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LSU vs Mississippi State Basketball Picks 2-24-24

Mississippi State Bulldogs (18-8) vs. LSU Tigers (14-12)
February 24, 2024 8:30 pm EDT
The Line: LSU Tigers +2; Over/Under: +145.5
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The Mississippi State Bulldogs and the LSU Tigers meet in college basketball action from the Pete Maravich Assembly Center on Saturday. Who comes out on top in this SEC showdown? Let’s dive in and find out with our Mississippi State vs. LSU Prediction.

Mississippi State Team Preview

The Mississippi State Bulldogs come into this game looking to build on a four-game win streak after an 83-71 win over Ole Miss last time out. Josh Hubbard leads the Bulldogs in scoring with 14.6 PPG along with 2.3 RPG while Tolu Smith has 16.6 PPG and 8.1 RPG in 14 games so far this season. Cameron Matthews has 9.6 PPG and 7.2 RPG as well as 2.9 APG to lead the Bulldogs on the glass. Shakeel Moore also has 8.9 PPG while Dashawn Davis has a team-high 3 APG to lead the Bulldogs in assists. As a team, Mississippi State is averaging 74.5 PPG on 45.1% shooting from the field, 31.7% from three and 66.6% from the foul line this season.

LSU Team Preview

The LSU Tigers come into this one looking to build on a 75-74 win over Kentucky in their last matchup. Jalen Cook has 15.6 PPG with 3.8 RPG and 2.8 RPG while Jordan Wright has 14.9 PPG, 5.1 RPG and 2.7 APG this season. Will Baker has 12 PPG with 5.1 RPG to lead LSU on the glass up to this point in the year while capping off the trio of double-digit scorers for LSU so far this season. As a team, LSU is averaging 77.2 PPG on 46% shooting from the field, 36.1% from three and 71.7% from the foul line this season.

Mississippi State vs. LSU Prediction

I’m on LSU in this one. The Bulldogs are a solid team, but they have the worst free throw percentage in SEC play this season and in a tight game or what’s expected to be a tight game here, points left at the line can prove to be massive. LSU has been able to pick up some decent wins as of late, and I think the Tigers snag another with a win and cover in this one. Give me the free bucket with LSU here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: LSU +2

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Chris Ruffolo

Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and has a proven system that combines multiple analytical and situational statistics and trends to give out thousands of winning picks over the last three years with winning records across all of the top leagues, Follow Chris Ruffolo on Twitter @ruffthepickdawg

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