South Carolina vs. Mississippi State - 2/28/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Mississippi State Bulldogs (12-16) at South Carolina Gamecocks (13-14)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 6:00 pm (Colonial Life Arena)
The Line: South Carolina Gamecocks -11 -- Over/Under: 122.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: SEC Network
The South Carolina Gamecocks and the Mississippi State Bulldogs face off on Saturday at Colonial Life Arena is SEC college basketball action.
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 13-14 this season and they have lost five of their last seven games. South Carolina is averaging 64.7 points and they are shooting 39.9 percent while defensively they are allowing 61.7 points and their opponents are shooting 38.3 percent. Duane Notice leads the Gamecocks averaging 11.3 points per game. Sindarius Thornwell is averaging 11.2 poins and 5.0 rebounds, Tyrone Johnson is averaging 9.2 points, and Laimonas Chatkevicius is averaging 8.5 points and 5.3 rebounds. South Carolina is 9-5 at home and 4-11 in the SEC.
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The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 12-16 this season and they have lost five of their last six games. MSU is averaging 61.9 points and they are shooting 42.7 percent while defensively they are allowing 63.1 points and their opponents shoot 41.5 percent. Gavin Ware leads the Bulldogs averaging 10.2 points and 7.4 rebounds per game. Fred Thomas is averaging 9.9 points, Roquez Johnson is averaging 9.8 points and 5.5 rebounds, and Craig Sword is averaging 9.8 points. Mississippi State is 3-6 on the road and 5-10 in the SEC.
South Carolina is 3-13 against the spread in their last 16 games, 1-6 against the spread in their last seven home games, and 2-8 against the spread following a loss. Mississippi State is 5-1 against the spread in their last six road games, 6-1-1 against the spread following a loss, and 3-9-1 against the spread following a double-digit home loss. The road team has covered the point spread in nine of the last 12 meetings of these two.
Bad teams usually means bad defense and I see this one going over the total. 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.