Mississippi State vs. South Carolina - 2/19/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds & Prediction

Mississippi State vs. South Carolina - 2/19/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds & Prediction Photo by Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports

South Carolina Gamecocks at Mississippi State Bulldogs

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 9:00 PM (Humphrey Coliseum)

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The South Carolina Gamecocks and Mississippi State Bulldogs meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Humphrey Coliseum.

The South Carolina Gamecocks look to stay hot after winning six of their last seven games. The South Carolina Gamecocks are averaging 71.3 points on 43.7 percent shooting and allowing 66.3 points on 38.3 percent shooting. A.J. Lawson is averaging 13.8 points and 3.3 rebounds while Jermaine Couisnard is averaging 11.9 points and 2.8 assists. Maik Kotsar is the third double-digit scorer and Jair Bolden is grabbing 2.7 rebounds. The South Carolina Gamecocks are shooting 31.6 percent from beyond the arc and 61.5 percent from the free throw line. The South Carolina Gamecocks are allowing 28.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.6 rebounds per game. The South Carolina Gamecocks have split their last six road games.

The Mississippi State Bulldogs look for a win after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Mississippi State Bulldogs are averaging 73.4 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 67.4 points on 42.2 percent shooting. Reggie Perry is averaging 17.7 points and 9.8 rebounds while Tyson Carter is averaging 13.4 points and 3.2 assists. Nick Weatherspoon is the third double-digit scorer and Robert Woodard II is dishing 1.3 assists. The Mississippi State Bulldogs are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 74.6 percent from the free throw line. The Mississippi State Bulldogs are allowing 31.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.8 rebounds per game. The Mississippi State Bulldogs have won five straight home games.

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The underdog is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.

The South Carolina Gamecocks enter this game playing the better basketball and have proven they can win on the road where they win by an average of 3.6 points. The South Carolina Gamecocks are also 7-2 ATS on the road and 5-1 ATS when an underdog of five or more points. The Mississippi State Bulldogs need to keep winning to increase their chances of a berth in the big dance, but they've had issues lately defensively and are losing their last five games by an average of 1.8 points. I'll take the team in better form and the free points.

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Randy’s Pick South Carolina Gamecocks +5.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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