Mississippi State vs. LSU - 1/31/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
LSU Tigers (16-4) at Mississippi State Bulldogs (9-11)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 2:00 pm (Humphrey Coliseum)
The Line: Mississippi State Bulldogs +4.5 -- Over/Under: 135.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: SEC Network
The Mississippi State Bulldogs and the LSU Tigers face on Saturday at Humphrey Coliseum in SEC college basketball action.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 9-11 this season and they have lost their last two games. Mississippi State is averaging 61.9 points and they are shooting 42.6 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 61.8 points and their opponents are shooting 42.1 percent. Roquez Johnson leads the Bulldogs averaging 10.7 points ad 5.7 rebounds per game. Fred Thomas is averaging 9.8 points, Gavin Ware is averaging 9.7 points and 7.2 rebounds, and I.J. Ready is averaging 8.5 points. Mississippi State is 7-4 at home and 2-5 in SEC games.
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The LSU Tigers are 16-4 this season and they have won their last three games. LSU is averaging 74.9 points and they are shooting 45.9 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 67.2 points and their opponents are shooting 39.6 percent. Jarell Martin leads the Tigers averaging 16.7 points and 9.1 rebounds per game. Jordan Mickey is averaging 15.9 points and 10.4 rebounds, Keith Hornsby is averaging 12.6 points, and Tim Quarterman is averaging 12.3 points and 5.5 rebounds. LSU is 5-1 on the road and 5-2 in SEC play.
Mississippi State is 4-1 against the spread in their last five games, 4-1 against the spread following a loss, and 1-5 against the spread in their last six Saturday games. LSU is 6-1 against the spread in their last seven road games, 8-3-1 against the spread following a win, and 6-2-1 against the spread against a team with a losing record. The underdog is 6-1-1 against the spread in the last eight meetings of these two.
With the total set at 135.5 I like the over in this spot with my free pick. My stronger play is on who will cover the spread and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.