The Jackson State Tigers and the Mississippi State Bulldogs meet in college basketball action from the Humphrey Coliseum on Wednesday night.
The Jackson State Tigers will be out to bounce back from an 85-72 loss to Akron last time out. Trace Young has 12.3 PPG and 5.7 RPG while Ken Evans Jr. has 12.3 PPG with 5.3 RPG and a team-high 3.8 APG to lead Jackson State in assists as the only other double-digit scorer for Jackson State so far this season. Romelle Mansel also has a team-high 6.2 RPG as well for the Tigers this season. As a team, Jackson State is averaging 68.3 PPG on 42% shooting from the field, 33.3% from three and 64.7% from the foul line this season.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs will try to remain unbeaten, sitting at 9-0 after a 69-51 win over Minnesota on the road last time out. Tolu Smith leads the Bulldogs in scoring and rebounding with 16.7 PPG and 9.4 RPG as the only double-digit scorer for Mississippi State up to this point in the year. D.J. Jeffries has 9.8 PPG with 5.3 RPG while Cameron Matthews has 8 PPG with.5 RPG while also leading Mississippi State in assists with 2.3 APG. As a team, Mississippi State is averaging 70 PPG on 43% shooting from the field, 31% from three and 63.9% from the foul line this season.
Jackson State is 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games against a team with a winning record and 2-8-1 ATS in their last 11 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600 while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 road games against a team with a winning home record. Mississippi State is 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 home games and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 Wednesday games while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 games following an ATS win.
I get the case to be made for a decent-sized dog like Jackson State, but I’m not looking to go against the Bulldogs right now, when they’ve been putting the boots to teams and Jackson State for the most part has had issues taking the step up in competition. I think this one’s Mississippi State comfortably from wire-to-wire so give me the Bulldogs laying the big number.