Mississippi State Bulldogs vs. South Carolina Gamecocks Pick, Odds, Prediction 3/8/14
South Carolina Gamecocks (11-19) at Mississippi State Bulldogs (13-17)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 4:00 pm (Humphrey Coliseum)
The Line: Mississippi State Bulldogs -1.5 -- Over/Under: 141 See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN Full Court
The Mississippi State Bulldogs and the South Carolina Gamecocks face off on Saturday at Humphrey Coliseum in a SEC college basketball battle to stay out of the basement in the final standings.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs have lost 12 games in a row and sit in last place in the SEC. MSU is 3-14 in the SEC and 11-6 at home this season. Craig Sword leads the Bulldogs averaging 13.2 points per game. Gavin Ware is averaging 10.3 points and 7.1 rebounds, Colin Borchert is averaging 9.0 points, and Fred Thomas is averaging 8.6 points. Mississippi State is averaging 67.5 points and they are shooting 43.9 percent while defensively they are allowing 71.1 points and their opponents are shooting 45.3 percent. Mississippi State is 3-5 I SEC home games.
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The South Carolina Gamecocks have lost four of their last five games and are a game out of last place in the SEC. South Carolina is 2-12 away from home and 4-13 in the SEC this season. Brenton Williams is the Gamecocks leading scorer averaging 14.8 points per game. Sindarius Thornwell is averaging 13.2 points, Duane Notice is averaging 7.8 points, and Michael Carrera is averaging 6.4 points and 5.7 rebounds. South Carolina is averaging 68.7 points and they are shooting 41.8 percent while defensively they are allowing 71 points and their opponent is shooting 43.6 percent. South Carolina is 0-8 in SEC road games.
Mississippi State is 8-1 against the spread in their last nine home games, 10-4-1 against the spread following a loss, and 4-1 against the spread in their last five home games against a team with a losing road record. South Carolina is 5-2 against the spread following a game that they coverd the point spread, 6-20-1 against the spread against a team with a losing record, and 2-7 against the spread following a loss by 20 or more points. The road team is 8-3 against the spread in the last 11 meetings of there two.
My free pick in this game is going to be on the total and at 141 the play is the under. My stronger play is on who will cover the spread and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as the App.
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