Mississippi State Bulldogs vs. Georgia Bulldogs Pick, Odds, Prediction 2/12/14
Georgia Bulldogs (12-10) at Mississippi State Bulldogs (13-10)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 9:00 pm (Humphrey Coliseum)
The Line: Mississippi State Bulldogs +1.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Mississippi State Bulldogs and the Georgia Bulldogs face off on Wednesday at Humphrey Coliseum in SEC college basketball.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs have lost five games in a row and the have slipped into 11th place in the SEC standings. MSU is 3-7 in the SEC and 11-3 at home this season. Craig Sword leads the Bulldogs averaging 13.2 poitns per game. Gavin Ware is averaging 10.6 points and 7.7 rebounds, Colin Borchert is averaging 10.0 points, and Roquez Johnson is averaging 9.0 points. Mississippi State is averaging 67.7 points and they are shooting 44.6 percent while defensively they are allowing 68.5 points and their opponents are shooting 44.3 percent. Mississippi State’s next two games are on the road.
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The Georgia Bulldogs have won back-to-back games and they have moved into fourth place in SEC standings. UGA is 1-8 away from home this season and 6-4 in SEC play. Charles Mann leads the Bulldogs averaging 13.5 points per game. Kenny Gaines is averaging 11.8 points, Nemanja Djurisic is averaging 10.2 points, and Marcus Thornton is averaging 7.5 points and 5.8 rebounds. Georgia is averaging 69.9 points and they are shooting 44.3 percent while defensively they are allowing 68.5 points and their opponents are shooting 40.7 percent. Georgia continues to play very tough in the SEC.
Mississippi State is 6-0 against the spread in their last six home games, 5-2-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 0-7-1 against the spread following a double-digit home loss. Georgia is 19-7 against the spread against the SEC, 1-4 against the spread in their last five road games, and 12-5 against the spread following a win. The road team has covered the point spread in four of the last five meetings of these two.
I don’t love this game but getting the home team as a dog looks like the more attractive option so my pick here is a lean to Mississippi State.
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