LSU vs. Mississippi State - 2/6/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Mississippi State Bulldogs (9-12) at LSU Tigers (14-8)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 6:00 pm (Pete Maravich Assembly Center)
The Line: LSU Tigers -9 -- Over/Under: 158.5 See the Latest Odds
The LSU Tigers and the Mississippi State Bulldogs face off on Saturday in SEC college basketball action.
The LSU Tigers are 14-8 this season and they have won three of their last four games as they try and stay in the hunt for a NCAA Tournament bid. LSU is averaging 81 points per game and they are shooting 47.4 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 75.3 points and their opponents are shooting 43.4 percent. Ben Simmons leads the Tigers averaging 19.5 points, 12.5 rebounds, and 5.0 assists per game. Craig Victor II is averaging 13 points and 6.4 rebounds, Keith Hornsby is averaging 12.7 points, and Tim Quarterman is averaging 11.7 points. LSU is 11-2 at home and 7-2 in the SEC.
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The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 9-12 this season and they have lost seven of their last nine games. Mississippi State is averaging 76.6 points per game and they are shooting 46.5 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 74.5 points per game and their opponents are shooting 43.9 percent. Gavin Ware leads the Bulldogs averaging 16.3 points and 7.3 rebounds per game. Malik Newman is averaging 13.2 points, Craig Sword is averaging 12.5 points, and Quinndary Weatherspoon is averaging 10.7 points. Mississippi State is 1-6 on the road and 2-7 in the SEC.
LSU is 2-6 against the spread in their last eight games, 1-6 against the spread against the SEC, and 1-4 against the spread following a win. Mississippi State is 8-1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread. The home team has covered the point spread in four of the last five meetings of these two.
LSU seems to be finding themselves to I will lay the big number.