Arkansas vs. Mississippi State - 2/7/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Mississippi State Bulldogs (11-11) at Arkansas Razorbacks (17-5)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 4:00 pm (Bud Walton Arena)
The Line: Arkansas Razorbacks -12.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: SEC Network
The Arkansas Razorbacks and the Mississippi State bulldogs face off on Saturday at Bud Walton Arena in SEC college basketball action.
The Arkansas Razorbacks are 17-5 this season and they have won four of their last five games. Arkansas is averaging 80.2 points and they are shooting 45.3 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 70.2 points and their opponents are shooting 43.2 percent. Bobby Portis leads the Razorbacks averaging 17.7 points and 8.7 rebounds. Michael Qualls is averaging 15.7 points and 5.5 rebounds, Rashad Madden is averaging 9.9 points, and Anthlon Bell is averaging 8.1 points. Arkansas is 14-1 at home and 6-3 in the SEC.
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The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 11-11 this season and they have won their last two games. Mississippi State is averaging 62.8 points and they are shooting 43.1 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 62.2 points and their opponents are shooting 41.8 percent. Fred Thomas leads the Bulldogs averaging 10.6 points per game. Roquez Johnson is averaging 10.4 points and 5.7 rebounds, Gavin Ware is averaging 9.6 points and 7.4 rebounds, and I.J. Ready is averaging 8.7 points. Mississippi State is 2-5 on the road and 4-5 in the SEC.
Arkansas is 5-2 against the spread in their last seven games following a game that they covered the point spread, 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games, and 5-2 against the spread in their last seven Saturday games. Mississippi State is 4-0 against the spread in their last four road games, 6-1 against the spread against the SEC, and 6-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record. The home tam has covered the point spread in the last four meetings of these two.
Arkansas can score and at home they do it in bunches and I look for them to do it here and get the win and cover.