Missouri vs. Mississippi State - 1/30/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Mississippi State Bulldogs (8-11) at Missouri Tigers (8-12)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 8:30 pm (Mizzou Arena)
The Line: Missouri Tigers +2 -- Over/Under: 143 See the Latest Odds
TV: SEC Network
The Missouri Tigers and the Mississippi State Bulldogs face off on Saturday in SEC college basketball action.
The Missouri Tigers are 8-12 this season and they have lost their last five games. Missouri is averaging 67.1 points per game and they are shooting 42 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 69.9 points and their opponents are shooting 41.7 percent. Kevin Puryear leads the Tigers averaging 11.4 points per game. Wes Clark is averaging 10.5 points, Namon Wright is averaging 8.3 points, and Terrance Phillips is averaging 7.9 points. Missouri is 8-3 at home and 106 in the SEC.
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The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 8-11 this season and they have lost six of their last seven games. Mississippi State is averaging 76.5 points per game and they are shooting 46.5 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 74.7 points and their opponents are shooting 44.2 percent. Gavin Ware leads the Bulldogs averaging 15.7 points and 7.3 rebounds per game. Malik Newman is averaging 13.4 points, Craig Sword is averaging 12.5 points, and I.J. Ready is averaging 10.7 points. Mississippi State is 0-6 on the road and 1-6 in the SEC.
Missouri is 3-8 against the spread against the SEC, 3-0-1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread, and 7-3 against the spread following a loss by 20 or more points. Mississippi State is 7-1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread and 4-0 against the spread against a team with a losing record. The favorite has covered the point spread in five of the last six meetings of these two.
These are the two worst teams in the SEC and I see Mississippi State getting the best of it.