Mississippi State vs. Tennessee-Martin - 11/28/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks (2-4) at Mississippi State Bulldogs (2-3)
College Basketball: Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 1:00 pm (Humphrey Coliseum)
The Line: Mississippi State Bulldogs -10.5 -- Over/Under: 152.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: SEC Network+
The Mississippi State Bulldogs and the UT-Martin Skyhawks face off on Saturday in college basketball action.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are a disappointing 2-3 so far this season but they are coming off of a win over Missouri State that ended a three game losing streak. Mississippi State is averaging 82.6 points per game and they are shooting 50 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 82.6 points and their opponents are shooting 48.2 percent from the floor. Gavin Ware leads MSU averaging 19.8 points and 6.8 rebounds per game. I.J. Ready is averaging 13.4 points, Malik Newman is averaging 13 points, and Craig Sword is averaging 12.6 points. Mississippi State appears to have plenty of offense but they can’t stop anyone from scoring.
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The Tennessee Martin Skyhawks are 2-4 this season but they have won their last two games. UTM is averaging 70.8 points and they are shooting 44.3 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 74.7 points and their opponents are shooting 47.9 percent. Alex Anderson leads the Skyhawks averaging 13.8 points per game. Twymond Howard is averaging 12.3 points and 6.0 rebounds, Jacolby Mobley is averaging 10.2 points, and Myles Taylor is averaging 10 points. Tennessee-Martin shoots a miserable 62.6 percent from the free throw line.
Mississippi State is 4-1 against the spread in their last five non-conference games, 5-2 against the spread in their last seven games, and 1-4 against the spread following a win. UT-Martin is 15-7 against the spread in their last 22 road games, 1-4 against the spread in their last five games, and 1-4 against the spread against a team with a losing record.
MSU is a big favorite here and while their results have come against tougher competition I just don’t see them covering this number.