Mississippi State Bulldogs vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders - 11/20/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas Tech Red Raiders (1-1) vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs (1-2)
College Basketball: Friday, November 20, 2015 at 5:00 pm (Roberto Clemente Coliseum)
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The Texas Tech Red Raiders will play the Mississippi State Bulldogs in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off tournament.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 1-2 and are coming off of a loss against Miami by a score of 105-79. Mississippi State allowed 59 first half points, which made the game a blowout. Gavin Ware and Craig Sword were the high scorers for Mississippi State with 20 points each. Mississippi State was out rebounded by a total of 41-27 and had 14 assists in their defeat. Mississippi State is averaging 85.7 points per game while giving up 89.7 points per game. Mississippi State is also averaging 37 rebounds per game and 13.3 assists per game. Gavin Ware is averaging 19.7 points per game with 7.3 rebounds per game for Mississippi State. Mississippi State is shooting 71% on free throws, 35.7% on three-pointers, and 49% on all field goal attempts.
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The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 1-1 and are coming off of a loss to Utah by a score of 73-63. Texas Tech fought hard to stay in this one against a talented Utah team but fell short in the end. Devaugntah Williams led Texas Tech with 13 points in the game. Zach Smith led Texas Tech in rebounding with 8 rebounds. Texas Tech was out rebounded by a total of 45-38 and had only 9 assists in their defeat. Texas Tech is averaging 70 points per game while giving up 73 points per game. Texas Tech is also averaging 36.5 rebounds per game and 11 assists per game. Devaugntah Williams is the leading scorer for Texas Tech with 19.5 points per game and 5 rebounds per game. Texas Tech is shooting 62.3% on free throws, 22% on three-pointers, and 45% on all field goal attempts.
Mississippi State is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games. Mississippi State is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games. The under is 4-1-1 in Mississippi State’s last 6 games against the Big 12. Texas Tech is 3-13 ATS in their last 16 neutral site games. Texas Tech is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games. The under is 3-0-1 in Texas Tech’s last 4 games against the SEC.
Both teams played yesterday, so fatigue may be an issue in this one. Texas Tech really impressed me with how they battled a much better Utah team, while Mississippi State looked terrible against Miami. It looks like Texas Tech has the better defense, which should make the difference in this one, especially with both teams playing yesterday. I am picking Texas Tech.