Mississippi vs. Mississippi State - 1/6/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Mississippi State Bulldogs (13-1) at Mississippi Rebels (8-6)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 4:30 pm (The Pavilion at Ole Miss)
The Line: Mississippi Rebels -2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Mississippi State Bulldogs and Ole Miss Rebels meet Saturday in college basketball action at The Pavilion at Ole Miss.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs look for another victory to build on their impressive 13-1 record. The Mississippi State Bulldogs are averaging 78.1 points on 48.2 percent shooting and allowing 63.5 points on 39.3 percent shooting. Quinndary Weatherspoon is averaging 14.8 points and 4.4 assists while Aric Holman is averaging 12.4 points and 7.1 rebounds. Nick Weatherspoon is the third double-digit scorer and Tyson Carter is grabbing 2.4 rebounds. The Mississippi State Bulldogs are shooting 30.7 percent from beyond the arc and 66.2 percent from the free throw line. The Mississippi State Bulldogs are allowing 32.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.9 rebounds per game. The Mississippi State Bulldogs have lost eight straight road games.
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The Ole Miss Rebels need a spark of consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Ole Miss Rebels are averaging 80.3 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 75.6 points on 42.2 percent shooting. Terence Davis is averaging 14.4 points and 5.7 rebounds while Deandre Burnett is averaging 13.9 points and 4.8 assists. Markel Crawford is the third double-digit scorer and Breein Tyree is grabbing 2.4 rebounds. The Ole Miss Rebels are shooting 34.3 percent from beyond the arc and 71.2 percent from the free throw line. The Ole Miss Rebels are allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.5 rebounds per game. The Ole Miss Rebels have won seven of their last 10 home games.
The Bulldogs are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 road games, 10-4 ATS in their last 14 Saturday games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Rebels are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Southeastern and 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The Bulldogs are 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Mississippi, 0-5 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the home team is 10-4 ATS in the last 14 meetings.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs have done nothing but win this season, and we made some nice money on them as underdogs against Arkansas. However, this is a rivalry, and you tend to throw out numbers and records when teams like this meet. Ole Miss is a good offensive club that feeds off the home crowd, and the home team has won eight of the last 10 meetings between the Bulldogs and Rebels. I'm going to lay the bucket in this spot.