Mississippi State Bulldogs vs. Auburn Tigers Pick, Odds, Prediction 1/22/14
Auburn Tigers (8-7) at Mississippi State Bulldogs (12-5)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 8:00 pm (Humphrey Coliseum)
The Line: Mississippi State Bulldogs +1 -- Over/Under: 142.5 See the Latest Odds
The Mississippi State Bulldogs and the Auburn Tigers face off on Wednesday at the Humphrey Coliseum in SEC college basketball action.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs have won two of their last three games and are 2-2 in SEC play this season. MSU is 10-1 at home this season and they have played the 263rd ranked schedule. Craig Sword is averaging 15 points per game to lead the Bulldogs. Gavin Ware is averaging 11.5 points and 8.9 rebounds, Colin Borchert is averaging 10.2 points, and Roquez Johnson is averaging 9.4 points. Mississippi State is averaging 70.7 points and they are shooting 45.5 percent while defensively they are allowing 68.3 points and their opponents are shooting 43.4 percent. Less than a quarter of Mississippi State’s opponents have a RPI better than 100.
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The Auburn Tigers haven’t won since starting SEC play going 0-4 in the conference thus far. Auburn is 0-4 away from home and they have played the 133rd ranked schedule. Chris Denson is the Tigers leading scorer averaging 19.5 points per game. K.T. Harrell is averaging 18.9 points, Tahj Shamsid-Deen is averaging 8.2 points, and Allen Payne is averaging 6.5 points and 5.9 rebounds. Auburn is averaging 73.6 points and they are shooting 45.3 percent while defensively they are allowing 70.7 points and their opponents are shooting 42.8 percent. Auburn needs a win here to stay above .500.
Mississippi State is 6-2 against the spread in their last eight home games, 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 games, and 1-7 against the spread following a win. Auburn is 6-14 against the spread in their last 20 games, 2-11 against the spread against the SEC, and 1-6 against the spread in their last eight road games. The home team is 5-1-1 against the spread in the last seven meetings of these two.
I have this one coming in at about 140 so with the total slightly higher my free pick is 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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