Mississippi State vs. Florida State - 1/2/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Florida State Seminoles (8-5) at Mississippi State Bulldogs (6-6)
College Basketball: Friday, January 2, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Humphrey Coliseum)
The Line: Mississippi State Bulldogs +2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Mississippi State Bulldogs and the Florida State Seminoles face off on Friday at Humphrey Coliseum is college basketball action.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 6-6 this season but they have lost six of their last seven games. MSU is averaging 61.7 points and they are shooting 43.9 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 59.2 points and their opponents shoot 41.3 percent. Fred Thomas leads the Bulldogs averaging 11.8 points and 5.1 rebounds per game. Roquez Johnson is averaging 10.8 points and 5.5 rebounds, Gavin Ware is averaging 10.3 points and 5.4 rebounds, and Travis Daniels is averaging 7.6 points and 5.5 rebounds per game. Mississippi State is 5-2 at home this season.
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The Florida State Seminoles are 8-5 this season and they have won their last four games. FSU is averaging 70.8 points and they are shooting 47.8 percent while defensively they are allowing 68.2 points and their opponents are shooting 41.8 percent. Montay Brandon leads the Seminoles averaging 14.2 points and 5.4 rebounds per game. Xavier Rathan-Mayes is averaging 11.7 points, Devon Bookert is averaging 8.9 points, and Jarquez Smith is averaging 6.8 points. Florida State has played just one road game this season and it was a loss.
Mississippi State is 1-4-1 against the spread in their last six home games, 0-5 against the spread against the ACC, and 1-6 against the spread following a loss. Florida State is 0-5 against the spread in their last five road games, 0-4-1 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, and 0-5 against the spread in their last five road games against a team with a winning home record.
Florida State has been playing the better of these two of late but it hasn’t been on the road and I look for Mississippi State to win this one outright at home.