Mississippi State vs. Kentucky - 2/25/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kentucky Wildcats (27-0) at Mississippi State Bulldogs (12-15)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Humphrey Coliseum)
The Line: Mississippi State Bulldogs +19 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: SEC Network
The Mississippi State Bulldogs and the Kentucky Wildcats face off on Wednesday at Humphrey Coliseum in SEC college basketball action.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 12-15 this season and they have lost four of their last five games. Mississippi State is averaging 62.1 points and they are shooting 42.9 percent while defensively they are allowing 62.7 points and their opponents are shooting 41.2 percent. Gavin Ware leads the Bulldogs averaging 10.2 points and 7.4 rebounds per game. Roquez Johnson is averaging 9.9 points and 5.5 rebounds, Craig Sword is averaging 9.8 points, and Fred Thomas is averaging 9.7 points. MSU is 8-7 at home and 5-9 in the SEC.
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The Kentucky Wildcats are 27-0 this season, the unanimous number one team in the nation, and they are four wins away from an undefeated regular season. Kentucky is averaging 74.7 points and they are shooting 46.9 percent while defensively they are allowing 52.6 points and their opponents are shooting 34.2 percent. Devin Booker and Aaron Harrison lead the Wildcats averaging 11 points per game each. Willie Cauley-Stein is averaging 9.3 points and 6.3 rebounds, Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 9.2 points and 6.4 rebounds, and Andrew Harrison is averaging 8.5 points. UK is 8-0 o the road and 14-0 in the SEC.
Mississippi State is 6-1 against the spread following a loss and 5-2 against the spread against a team with a road winning percentage less than .600. Kentucky is 1-4-1 against the spread in their last six games after scoring more than 90 points. The home team has covered the point spread in the last four meetings of these two and the underdog has covered the point spread in eight of the last 11 meetings of these two.
I think this Kentucky team is one of the all time great teams and I see them winning this game but I like Mississippi State to cover getting the big number.