Florida State vs. Mississippi State - 12/16/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Mississippi State Bulldogs (4-4) at Florida State Seminoles (6-2)
College Basketball: Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Tucker Center)
The Line: Florida State Seminoles -12 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Mississippi State Bulldogs and Florida State Seminoles square off Wednesday at the Donald L. Tucker Center.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs look for their first road win to get a game above a .500 record. The Mississippi State Bulldogs are averaging 80.2 points on 48.6 percent shooting and allowing 76.1 points on 47.5 percent shooting. Gavin Ware is averaging 19 points and 7.8 rebounds while Craig Sword is averaging 12.4 points and 2.8 assists. I.J. Ready is dishing 4.6 assists and Travis Daniels is grabbing 5.6 rebounds. The Mississippi State Bulldogs are shooting 30.7 percent from beyond the arc and 73.6 percent from the free throw line. Mississippi State is allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 11.4 turnovers per game. The Mississippi State Bulldogs have lost five of their last seven road games.
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The Florida State Seminoles hope to keep rolling after winning four of their last five games. The Florida State Seminoles are averaging 85.4 points on 48.9 percent shooting and allowing 72.2 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Malik Beasley is averaging 18.3 points and 1.4 assists while Dwayne Bacon is averaging 15.8 points and five rebounds. Xavier Rathan-Mayes is the third double-digit scorer and Boris Bojanovsky is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The Florida State Seminoles are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 72.2 percent from the free throw line. Florida State is allowing 38.4 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 15.8 turnovers per game. The Florida State Seminoles have won 10 of their last 14 home games.
The Bulldogs are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Seminoles are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Wednesday games and 15-5 ATS in their last 20 games overall.
Mississippi State has failed to show up so far this season, losing to subpar teams and getting blown out against the good teams. Florida State has been far more consistent and played a very good Iowa team down to the wire. At home, I'll side with the Seminoles by double digits, as the Bulldogs have shown us nothing.