LSU vs. Mississippi State - 3/3/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Mississippi State Bulldogs (21-9) at LSU Tigers (16-13)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 1:00 pm (Pete Maravich Assembly Center)
The Line: LSU Tigers -2.5 -- Over/Under: 147 See the Latest Odds
The college basketball regular season draws to a close for SEC rivals the Mississippi State Bulldogs and the LSU Tigers.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs were looking to win number four in a row but never found their offense in a 76-54 loss to Tennessee last time out. Mississippi State managed just 20 second half points and were outshot 56.2%-39.2% and outrebounded 33-19.
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Quinndary Weatherspoon was the Bulldogs top option with 17 points and six rebounds on 7-13 including 2-5 on threes. Nick Weatherspoon gave Mississippi State eleven points on 4-11 and 3-4 at the stripe while Aric Holman tossed in ten points on 2-8.
The LSU Tigers enter the last game of the regular season hoping to get both ends of the floor on the same page after losing at South Carolina 83-74 in overtime. LSU lost the shooting battle 44.4%-40.6% with eight fewer makes at the charity stripe.
The Tigers turned to Tremont Waters to remain competitive and he came through 19 points on 6-15 and 5-5 at the line. Wayde Sims and Skylar Mays gave LSU 12 points each and a combined eleven boards while Brandon Rachal added seven points and 13 rebounds.
Mississippi State are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall and Mississippi State are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 vs. Southeastern. Over is 14-6 in LSU last 20 Saturday games. Over is 10-1 in the last 11 meetings.
The over has been a constant in this matchup and I’m going to take a poke at it…