Oregon State vs. Mississippi State - 12/13/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Mississippi State Bulldogs (5-2) at Oregon State Beavers (5-2)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 4:00 pm (Gill Coliseum)
The Line: Oregon State Beavers -1.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Pac-12 Network
The Oregon State Beavers and the Mississippi State Bulldogs face off on Saturday in Gill Coliseum in Corvallis in Pac-12 college basketball action.
The Oregon State Beavers are 5-2 this season going 4-0 at home thus far. OSU has played just the 285th ranked schedule with both of their losses coming on a neutral court. Oregon State is averaging 67 points and they are shooting 44.7 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 57.6 points and their opponents are shooting 34.7 percent. Gary Payton II is averaging 14 points and 9.6 rebounds to lead the Beavers. Langston Morris-Walker is averaging 12.1 points and 5.4 rebounds, Olaf Schaftenaar is averaging 9.7 points, and Victor Robbins is averaging 8.9 points. Oregon State is ninth in the nation in opponents shooting percentage against.
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The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 5-2 this season but they have lost their last two games. MSU is 0-1 on the road so far this season and 1-1 in neutral site games. Mississippi State is averaging 66.6 points and they are shooting 47 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 57.6 points and their opponents are shooting 39.8 percent. Gavin Ware leads the Bulldogs averaging 13.8 points and 6.3 rebounds. Fred Thomas is averaging 13.8 points, Roquez Johnson is averaging 11.3 points, and Travis Daniels is averaging 9.7 points and 5.8 rebounds. Mississippi State has played the 82nd ranked schedule in the nation.
Oregon State is 4-0 against the spread in their last four home games, 5-1 against the spread in their last six games, and 5-1 against the spread against the SEC. Mississippi State is 3-7-1 against the spread in their last 11 games, 1-3-1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the spread, and 104 against the spread following a loss.
Mississippi State should win this one outright so getting the points here is just a bonus.