Mississippi Rebels vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs - 3/2/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Mississippi State Bulldogs (13-15) at Mississippi Rebels (18-11)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Tad Smith Coliseum)
The Line: Mississippi Rebels -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: SEC Network
The Mississippi State Bulldogs will travel to play the Mississippi Rebels in a SEC game on Wednesday.
The Mississippi Rebels are 18-11 (8-8) and are coming off of a loss to Georgia by a score of 80-66. Mississippi has won 2 of their last 3 games and is currently tied for 6th in the SEC standings. Mississippi is averaging 74.6 points per game while giving up 72 points per game. Mississippi is also averaging 38.2 rebounds per game and 13 assists per game. Stefan Moody is averaging 22.8 points per game and 4.4 assists per game for Mississippi. Sebastian Saiz is averaging 11.6 points per game and 9 rebounds per game for the Rebels. Mississippi is shooting 71% on free throws, 33.3% on three-pointers, and 41.5% on all field goal attempts.
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The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 13-15 (6-10) and are coming off of a win against South Carolina by a score of 68-58. Mississippi State has won 3 of their last 4 games and is currently tied for 11th in the SEC standings. Mississippi State defeated Mississippi by a score of 83-77 in these two teams first meeting of the season. Mississippi State is averaging 74.9 points per game while giving up 72.3 points per game. Mississippi State is also averaging 35 rebounds per game and 13.8 assists per game. Gavin Ware is averaging 15.6 points per game and 7.5 rebounds per game for Mississippi State. Craig Sword is averaging 13 points per game and 3.9 rebounds per game for the Bulldogs. Mississippi State is shooting 71.9% on free throws, 33.1% on three-pointers, and 46.1% on all field goal attempts.
Mississippi State is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games. Mississippi State is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games. The under is 5-1 in Mississippi State’s last 6 games. Mississippi is 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 Wednesday games. Mississippi is 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 games. The over is 8-2 in Mississippi’s last 10 home games. The home team is 8-3 ATS in these two teams last 11 meetings.
Mississippi State has been playing better in their last few games, but will be on the road for this game. Both teams are similar in points scored and points against, while Mississippi has the rebounding advantage. Mississippi State has been playing teams very tough this season and I like them in this matchup.