Mississippi State Bulldogs vs. Texas A&M Aggies Pick, Odds, Prediction 1/18/14
Texas A&M Aggies (12-4) at Mississippi State Bulldogs (11-5)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 1:45 pm (Humphrey Coliseum)
The Line: Mississippi State Bulldogs +2.5 -- Over/Under: 126.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN Full Court
The Mississippi State Bulldogs and the Texas A&M Aggies face off on Saturday in SEC college basketball action.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 1-2 in SEC play coming off of a 19 beat down loss at the hands of Alabama. MSU is 9-1 at home this season and they have played the 283rd ranked schedule. Craig Sword is the Bulldogs leading scorer averaging 14.5 points per game. Gavin Ware is averaging 10.9 points and 8.8 rebounds, Colin Borchert is averaging 10 points, and Roquez Johnson is averaging 9.6 points. Mississippi State is averaging 70.1 points and they are shooting 45.1 percent while defensively they are allowing 68.1 points and their opponents are shooting 43.3 percent. Mississippi State is 1-4 against teams with a RPI better than 150.
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The Texas A&M Aggies seem to have found something that is working as they have started SEC play going 3-0. Texas A&M is 1-3 away from home and have played the 185th ranked schedule in the country. Jamal Jones is averaging 11.6 points, Kourtney Roberson is averaging 10 points and 7.4 rebounds, and Alex Caruso is averaging 8.9 points and 5.2 assists. Texas A&M is averaging 69.1 points and they are shooting 45.2 percent while defensively they are allowing 60.3 points and their opponents are shooting 38.4 percent. Texas A&M has racked up four wins in a row and are clearly playing their best basketball of the season.
Mississippi State is 5-2 against the spread in their last seven home games, 2-7 against the spread in their last nine games, and 6-15 against the spread against a team with a winning record. Texas A&M is 5-2 against the spread in their last seven games, 3-8 against the spread following a win, and 4-1 against the spread against the SEC.
THe total is insanely low here but this could be one of those methodical games where the firs tto 45 wins so my free pick is on the under. My stronger pick is on who will cover the spread and I will post that pick in the Premium Area as well as on the App.
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