Mississippi State vs. Auburn - 3/5/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Auburn Tigers (11-18) at Mississippi State Bulldogs (13-16)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 2:30 pm (Humphrey Coliseum)
The Line: Mississippi State Bulldogs -12 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: SEC Network
The Mississippi State Bulldogs and the Auburn Tigers face off on Saturday in SEC college basketball action.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 13-16 this season and they have lost two of their last three games. MSU Is averaging 75 points per game and they are shooting 46.1 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 72.8 points and their opponents are shooting 43.1 percent. Gavin Ware leads the Bulldogs averaging 16 points and 7.6 rebounds per game. Craig Sword is averaging 12.9 points, Quinndary Weatherspoon is averaging 12.1 points, and Malik Newman is averaging 11.3 points. Mississippi State is 9-5 at home and 6-11 in the SEC.
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The Auburn Tigers are 11-18 this season and they have lost three of their last four games. Auburn is averaging 71.3 points per game and they are shooting 40 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 77.4 points and their opponents are shooting 43.9 percent. Tyler Harris leads the Tigers averaging 14 points and 7.7 rebounds. T.J. Dunans is averaging 11.4 points, Cinmeon Bowers is averaging 10.7 points and 9.8 rebounds, and Bryce Brown is averaging 10.4 points. Auburn is 2-10 on the road and 5-12 in the SEC.
Mississippi State is 4-1 against the spread in their last five games, 5-0 against the spread against a team with a losing record, and 9-4 against the spread in their last 13 home games. Auburn is 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 road games, 18-8-1 against the spread following a double digit home loss, and 3-7 against the spread on the road against a team with a winning home record. The underdog is 10-1-1 against the spread in the last 12 meetings of these two teams.
This is a big line but I see Mississippi State winning easily.