Mississippi State Bulldogs vs. Tennessee Volunteers Pick, Odds, Prediction 2/26/14
Tennessee Volunteers (16-11) at Mississippi State Bulldogs (13-14)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 8:00 pm (Humphrey Coliseum)
The Line: Mississippi State Bulldogs +8 -- Over/Under: 134.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN Full Court
The Mississippi State Bulldogs and the Tennessee Volunteers face off on Wednesday at the Humphrey Coliseum in SEC college basketball.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs have lost nine games in a row and they are tied for last place in the SEC standings. MSU is 11-5 at home this season but they are just 3-11 in the SEC. Craig Sword leads the Bulldogs averaging 13.5 points per game. Gavin Ware is averaging 10.4 points and 7.4 rebounds, Colin Borchert is averaging 9.4 points, and Roquez Johnson is averaging 9.3 points. Mississippi State is averaging 68.3 points and they are shooting 44.4 percent while defensively they are allowing 70.6 points and their opponents are shooting 45.1 percent. Mississippi State has been competitive, but just not good enough to get wins.
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The Tennessee Volunteers have lost three of their last four games and are watching their NCAA Tournament hopes get away from them. Tennessee is 7-7 in the SEC and 4-8 on the road while playing the 16th ranked schedule in the country. Jordan McRae leads the Vols averaging 19.3 points per game. Jarnell Stokes is averaging 14.4 points and 10.4 rebounds, Jeronne Maymon is averaging 10.5 points and 8.1 rebounds, and Josh Richardson is averaging 9.6 points. Tennessee is averaging 71.9 points and they are shooting 44.5 percent while defensively they are allowing 63.3 points and their opponents are shooting 42.1 percent. Tennessee is part of the seven team tie for fourth place in the SEC.
Mississippi State is 4-1 against the spread in their last five games, 7-1 against the spread in their last eight home games, and 7-3-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record. Tennessee is 16-4-1 against the spread against a team with a losing record, 1-4 against the spread in their last five road games, and 17-8 against the spread against the SEC. The underdog has covered the point spread in six of the last eight meetings of these two.
My free pick in this one is going to be on the total and at 134.5 it is a lean to the over. My stronger play is on who will cover the spread and I will post that pick in the Premium Area as well as the App.
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