Mississippi State vs. Oregon State - 12/1/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oregon State Beavers (3-4) at Mississippi State Bulldogs (4-2)
College Basketball: Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Humphrey Coliseum)
The Line: Mississippi State Bulldogs -8.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Oregon State Beavers and Mississippi State Bulldogs meet Thursday night in a college basketball contest at the Humphrey Coliseum on ESPNU.
The Oregon State Beavers look for a statement road victory to get back to a .500 record. The Oregon State Beavers are averaging 65 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 67.7 points on 37.4 percent shooting. Tres Tinkle is averaging 20.2 points and 2.3 assists while Drew Eubanks is averaging 14 points and 8.1 rebounds. Jaquori McLaughlin is the third double-digit scorer and Stephen Thompson Jr. is grabbing two rebounds. The Oregon State Beavers are shooting 26.4 percent from beyond the arc and 67.1 percent from the free throw line. The Oregon State Beavers are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.2 rebounds per game. The Oregon State Beavers have lost five of their last six road games.
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The Mississippi State Bulldogs look for a solid victory to build on their 4-2 start to the CBB season. The Mississippi State Bulldogs are averaging 69.7 points on 42.5 percent shooting and allowing 71.3 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Quinndary Weatherspoon is averaging 18.8 points and five rebounds while I.J. Ready is averaging 13.7 points and 5.2 assists. Tyson Carter is the third double-digit scorer and Aric Holman is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The Mississippi State Bulldogs are shooting 30.4 percent from beyond the arc and 77.5 percent from the free throw line. The Mississippi State Bulldogs are allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.7 rebounds per game. The Mississippi State Bulldogs have won five of their last six home games.
The Beavers are 7-20-1 ATS in their last 28 road games and 0-6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Bulldogs are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games. The under is 4-0 in Bulldogs last 4 home games and the over is 10-4 in Beavers last 14 overall.
Mississippi State isn't exactly blowing the doors off teams to start the season and has had trouble on the defensive side from time to time. However, Oregon State has looked awful for much of the season and has lost and struggled against squads far less talented than Miss State. The Beavers have shown us nothing up to this point to trust them against the number, so I'm siding with the home team by double digits here.