Mississippi Rebels vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs Pick, Odds, Prediction 1/25/14
Mississippi State Bulldogs (13-5) at Mississippi Rebels (13-5)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 4:00 pm (Tad Smith Coliseum)
The Line: Mississippi Rebels -12 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN Full Court
The Ole Miss Rebels and the Mississippi State Bulldogs face off on Saturday in a SEC college basketball rivalry game.
The Ole Miss Rebels are 4-1 in the SEC and they are in a three-way tie for second place in the conference. Mississippi is 7-3 at home this season and have just one loss to a team with a RPI worse than 100. Marshall Henderson leads the Rebels averaging 18.7 points per game. Jarvis Summers is averaging 17.9 points, Derrick Millinghaus is averaging 9.4 points, and LaDarius White is averaging 7.5 points. Ole Miss is averaging 7.8 points and they are shooting 42.8 percent while defensively they are allowing 70.8 points and their opponents are shooting 40.2 percent. Ole Miss is looking to make it back to the NCAA Tournament.
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The Mississippi State Bulldogs have won three of their last four games including a win over Ole Miss. MSU is 3-2 in SEC play and tied for fifth place in the conference standings. Craig Sword leads the Bulldogs in scoring averaging 14.5 points per game. Gavin Ware is averaging 11.1 points and 8.4 rebounds, Colin Borchert is averaging 10.6 points, and Roquez Johnson is averaging 9.8 points. Mississippi State is averaging 71.3 points and they are shooting 45.7 percent while defensively they are allowing 68.6 points and their opponents are shooting 43.7 percent. Mississippi State is 2-4 away from home this season.
Ole Miss is 1-5-1 against the spread following a win, 0-4-1 against the spread following a game that they cover the spread, and 1-3-1 against the spread in their last five Saturday games. Mississippi State is 7-3 against the spread against the SEC, 2-7 against the spread following a win, and 7-20 against the spread in their last 27 road games. The home team has covered the point spread in the last six meetings of these two.
This is a ton of points in a rivalry game and while I like Ole Miss to win but I like Mississippi State to cover the spread.
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