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Arkansas Razorbacks vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs - 1/9/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Mississippi State Bulldogs (7-6) at Arkansas Razorbacks (7-7)

College Basketball: Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 3:30 pm (Bud Walton Arena)

The Line: Arkansas Razorbacks -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN 3

The Mississippi State Bulldogs will travel to play the Arkansas Razorbacks in a SEC game on Saturday.

The Arkansas Razorbacks are 7-7 (1-1) and are coming off of a win against Vanderbilt by a score of 90-85 in overtime. Arkansas led by 8 points at halftime but gave that lead up in the second half, before prevailing in the extra period. Anthlon Bell had 26 points and 3 rebounds for Arkansas. Moses Kingsley added 25 points and 8 rebounds for the Razorbacks. Arkansas was out rebounded by a total of 41-36 and had 13 assists in their victory. Arkansas is averaging 83.9 points per game while giving up 77.5 points per game. Arkansas is also averaging 38.6 rebounds per game and 18 assists per game. Moses Kingsley is averaging 17.1 points per game and 9.9 rebounds per game, while Anthlon Bell is averaging 16.8 points per game and 2.9 rebounds per game. Arkansas is shooting 72.2% on free throws, 41.9% on three-pointers, and 46.1% on all field goal attempts.

Arkansas Razorbacks vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs - 1/9/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 7-6 (0-1) and are coming off of a loss to Texas A&M by a score of 61-60. Mississippi State was able to hang around in this game due to their opponent’s poor shooting, but was unable to get the victory. Gavin Ware had 15 points and 13 rebounds for Mississippi State. Malik Newman added 14 points and 3 rebounds for the Bulldogs. Mississippi State was out rebounded by a total of 41-34 and had 9 assists in their defeat. Mississippi State is averaging 77 points per game while giving up 72 points per game. Mississippi State is also averaging 34.7 rebounds per game and 14.2 assists per game. Gavin Ware is averaging 17.5 points per game and 8.2 rebounds per game, while Malik Newman is averaging 13.3 points per game and 2.3 assists per game. Mississippi State is shooting 74.1% on free throws, 30.5% on three-pointers, and 47.6% on all field goal attempts.

Mississippi State is 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games. Mississippi State is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games. The under is 4-1 in Mississippi State’s last 5 Saturday games. Arkansas 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games. Arkansas is 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Saturday games. The over is 5-2 in the Arkansas last 7 games.

Arkansas really impressed me with their win over Vanderbilt in their last game. Arkansas can definitely put points on the board, but their defense has been allowing too many points per game. Even with the poor defense, I like Arkansas in this game.

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