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

Mississippi State vs. Missouri - 1/14/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

Missouri Tigers (9-6) at Mississippi State Bulldogs (9-6)

College Basketball: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 9:00 pm (Humphrey Coliseum)

The Line: Mississippi State Bulldogs -4 -- Over/Under: 130.5

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The Missouri Tigers and the Mississippi State Bulldogs meet in SEC conference college basketball action from the Humphrey Coliseum on Tuesday night.

The Missouri Tigers will look to build on a 91-76 win over Florida last time out. Dru Smith led the Tigers with 22 points on 8 of 12 shooting with a team-high 6 assists and 5 steals while Mark Smith and Javon Pickett each had 14 points with Pickett shooting 6 of 8 with 4 rebounds and 3 assists while Smith had a team-high 6 rebounds. Mitchell Smith added 10 points to round out the group of double-digit scorers for Mizzou in the winning effort. Dru Smith leads Missouri in scoring and assists with an average of 12 points and 4.3 assists per game while Mark Smith leads the Tigers in rebounding with an average of 4.8 assists per game this season. As a team, Missouri is averaging 68.3 points per game on 43.8% shooting from the field, 32.4% from behind the arc and 73.5% from the foul line this season.

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The Mississippi State Bulldogs will be out to snap a three-game losing streak after a 60-59 loss to LSU last time out. Nick Weatherspoon led the Bulldogs with 14 points along with a team-high 5 assists and a pair of steals while Reggie Perry added 13 points with a team-high 15 rebounds and Abdul Ado added 12 points to match his 12 rebounds for the Bulldogs’ second double-double of the game to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for Mississippi State in the loss. Reggie Woodard II added 4 points with 9 rebounds and D.J. Stewart Jr. added 9 points as well in the defeat. Perry leads Mississippi State in scoring and rebounding by averaging a double-double per game with an average of 15.5 points and 10 rebounds per game while Tyson Carter leads the Bulldogs in assists with 3.7 assists per game this season. As a team, Mississippi State is averaging 72 points per game on 45.2% shooting from the field, 32.9% from behind the arc and 71.3% from the foul line this season.

Missouri is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games while the over is 5-1 in their last 6 games against a team with a winning record. Mississippi State is 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a loss while the over is 9-3 in their last 12 games overall. The favorite is 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings between these two teams.

Neither of these two teams have been anything to write home about lately, but while Missouri has a solid defense, the Tigers are scoring just 60.3 points per game on the road this season and are being outscored by 2.3 points per game. Mississippi State despite having a poor ATS record at home, have outscored teams by 6.2 points per game at home this season and are coming off of a buzzer-beating loss to LSU in a game that the Bulldogs had a really good chance at winning on the road. I just think side by side the Bulldogs are slightly better and I’ll lay the points with Mississippi State as a result.

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Chris’s Pick Mississippi State -4

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