Mississippi State Bulldogs (5-3) at Georgia Bulldogs (7-0)
College Basketball: Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Stegeman Coliseum)
The Line: Georgia Bulldogs -2.5 -- Over/Under: 141.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Mississippi State Bulldogs and the Georgia Bulldogs meet in college basketball action from Stegeman Coliseum on Wednesday night.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs will look to build on back-to-back wins after an 87-48 win over Mississippi Valley State last time out. Iverson Molinar led the Bulldogs with 18 points on 8 of 10 shooting with a pair of threes, a team-high 5 assists and a pair of steals while D.J. Stewart added 15 points on 5 of 9 shooting with 3 triples. Tolu Smith added 12 points with 12 rebounds for the double-double while Quinten Post and Jalen Johnson each had 10 points to cap off the scoring in double figures for Mississippi State in the win with Johnson shooting 4 of 7 with a pair of threes. Deivon Smith added 7 rebounds and 4 assists as well in the loss. Stewart leads South Carolina in scoring with 18.3 points per game while Smith leads the Gamecocks in rebounding with 8.9 boards per game and Molinar leads the Bulldogs in assists with 3.8 assists per game this season. As a team, Mississippi State is averaging 73 points on 46.5% shooting from the field, 37% from 3-point range and 58% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 63.5% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 63.5 points on 39.4% shooting from the field and 34.1% from 3-point range this season.
The Georgia Bulldogs will try to remain unbeaten after improving to 6-0 after a 78-58 win over Northeastern last time out. Andrew Garcia led the Bulldogs with 15 points on 6 of 8 shooting with 5 rebounds while Toumani Camara added 13 points with a team-high 8 rebounds. P.J. Horne added 11 points with a pair of threes and 7 rebounds and Sahvir Wheeler added 10 points to cap off the scoring in double figures for Georgia in the win. Justin Kier added 7 points with 7 rebounds and team-highs of 6 assists and 5 steals. Camara leads Georgia in scoring and rebounding with an average of 14.8 points and 8.3 rebounds per game while Wheeler leads Georgia in assists with 7.4 assists per game this season. As a team, Georgia is averaging 81.1 points on 47.7% shooting from the field, 29% from 3-point range and 70.7% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 64.7 points on 40.2% shooting from the field and 27.6% shooting from 3-point range this season.
Mississippi State is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 Wednesday games while the over is 19-7 in their last 26 games following a win. Georgia is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games while the over is 7-3 in their last 10 games against a team with a winning record. The home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.
This is going to be interesting to see how Mississippi State handles their first true road game while Georgia has done their best work at home this season and the low is line enough that it’s worth the play here. I’ll lay the points with Georgia in this spot.