Mississippi State vs. Vanderbilt - 1/17/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Vanderbilt Commodores (11-5) at Mississippi State Bulldogs (7-9)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 4:00 pm (Humphrey Coliseum)
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The Mississippi State Bulldogs and the Vanderbilt Commodores face off on Saturday in SEC college basketball action.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 7-9 this season and they have lost their last three games. MSU is averaging 60.3 points and they are shooting 42.4 percent while defensively while defensively they are allowing 60.9 points and their opponents shoot 42.3 percent. Fred Thomas leads the Bulldogs averaging 10.8 points per game. Roquez Johnson is averaging 10.1 points and 5.3 rebounds, Gavin Ware is averaging 9.5 points and 5.8 rebounds, and Travis Daniels is averaging 7.8 points and 5.3 rebounds. Mississippi State is 6-3 at home this season.
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The Vanderbilt Commodores are 11-5 this season and they have lost their last two games. Vandy is averaging 72.6 points and they are shooting 49.5 percent while defensively they are allowing 62.8 points and their opponents shoot 39.3 percent. Damian Jones is averaging 15.7 points and 7.1 rebounds per game. Riley LaChance is averaging 13.4 points, James Siakam is averaging 9.7 points and 5.9 rebounds, and Luke Kornet is averaging 8.8 points. Vandy is 1-2 on the road this season.
Mississippi State is 2-5-1 against the spread in their last eight home games, 2-6 against the spread against the SEC, and 0-4 against the spread following a game that they covered the spread. Vanderbilt is 2-5 against the spread against the SEC, 34-16-1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the spread, and 10-4 against the spread against a team with a losing record. The underdog is 4-1-3 against the spread in the last eight meetings of these two.
Vandy’s play hasn’t given me much confidence in them so my pick here will be the home dog.