The Mississippi State Bulldogs and Washington State Cougars meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Mohegan Sun Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
Mississippi State Bulldogs Betting Preview
The Mississippi State Bulldogs look to remain undefeated on the season. The Mississippi State Bulldogs smoked North Alabama on Tuesday. The Mississippi State Bulldogs are averaging 79.7 points on 42.9 percent shooting and allowing 57.7 points on 33.1 percent shooting. Trey Fort is averaging 13.7 points and 0.7 assists, while Josh Hubbard is averaging 13.3 points and 2.3 rebounds. Jimmy Bell Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Cameron Matthews is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The Mississippi State Bulldogs are shooting 33 percent from beyond the arc and 74.6 percent from the free throw line. The Mississippi State Bulldogs are allowing 20 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41 rebounds per game.
Washington State Cougars Betting Preview
The Washington State Cougars look to improve to 3-0 on the season. The Washington State Cougars beat up on Prairie View A&M last Friday. The Washington State Cougars are averaging 83.5 points on 54 percent shooting and allowing 62 points on 35 percent shooting. Andrej Jakimovski is averaging 17.5 points and 2 assists, while Isaac Jones is averaging 15.5 points and 10 rebounds. Myles Rice is the third double-digit scorer and Oscar Cluff is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The Washington State Cougars are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 59.6 percent from the free throw line. The Washington State Cougars are allowing 23.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.5 rebounds per game.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs will have the best player on the floor and their defensive effort should be the difference. The Washington State Cougars haven't exactly played anybody through 2 games, and they haven't played overall in over a week. We could see some rust with Washington State given the long layoff. I don't like backing teams that could have issues finding a rhythm. Give me Mississippi State to get a comfortable win early Saturday.