per game at home, and 64.9 on the road.

Florida is tallying 72.9 points per game over its past 10 games, compared to its season average of 72.1.

Bulldogs Key Players to Watch

Bulldogs Leaders
Tolu Smith 31 15.4 8.3 1.8 0.6 0.7 0.0
Shakeel Moore 29 9.8 2.9 2.2 1.8 0.3 1.1
D.J Jeffries 31 9.0 6.2 1.8 1.2 0.4 1.2
Dashawn Davis 28 8.3 2.0 3.4 1.7 0.0 1.3
Cameron Matthews 31 7.4 5.6 2.4 1.6 0.6 0.2

Gators Key Players to Watch

Gators Leaders
Colin Castleton 26 16.0 7.7 2.7 0.9 3.0 0.1
Will Richard 30 10.8 4.5 0.8 0.9 0.6 1.7
Riley Kugel 30 9.7 2.8 1.0 0.8 0.2 1.0
Kyle Lofton 29 9.0 3.0 3.5 1.1 0.1 0.7
Kowacie Reeves 29 8.7 2.6 0.6 0.5 0.2 1.1

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Author: Andy Molitor

Andy has been involved in sports betting on and off his entire adult life and has been creating content surrounding it for the past five years. While the NFL is his first love, he also bets hundreds of college basketball games every winter and loves sweating golf DFS during the football offseason.