Mississippi State vs. Missouri - 3/7/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Missouri Tigers (9-21) at Mississippi State Bulldogs (12-18)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 6:30 pm (Humphrey Coliseum)
The Line: Mississippi State Bulldogs -4.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: SEC Network
The Mississippi State Bulldogs and the Missouri Tigers face off on Saturday at Humphrey Coliseum in a SEC college basketball matchup as they close out their regular seasons.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 12-18 this season and they have lost seven of their last eight games. MSU is averaging 61.9 points and they are shooting 43 percent while defensively they are allowing 63.8 points and their opponents are shooting 42.1 percent. Craig Sword leads the Bulldogs averaging 10.8 points per game. Gavin Ware is averaging 10.2 points and 7.2 rebounds, Roquez Johnson is averaging 9.6 points and 5.4 rebounds, and Fred Thomas is averaging 9.4 points. Mississippi State is 8-8 at home and 5-12 in the SEC.
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The Missouri Tigers are 9-21 this season and they have won two of their last three games. Missouri is averaging 61.3 points and they are shooting 40.8 percent while defensively they are allowing 68.6 points and their opponents are shooting 42.9 percent. Johnathan Williams III leads the Tigers averaging 12.1 points and 6.8 rebounds per game. Wes Clark is averaging 10.1 points, Montaque Gill-Caesar is averaging 9.2 points, and Keith Shamburger is averaging 8.7 points. Missouri is 1-9 on the road and 3-14 in the SEC.
Mississippi State is 7-2-1 against the spread following a loss and 1-5-1 against the spread against a team with a losing record. Missouri is 3-7 against the spread against the SEC, 3-12-1 against the spread in their last 16 road games, and 9-24-3 against in their last 36 games following a win. The favorite has covered the spread in four of the last five meetings of these two.
I can see MSU winning this one but I don’t trust them laying this kind of number.