Mississippi State vs. Miami - 11/19/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Hurricanes (2-0) at Mississippi State Bulldogs (1-1)
College Basketball: Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 5:00 pm (Coliseo Roberto Clemente)
The Line: Mississippi State Bulldogs +9 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Miami Hurricanes and Mississippi State Bulldogs play Thursday at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum.
The Miami Hurricanes look for a statement victory after a quick 2-0 start. The Miami Hurricanes are averaging 89.5 points on 48.7 percent shooting and allowing 68 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Sheldon McClellan is averaging 17 points and 1.5 assists while Davon Reed is averaging 16.5 points and 3.5 rebounds. Ivan Cruz Uceda is grabbing five rebounds and Angel Rodriguez is dishing 5.5 assists. The Miami Hurricanes are shooting 40.7 percent from beyond the arc and are averaging just 8.5 turnovers. The Hurricanes are also allowing just 30.8 percent shooting from deep, as Miami is clicking on both sides of the ball early. Miami has now won 10 of its last 13 games.
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The Mississippi State Bulldogs look for a nice win after a rocky 1-1 start to the year. The Mississippi State Bulldogs are averaging 89 points on 50.8 percent shooting and allowing 82 points on 48.8 percent shooting. Gavin Ware is averaging 19.5 points and 8.5 rebounds while I.J. Ready is averaging 17 points and 5.5 assists. Craig Sword is dishing 2.5 assists and Fred Thomas is grabbing six rebounds. The Mississippi State Bulldogs are averaging 12 offensive rebounds and have six players averaging at least eight points. However, Miss State hasn’t shown much on the defensive end in the first two games and has now allowed 70-plus points in five of its last seven games. The Bulldogs have to be engaged at both ends to win in the improved SEC.
The Hurricanes are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 Thursday games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Bulldogs are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. Atlantic Coast and 8-2-1 ATS in their last 11 games following a S.U. loss.
The Miss State Bulldogs have lost seven of their last nine games and just loss to Southern this year. Miami is one of the better teams in the ACC, is deep and hurts you at both ends of the court. I see this Canes taking this game by double digits.