Mississippi State vs. Missouri State - 11/22/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Missouri State Bears (0-2) at Mississippi State Bulldogs (1-3)
College Basketball: Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 12:00 pm (Coliseo Roberto Clemente)
The Line: Mississippi State Bulldogs -6.5 -- Over/Under: 146 See the Latest Odds
The Mississippi State Bulldogs and the Missouri State Bears face off on Sunday in Puerto Rico in college basketball action.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs lost a close one to Texas Tech on Friday to land in this consolation game. Mississippi State is averaging 82.2 points per game and they are shooting 47.8 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 85.8 points and their opponents shoot 49.4 percent. Gavin Ware leads MSU averaging 18.5 points and 7.8 rebounds per game. I.J. Ready is averaging 13.5 points, Craig Sword is averaging 12.8 points, and Malik Newman is averaging 12.7 points. Mississippi State has a lot of talent but they haven’t played well enough defensively.
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The Missouri State Bears are 0-3 this season including losses to Butler and Minnesota that landed them in this game. Missouri State is averaging 64.3 points and they are shooting 36.5 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 82.3 points and their opponents shoot 49.1 percent. Camyn Boone leads the Bears averaging 10.3 points per game. Dequon Miller is averaging 9.7 points, Obediah Church is averaging 9.3 points and 8.3 rebounds, and Chris Kendrix is averaging 8.3 points. Missouri State has played hard and gave it 100 percent but it has been just not enough.
Mississippi State is 9-3-1 against the spread following a loss, 2-6-1 against the spread against a team with a losing record, and 1-3-1 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread. Missouri State is 3-8 against the spread against the SEC, 1-5-1 against the spread in their last seven games, and 1-5 against the spread in their last six neutral site games.
The line in this one is dropping and while Missouri State isn’t going to quit they are over matched here so I will take Mississippi State.