Mississippi State Bulldogs vs. Northwestern State Demons - 11/28/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Northwestern State Demons (2-3) at Mississippi State Bulldogs (3-2)
College Basketball: Monday, November 28, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Humphrey Coliseum)
The Line: Mississippi State Bulldogs -13 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Down at Humphrey Coliseum in Starkville on Monday, the Northwestern State Demons and the Mississippi State Bulldogs will be clashing in college basketball action.
Northwestern State comes into this matchup with a 2-3 record on the season. the Demons dropped their first pair of games, 72-44 against Texas A&M and 97-61 against Oklahoma. Northwestern State then rattled off wins against Le Tonneau 92-87 and Alexandria 82-69 before falling 84-60 to Missouri in their last appearance.
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So far this season, Zeek Woodley has been leading the Demons in scoring, averaging 17.4 PPG with 2.2 RPG. Ishmael Lane is second with 12.2 PPG and 5.8 RPG, while Tra’von Joseph leads the team in rebounds with 6.4 RPG and 6.8 PPG so far.
Meanwhile, over on the Mississippi State side, they’re entering play on Monday with a 3-2 record on the year. the Bulldogs won their opener against Norfolk State 78-74, then dropped one 86-61 against UCF before rattling off a pair of wins over Boise State 80-68 and UTEP 61-54. In Mississippi State’s most recent game, they fell to Lehigh 87-73.
Leading the charge statistical for the Bulldogs is Quinndary Weatherspoon, who has 18.8 PPG with 5.0 RPG. I.J. Ready (13.6 PPG; 5.0 APG), Tyson Carter (13.0 PPG) and Aric Holman (11.4 PPG; 6.2 RPG) have been playing well for Mississippi State as well.
Northwestern State is 4-1 ATS in their last five road games versus a team with a winning home record, and 3-10 ATS in their last 13 non-conference games. Northwestern State is also 1-4 ATS in their last five versus the Southeastern, and the over is 12-5-1 in the Demons’ last 18 overall.
As for Mississippi State, they’re 5-0 ATS in their last five games following a straight-up loss, and 4-0 ATS in their last four home games. Mississippi State is also 8-2 ATS in their last 10 non-conference games, and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall.
There’s really not a whole lot to get excited about here if you’re not a fan of either team, but judging by statistics and past performance it’s clear Mississippi State has the better team. Woodley and Lane have been the only ones holding Northwestern State upright, and they’re no match for a deeper and more talented Bulldogs onslaught. I’ll take Mississippi State to cover here, and they shouldn’t have much trouble with it.