Florida vs. Mississippi State - 1/10/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Mississippi State Bulldogs (7-7) at Florida Gators (8-6)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Stephen O'Connell Center)
The Line: Florida Gators -17.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: SUN, FS-San Diego, SportsTime Ohio
The Florida Gators and the Mississippi State Bulldogs face off on Saturday at the O’Connell Center in SEC college basketball action.
The Florida Gators are a disappointing 8-6 this season but they are coming off of a road win in their SEC opener at South Carolina. UF is averaging 67.3 points and they are shooting 44.2 percent while defensively they are allowing 57.6 points and their opponents are shooting 39.1 percent. Michael Frazier II is averaging 14.3 points per game to lead the Gators. Dorian Finney-Smith is averaging 13.9 points and 5.5 rebounds, Jon Horford is averaging 8.3 points and 5.7 rebounds, and Kasey Hill is averaging 7.8 points. Florida is 5-2 at home this season.
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Mississippi State is 7-7 this season and they have won two of their last three games. MSU is averaging 60.5 points and they are shooting 43.3 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 58.1 points and their opponents are shooting 41.1 percent. Fred Thomas leads the Bulldogs averaging 10.8 points per game. Gavin Ware is averaging 10.5 points and 6.0 rebounds, Roquez Johnson is averaging 9.8 points and 5.2 rebounds, and Travis Daniels is averaging 7.9 points and 5.4 rebounds. Mississippi State is 0-2 on the road this season.
Florida is 1-4 against the spread in their last five games, 6-1 against the spread against the SEC, and 0-7-1 against the spread following a win. Mississippi State is 10-25-1 against the spread in their last 36 road games, 1-5 against the spread in their last six games, and 1-5 against the spread against the SEC. The home team has covered the point spread in six of the last eight meetings of these two.
This is just way too many points so I will take them with the Bulldogs.