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Mississippi State Bulldogs vs. Missouri Tigers - 1/14/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds & Prediction

Game
Missouri Tigers at Mississippi State Bulldogs
Date & Time Tuesday January 14, 2020, 9:00 PM (EST)
Location
Humphrey Coliseum
Humphrey Coliseum, 55, Coliseum Boulevard, College View, College Vista, Mississippi State, Oktibbeha County, Mississippi, 39759, USA
The Line
MSST -3.5 TOTAL 130.5
TV Channel
SEC NETWORK ESPN
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The Missouri Tigers (9-6) will visit the Mississippi State Bulldogs (9-6) at Humphrey Coliseum. The Tigers lost two straight conference games before defeating Florida at home 91-75.

Missouri is led by Dru Smith who averages 12 points and 4.3 assists per game this season. Mark Smith has chipped in with 4.8 rebounds per game to lead the team in boards as a guard. Missouri averages 68.3 points per game and allow 58.9 points against. The Tigers shoot 43.8 percent from the floor and rebound 35.5 times collectively per game. 

The Bulldogs have lost three straight games after a heart-breaking loss at Louisiana State in the closing seconds. The Bulldogs are led by Reggie Perry who averages a double-double with 15.5 points and 10 rebounds per game. Tyson Carter leads the team in assists with 3.7 per game. The Bulldogs score 72 points per game and allow 66.3 points against. Miss State average 45.2 percent from the floor and bring down 38.8 rebounds per game.  

Tigers are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games following an ATS win.
Bulldogs are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400.
Under is 11-4 in Tigers last 15 overall.
Over is 9-3 in Bulldogs last 12 overall.

Mississippi State is struggling as of late. The Bulldogs faced off against an undefeated Auburn team, were shocked by Alabama on the road, and lost a heartbreaker to LSU on the road. Mississippi State needs their home court more than anything and they’ve got it for this one. Missouri hasn’t played too many road games as of late but in their most recent one, the Tigers took a loss to Kentucky. I expect Mississippi State to shoot better and rebound better. They’ll come away with the victory. Bulldogs are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400. Final Score Prediction, Mississippi State Bulldogs win and cover ATS 75-62.
 

Pick:
Mississippi -130.5
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