Mississippi State vs. Northern Colorado - 12/23/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Northern Colorado Bears (3-8) at Mississippi State Bulldogs (5-5)
College Basketball: Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Humphrey Coliseum)
The Line: Mississippi State Bulldogs -15 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Northern Colorado Bears and Mississippi State Bulldogs meet Wednesday at the Mississippi Coliseum.
The Northern Colorado Bears need a nice victory in hopes of climbing out of a 3-8 hole. The Northern Colorado Bears are averaging 72.1 points on 42.8 percent shooting and allowing 85.4 points on 49.4 percent shooting. Dallas Anglin is averaging 20 points and 2.3 assists while Jeremy Verhagen is averaging 7.8 points and 4.1 rebounds. Anthony Johnson is grabbing 4.7 rebounds and Jordan Wilson is dishing 3.2 assists. The Northern Colorado Bears are shooting 38 percent from beyond the arc and 73.7 percent from the free throw line. Northern Colorado is allowing 40.9 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 11.3 turnovers per game. The Northern Colorado Bears have played just one neutral game since 2014.
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The Mississippi State Bulldogs look for a victory to get a game above a .500 record. The Mississippi State Bulldogs are averaging 77.7 points on 46.7 percent shooting and allowing 75.8 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Gavin Ware is averaging 17.7 points and 7.9 rebounds while Craig Sword is averaging 13.3 points and 2.5 assists. Malik Newman is grabbing three rebounds and I.J. Ready is dishing 4.2 assists. The Mississippi State Bulldogs are shooting 30.7 percent from beyond the arc and 74.3 percent from the free throw line. Mississippi State is allowing 30.5 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 11.3 turnovers per game. The Mississippi State Bulldogs have lost five of their last six neutral games.
The Bears are 2-8-1 ATS in their last 11 road games and 15-34-2 ATS in their last 51 games overall. The Bulldogs are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
Northern Colorado is really struggling without Cameron Michael on the floor and Miss State may be the best team the Bears have faced since Kansas in the opening game. This game is also still being played in Mississippi. I'll eat the chalk here, as the Bulldogs are easily the better team here.