Mississippi State vs. Tennessee - 1/7/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tennessee Volunteers (8-4) at Mississippi State Bulldogs (7-6)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Humphrey Coliseum)
The Line: Mississippi State Bulldogs +1.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: SEC Network
The Mississippi State Bulldogs and the Tennessee Volunteers face off on Wednesday at Humphrey Coliseum in SEC college basketball action.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 7-6 this season and they have won two of their last three games. MSU is averaging 61.8 points and they are shooting 44.1 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 58.8 points and their opponents are shooting 41.5 percent. Fred Thomas leads the Bulldogs averaging 11.2 points per game. Roquez Johnson is averaging 10.5 points and 5.6 rebounds, Gavin Ware is averaging 10.3 points and 5.7 rebounds, and Travis Daniels is averaging 8.0 points and 5.4 rebounds. Mississippi State is 6-2 at home this season.
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The Tennessee Volunteers are 8-4 this season and they have won their last four games. Tennessee is averaging 66.3 points and they are shooting 44.9 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 64.2 points and their opponents are shooting 41.7 percent. Josh Richardson leads the Vols averaging 16.5 points per game. Kevin Punter is averaging 10.5 points, Armani Moore is averaging 9.8 points, and Devon Baulkman is averaging 5.6 points. Tennessee is 0-1 on the road this season.
Mississippi State is 9-20-1 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, 1-4 against the spread in their last five games, and 1-4 against the spread against the SEC. Tennessee is 4-1 against the spread against the SEC, 1-9-3 against the spread in their last 13 games, 0-4-1 against the spread in their last five road games. The underdog has covered the point spread in seven of the last nine meetings of these two.
Tennessee appears t have found their game and I will lay the small number with the Vols here.