Mississippi State vs. Arkansas - 2/21/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arkansas Razorbacks (21-5) at Mississippi State Bulldogs (12-14)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 4:00 pm (Humphrey Coliseum)
The Line: Mississippi State Bulldogs +8 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Mississippi State Bulldogs and the Arkansas Razorbacks face off on Saturday at Humphrey Coliseum in SEC college basketball action.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 12-14 this season and they have lost three of their last four games. MSU is averaging 62.2 points and they are shooting 43 percent while defensively they are allowing 62.7 points and their opponents are shooting 41.5 percent. Gavin Ware leads the Bulldogs averaging 10.1 points and 7.3 rebounds per game. Roquez Johnson is averaging 10 points and 5.5 rebounds, Fred Thomas is averaging 9.9 points, and Craig Sword is averaging 9.5 points. Mississippi State is 8-6 at home and 5-8 in the SEC.
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The Arkansas Razorbacks are 21-5 this season and they are ranked 18th in the nation. Arkansas is averaging 80 points and they are shooting 45.5 percent while defensively they are allowing 69.7 points and their opponents are shooting 42.8 percent. Bobby Portis leads the Razorbacks averaging 17.6 points and 8.7 rebounds per game. Michael Qualls is averaging 15.5 points and 5.3 rebounds, Rashad Madden is averaging 9.7 points, and Anthlon Bell is averaging 8.2 points. Arkansas is 5-4 on the road and 10-3 in the SEC.
Mississippi State is 5-1 against the spread following a loss and 2-10 against the spread at home in their last 12 meetings against Arkansas. Arkansas is 5-1 against the spread against the SEC, 18-38 against the spread in their last 56 road games, and 3-7 against the spread against a team with a losing record. The favorite has covered the point spread in four of the last five meetings of these two.
I can see Mississippi State keeping it close and covering with Arkansas winning straight up.