South Carolina Gamecocks vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs - 1/26/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Mississippi State Bulldogs (8-10) at South Carolina Gamecocks (17-2)
College Basketball: Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Colonial Life Arena)
The Line: South Carolina Gamecocks -8.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The South Carolina Gamecocks will host the Mississippi State Bulldogs this Tuesday.
The South Carolina Gamecocks come into this game with a 17-2 record and are currently 5th in the SEC. The Gamecocks are coming up off of a 78-69 loss to Tennessee. Michael Carrera who is averaging 12.6 points per game and 6.6 rebounds has led the Gamecocks. Duane Notice is second on the team with 11.6 points per game and 2.3 rebounds. The Gamecocks will try to bounce back with a win over the Bulldogs.
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The Mississippi State Bulldogs come into this game with a 8-10 record and are currently 13th in the SEC. The Bulldogs have lost 5 out of their last 6 games with their most recent game being a 83-77 win over Ole Miss. Through 18 games this season the leading scorer for the Bulldogs has been Gavin Ware who is averaging 16.2 points per game and 7.5 rebounds. Malik Newman is second on the team with 13.4 points per game and 3.1 rebounds.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 5-1 against the spread in their last 6 Tuesday games. The Bulldogs are 4-0 against the spread in their last 4 games following a win. The South Carolina Gamecocks are 4-0 against the spread in their last 4 Tuesday games. The Gamecocks are 15-5 against the spread in their last 20 games overall.
Mississippi State has been playing poorly has of late and now they will get a hard game on the road against a good South Carolina team. I think South Carolina is one of the better teams in the SEC and should have no problem covering this spread at home.