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Mississippi State vs. Wright State - 12/22/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Wright State Raiders (6-6) at Mississippi State Bulldogs (10-1)
Date & Time Saturday December 22, 2018, 7:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Mississippi State Bulldogs -12.5 -- Over/Under: 141
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Non-conference college basketball action continues with the Wright State Raiders facing the Mississippi State Bulldogs.

The Wright State Raiders are looking to go on a long hot streak and might be on their way with back to back wins after defeating Morehead State 78-67 as an eleven point home favorite on Wednesday. Wright State overcame a three point deficit at the break with a 47-33 second half behind ten long balls and a 22-6 advantage at the line.

Loudon Love topped the Raiders with 19 points and ten rebounds on 6-10 marksmanship and 7-8 at the line. Billy Wampler and Cole Gentry gave Wright State 18 points apiece with Gentry logging five steals followed by a 12 point, three pull effort by Skyelar Potter.

The #16 Mississippi State Bulldogs are 10-1 after holding off Wofford 98-87 as a nine point favorite on Wednesday. Mississippi State trailed by nine points at the halfway point before exploding for a 57-37 second half behind a 57.1%-54.4% shooting edge and a decisive 28-12 advantage at the foul line.

Aric Holman and Lamar Peters led an explosive Bulldogs offense with 19 points apiece on 12-15 accuracy with Holman grabbing eight rebounds and Peters totaling eight helpers. Quinndary Weatherspoon gave MSU 18 points and six boards followed by Reggie Perry and Nick Weatherspoon with 12 points apiece.

Wright State Raiders are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600 and Wright State Raiders are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record. Mississippi State Bulldogs are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win and Mississippi State Bulldogs are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall and Mississippi State Bulldogs are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games.

All things being equal I haven’t seen anything that says a focused Mississippi  State doesn’t get the job done…

Pick:
Mississippi State -12.5

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