Texas A&M vs. Mississippi State - 2/20/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Mississippi State Bulldogs (19-8) at Texas A&M Aggies (17-10)
College Basketball: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Reed Arena)
The Line: Texas A&M Aggies -6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
On Tuesday from Reed Arena, we’ve got college basketball action coming from the Mississippi State Bulldogs and the Texas A&M Aggies.
Mississippi State enters this game with a 19-8 record overall. The Bulldogs had lost two consecutive games but took their last one versus Ole Miss. In that one, Mississippi State guard Quinndary Weatherspoon put up 16 points and 10 rebounds.
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Weatherspoon is the lead scorer for the Bulldogs on the year as well with 14.7 PPG and 6.0 RPG. Also in double-figures for Mississippi State are Nick Weatherspoon (11.4 PPG) and Aric Holman (11.1 PPG; 6.6 RPG).
As for Texas A&M, they’re currently 17-10 this year. The Aggies have lost their last two straight games, falling to Arkansas on Saturday. In that one, Texas A&M forward Robert Williams put up 20 points and 14 rebounds.
Tyler Davis leads the Aggies in scoring on 14.0 PPG and 8.7 RPG, while Admon Gilder has 12.2 PPG. Also in double-figures for Texas A&M are DJ Hogg (11.3 PPG) and Williams (11.2 PPG; 9.7 RPG).
The Bulldogs are 4-0 ATS in their last four games following a straight-up win and 6-0 ATS in their last six games following an ATS win. Mississippi State is also 7-0 ATS in their last seven games overall and 7-0 ATS in their last seven versus the SEC.
Meanwhile, the Aggies are 4-0 ATS in the last four home games and 2-6 ATS in their last eight Tuesday games. Texas A&M is also 2-8 ATS in their last 10 following a straight-up loss and the over is 4-1 in their last five overall.
Mississippi State has been scoring pretty well overall lately, with at least 79 in each of their last three games. Even in the two losses, the Bulldogs posted 165 points—but allowed 170. As for Texas A&M, they hit the wall after a string of four 80-points-plus outings, tallying just 58 in the Missouri game. I’m leaning a little more strongly in favor of Mississippi State here.