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Tennessee vs Mississippi State Basketball Picks 3-15-24

Mississippi State Bulldogs (20-12) vs. Tennessee Volunteers (24-7)
March 15, 2024 1:00 pm EDT
The Line: Tennessee Volunteers -9.5; Over/Under: +142.5
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In this article, we will formulate a Mississippi State vs Tennessee betting prediction for this college basketball showdown on Friday, March 15th at the Bridgestone Arena. We will take a look at: 

-The Mississippi State Bulldogs recent form and recent player performance

-The Tennessee Volunteers’ recent form and recent player performance

-A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for today’s game between Mississippi State and Tennessee. 

Tennessee struggled In Last Game

Tennessee faced off against Kentucky on Sunday, and they didn’t play that well. The offense scored 81 points, but the defense gave up 85 points and that led to the four point defeat. Dalton Knecht did have a strong game putting up 40 points but it came down to the lack of defense. Tennesse is averaging 80.2 points while their defense is giving up 67.7 points per game. Knecht on the season is averaging 21.4 points while shooting 47.4 percent from the field and 40.5 percent from behind the three point line. 

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Mississippi State Defense Locked Down on Thursday

Mississippi State faced off against LSU in the last game and the defense gave up only 60 points. At halftime they were down 29-22, but in the second half they scored 48 points on the way to the victory. Guard Josh Hubbard had a strong game putting up 24 points, two rebounds, and two assists. Mississippi State is averaging 75.1 points while their defense is giving up 69.3 points per game. Josh Hubbard is averaging 16.8 points while shooting 39 percent from the field and 36.7 percent from behind the three point line. 

Tennessee vs Mississippi State Betting Prediction 

Mississippi State won on Thursday, but this game is going to be much tougher. Tennessee scored 81 points in the last game and they are going to have no issue running up the score again in this game. Mississippi State’s offense is going to get out to a slow start again in this game, and this game will get out of hand early. Back Tennessee to win this game and cover the spread. 


Shane Mickle's Free Pick: Tennessee -9.5

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Shane Mickle

Sports is about all Shane knows in this life! He has a passion for sports and writing, which makes working for Sportschatplace a perfect job for him! If you find him cheering for a team it's usually a Minnesota team, or the Kansas Jayhawks!

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