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Mississippi State vs. Ole Miss - 1/12/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Ole Miss at Mississippi State
Date & Time Saturday January 12, 2019, 1:00 PM (EST)
Location
Humphrey Coliseum
Mississippi State, Mississippi
The Line
The Line: Mississippi State -5.5 -- Over/Under: 152
TV Channel
CBS
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The Ole Miss Rebels and Mississippi State Bulldogs meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Humphrey Coliseum.

The Ole Miss Rebels look for another win to build on their nine-game winning streak. The Ole Miss Rebels are averaging 79.7 points on 50.2 percent shooting and allowing 66.5 points on 40.4 percent shooting. Breein Tyree is averaging 17.4 points and 3.1 assists while Terence Davis is averaging 16 points and 5.6 rebounds. Devontae Shuler is the third double-digit scorer and Bruce Stevens is grabbing four rebounds. The Ole Miss Rebels are shooting 38.2 percent from beyond the arc and 76.1 percent from the free throw line. The Ole Miss Rebels are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.4 rebounds per game. The Ole Miss Rebels have won two of their last three road games.

The Mississippi State Bulldogs look for another win after winning nine of their last 10 games. The Mississippi State Bulldogs are averaging 80.3 points on 48 percent shooting and allowing 68.1 points on 42.6 percent shooting. Quinndary Weatherspoon is averaging 17.1 points and 2.8 assists while Lamar Peters is averaging 13.4 points and 2.1 rebounds. Aric Holman is the third double-digit scorer and Nick Weatherspoon is dishing 2.3 assists. The Mississippi State Bulldogs are shooting 38.6 percent from beyond the arc and 74.2 percent from the free throw line. The Mississippi State Bulldogs are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.9 rebounds per game. The Mississippi State Bulldogs have won all eight home games this season.

The Rebels are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games, 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games and 14-2 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Bulldogs are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games, 7-3 ATS in their last 10 Saturday games and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Southeastern. The Rebels are 4-9 ATS in the last 13 meetings in Mississippi State and 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings. The over is 5-2 in Bulldogs last 7 overall. The under is 4-0 in Rebels last 4 overall.

The home team has won eight of the last 10 meetings between Ole Miss and Mississippi State, and has covered four of the last five meetings. Ole Miss has been one of the more surprising teams in college basketball up to this point, but I've made it clear many times so far this season how I feel about the Mississippi State Bulldogs, a team that I could very well see in the Final Four. Miss State is deep offensively and plays enough defense to put games away, and it's a team that's outscoring clubs by 19.2 points at home. The Mississippi State Bulldogs are for real, folks. I'll lay the reasonable chalk.

Pick:
Mississippi State -5.5

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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