Mississippi State Bulldogs vs. Texas Southern Tigers - 12/2/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas Southern Tigers (1-5) at Mississippi State Bulldogs (3-3)
College Basketball: Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Humphrey Coliseum)
The Line: Mississippi State Bulldogs -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN 3
The Texas Southern Tigers will travel to play the Mississippi State Bulldogs in a non-conference game.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 3-3 and are coming off of a win against UT Martine by a score of 76-51. Mississippi State outscored their opponent by a total of 40-22 in the second half to seal the blowout victory. Gavin Ware led Mississippi State with 22 points and 10 rebounds. Quinndary Weatherspoon added 16 points for Mississippi State in this game. Mississippi State out rebounded their opponent by a total of 43-27 and had 17 assists in their victory. Mississippi State is averaging 81.5 points per game while giving up 77.3 points per game. Mississippi State is also averaging 36.5 rebounds per game and 14.7 assists per game. Gavin Ware leads Mississippi State with 20.2 points per game and 7.3 rebounds per game. I.J. Ready is averaging 12.8 points per game and 5.5 assists per game for Mississippi State. Mississippi State is shooting 71.7% on free throws, 31.6% on three-pointers, and 49.9% on all field goal attempts.
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The Texas Southern Tigers are 1-5 and are coming off of a loss to Washington State by a score of 77-65. Texas Southern trailed by 21-points at halftime and fell short in the comeback attempt for the loss. Malcolm Riley led Texas Southern with 23 points and 6 rebounds. Chris Thomas had 10 points and 5 rebounds for Texas Southern. Texas Southern was out rebounded by their opponent by a total of 33-29 and had only 6 assists in their defeat. Texas Southern is averaging 70 points per game while giving up 83.2 points per game. Texas Southern is also averaging 33.2 rebounds per game and 10.8 assists per game. Malcolm Riley leads Texas Southern with 20.2 points per game with 6.2 rebounds per game. Chris Thomas is averaging 15.3 points per game and 4.3 rebounds per game. Texas Southern is shooting 60.4% on free throws, 34.4% on three-pointers, and 42.5% on all field goal attempts.
Texas Southern is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games. Texas Southern is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games. The under is 6-1-1 in Texas Southern’s last 8 road games. Mississippi State is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 non-conference games. Mississippi State is 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 home games. The over is 4-1 in Mississippi State’s last 5 home games.
Texas Southern has started very poorly this season, as they are giving up too many points on the defensive end. Mississippi State shoots better and is better at rebounding than Texas Southern. Mississippi State is the better team, and should get this win easily.