Mississippi State vs. Nebraska - 3/14/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Nebraska Cornhuskers (22-10) at Mississippi State Bulldogs (22-11)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 9:00 pm (Humphrey Coliseum)
The Line: Mississippi State Bulldogs -3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Nebraska Cornhuskers and Mississippi State Bulldogs meet Wednesday in the college basketball NIT Tournament at the Humphrey Coliseum.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers finished the season very strong, winning eight of their last 10 games. The Nebraska Cornhuskers are averaging 72.7 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 68.7 points on 42.3 percent shooting. James Palmer Jr. is averaging 17.3 points and 2.9 assists while Isaac Copeland is averaging 12.9 points and 6.2 rebounds. Glynn Watson Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Anton Gill is grabbing 1.9 rebounds. The Nebraska Cornhuskers are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 71.7 percent from the free throw line. The Nebraska Cornhuskers are allowing 32.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.3 rebounds per game. The Nebraska Cornhuskers have split their last six road games.
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The Mississippi State Bulldogs enter this tournament splitting their last 10 games. The Mississippi State Bulldogs are averaging 73.7 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 67.9 points on 41.7 percent shooting. Quinndary Weatherspoon is averaging 14.8 points and 3.5 assists while Aric Holman is averaging 10.5 points and 6.6 rebounds. Nick Weatherspoon is the third double-digit scorer and Tyson Carter is grabbing 1.8 rebounds. The Mississippi State Bulldogs are shooting 31.1 percent from beyond the arc and 68.7 percent from the free throw line. The Mississippi State Bulldogs are allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.1 rebounds per game. The Mississippi State Bulldogs have won five of their last six home games.
The Cornhuskers are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 road games, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 non-conference games and 21-6 ATS in their last 27 games overall. The Bulldogs are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 home games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games and 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The under is 13-5 in Cornhuskers last 18 non-conference games and the over is 4-1 in Bulldogs last 5 games following a ATS win.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are a good home team and had their moments this season overall. However, the Nebraska Cornhuskers finished the season very strong and could have been in the big dance if they had one more big victory or so. We could see a motivated Nebraska team that gets after it defensively and wants to take its frustration out on somebody. The Cornhuskers are also 22-8 ATS this season, which includes eight covers in their last nine road games. I'll take the free bucket.