Mississippi State vs. Auburn SEC Tournament - 3/11/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Auburn Tigers (12-19) at Mississippi State Bulldogs (13-18)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Bridgestone Arena)
The Line: Mississippi State Bulldogs -1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: SEC Network
The Mississippi State Bulldogs and the Auburn Tigers face off on Wednesday at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville in an opening round game of the SEC men’s basketball tournament.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 13-18 this season and they finished the season tied for 11th place in the SEC standings. Mississippi State is averaging 61.6 points and they are shooting 42.9 percent while defensively they are allowing 63.2 points and their opponents are shooting 41.7 percent. Craig Sward leads the Bulldogs averaging 11 points per game. Gavin Ware is averaging 10.2 points and 7.2 rebounds, Roquez Johnson is averaging 9.4 points and 5.2 rebounds, and Fred Thomas is averaging 9.1 points. Mississippi State is 1-2 in neutral site games and 6-12 in the SEC.
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The Auburn Tigers finished their regular season at 12-19 in in 13th place in the SEC standings. Auburn is averaging 67.7 points and they are shooting 40.8 percent while defensively they are allowing 72.1 points and their opponents are shooting 47 percent. K.T. Harrell leads the Tigers averaging 18.1 points per game. K.T. Harrell leads the Tigers averaging 18.1 points per game. Antoine Mason is averaging 15.1 points, Cinmeon Bowers is averaging 12.6 points and 9.7 rebounds, and K.C> Ross-Miller is averaging 6.7 points. Auburn is 1-1 in neutral site games and 4-14 in the SEC.
Mississippi State is 3-1-1 against the spread in their last five games, 2-5 against the spread following a win, and 2-5 against the spread against a team with a losing record. Auburn is 3-9 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, 5-20-1 against the spread in their last 26 neutral site games, and 5-11 against the spread in their last 16 Wednesday games. The underdog is 9-1-1 against the spread in the last 11 meetings of these two.
This should be a hard fought battle but my free pick is going to be on the total so please check back when the totals are posted.