Mississippi State vs. North Dakota State - 11/30/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
North Dakota State Bison (3-3) at Mississippi State Bulldogs (5-0)
College Basketball: Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 7:00 pm (Humphrey Coliseum)
The Line: Mississippi State Bulldogs -10 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The North Dakota St Bison and Mississippi State Bulldogs meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Humphrey Coliseum.
The North Dakota St Bison look for a big road victory here to get a game above a .500 record. The North Dakota St Bison are averaging 68.7 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 65.3 points on 39.8 percent shooting. Paul Miller is averaging 14 points and 4.5 assists while Tyson Ward is averaging 12.8 points and 6.5 rebounds. Cameron Hunter is the third double-digit scorer and A.J. Jacobson is dishing 1.5 assists. The North Dakota St Bison are shooting 38.1 percent from beyond the arc and 69.1 percent from the free throw line. The North Dakota St Bison are allowing 30.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.7 rebounds per game. The North Dakota St Bison have lost six of their last eight road games.
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The Mississippi State Bulldogs look for another victory to get off to an impressive 6-0 record. The Mississippi State Bulldogs are averaging 78.2 points on 49.3 percent shooting and allowing 63 points on 35.9 percent shooting. Quinndary Weatherspoon is averaging 12.8 points and 5.8 rebounds while Lamar Peters is averaging 12.3 points and 4.7 assists. Nick Weatherspoon is the third double-digit scorer and Aric Holman is grabbing seven rebounds. The Mississippi State Bulldogs are shooting 26.2 percent from beyond the arc and 70.8 percent from the free throw line. The Mississippi State Bulldogs are allowing 31.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.8 rebounds per game. The Mississippi State Bulldogs have won their last six home games.
The Bison are 17-35-1 ATS in their last 53 road games, 5-16 ATS in their last 21 non-conference games and 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Bulldogs are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 home games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 Thursday games. The under is 5-2 in Bulldogs last 7 overall and the over is 15-5 in Bison last 20 overall.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are off to a strong start and playing really well on the offensive end, but their last three victories have been decided by nine or less points. North Dakota State is a team that gets after it defensively, has allowed less than 70 points in each of its last four games and did go toe-to-toe with a top-10 team in the USC Trojans for about 35 minutes. The Bison have shown great fight out of the gate this season and you shouldn't expect anything different here. I'll take a shot with the points.