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Mississippi State vs. Auburn - 1/13/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Auburn Tigers (15-1) at Mississippi State Bulldogs (13-3)
Date & Time Saturday January 13, 2018, 3:30 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Mississippi State Bulldogs +2.5 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
SEC
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NCAA BB | Auburn Tigers (15-1) at Mississippi State Bulldogs (13-3)
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The Auburn Tigers and Mississippi State Bulldogs meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Humphrey Coliseum.

The Auburn Tigers look for another victory to build on their 13-game winning streak. The Auburn Tigers are averaging 87.2 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 72.9 points on 39.8 percent shooting. Mustapha Heron is averaging 15.8 points and 5.5 rebounds while Bryce Brown is averaging 15.6 points and 2.4 assists. Jared Harper is the third double-digit scorer and Desean Murray is grabbing 7.4 rebounds. The Auburn Tigers are shooting 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 77.9 percent from the free throw line. The Auburn Tigers are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.8 rebounds per game. The Auburn Tigers have won four of their last five road games.

The Mississippi State Bulldogs look for a victory after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Mississippi State Bulldogs are averaging 74 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 64.1 points on 39.2 percent shooting. Quinndary Weatherspoon is averaging 14.4 points and 4.3 assists while Aric Holman is averaging 11.9 points and 6.8 rebounds. Nick Weatherspoon is the third double-digit scorer and Tyson Carter is grabbing 2.1 rebounds. The Mississippi State Bulldogs are shooting 29 percent from beyond the arc and 64.7 percent from the free throw line. The Mississippi State Bulldogs are allowing 32.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.7 rebounds per game. The Mississippi State Bulldogs have won 13 straight home games.

The Tigers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Southeastern, 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Bulldogs are 21-6 ATS in their last 27 games following a ATS loss and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Tigers are 4-10-3 ATS in the last 17 meetings in Mississippi State, 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the underdog is 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings.

The Auburn Tigers have been on a quite a roll this season and has been a covering machine while piling up these victories. However, the Mississippi State Bulldogs continue to prove folks wrong and haven't lost at home in quite some time. Mississippi State hasn't been good against the number, but it has some nice wins on its resume and seems to be that team in the SEC that gets no respect. Give me the points in a game the Bulldogs probably win outright.

Pick:
Mississippi State Bulldogs +2.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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