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Mississippi State Bulldogs vs. Tulane Green Wave - 12/19/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Tulane Green Wave (6-5) at Mississippi State Bulldogs (4-5)

College Basketball: Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 4:00 pm (Humphrey Coliseum)

The Line: Mississippi State Bulldogs -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN 3

The Tulane Green Wave will travel to play the Mississippi State Bulldogs in a non-conference game on Saturday.

The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 4-5 and are coming off of a loss to Florida State by a score of 90-66. Mississippi State gave up 53 points in the second half, which sealed the win for Florida State. Craig Sword had 20 points and 3 rebounds for Mississippi State. Gavin Ware added 13 points and 8 rebounds for the Bulldogs. Mississippi State was out rebounded by a total of 46-32 and had only 5 assists in their defeat. Mississippi State is averaging 78.7 points per game while giving up 77.7 points per game. Mississippi State is also averaging 34.4 rebounds per game and 13.7 assists per game. Gavin Ware is averaging 18.3 points per game and 7.8 rebounds per game, while Malik Newman is averaging 12 points per game and 2.9 rebounds per game for Mississippi State. Mississippi State is shooting 73.8% on free throws, 30% on three-pointers, and 47.5% on all field goal attempts. Gavin Ware is questionable for this game with an injury.

Mississippi State Bulldogs vs. Tulane Green Wave - 12/19/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Tulane Green Wave are 6-5 and are coming off of a loss to North Carolina by a score of 96-72. Tulane trailed by 19 points at halftime and was blown out in this game. Louis Dabney had 18 points and 3 rebounds for Tulane. Jernard Jarreau added 10 points and 8 rebounds for the Green Wave. Tulane was out rebounded by a total of 43-33 and had 9 assists in their defeat. Tulane is averaging 69.5 points per game while giving up 67.6 points per game. Tulane is also averaging 38.9 rebounds per game and 12.5 assists per game. Louis Dabney is averaging 14.5 points per game and 3.6 rebounds per game, while Malik Morgan is averaging 10.8 points per game and 4.5 rebounds per game for Tulane. Tulane is shooting 64.9% on free throws, 31.9% on three-pointers, and 44% on all field goal attempts.

Tulane is 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games against the SEC. the over is 4-1 in Tulane’s last 5 road games. Mississippi State is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games. Mississippi State is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games. The over is 6-2 in Mississippi State’s last 8 games overall.

With both teams coming off of a loss, they will both be eager to get back into the win column. Mississippi State scores about 9 more points per game than Tulane, but also is giving up about 10 more points per game. Tulane has the slight rebounding advantage in this game, but Mississippi State has the home court advantage. I like Mississippi State at home in this game.

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