Mississippi State vs. Arkansas - 1/22/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Arkansas Razorbacks (14-3) at Mississippi State Bulldogs (11-6)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Humphrey Coliseum)
The Line: Mississippi State Bulldogs -1.5 -- Over/Under: 136 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Arkansas Razorbacks and Mississippi State Bulldogs meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Humphrey Coliseum.
The Arkansas Razorbacks look for a win after winning 10 of their last 13 games. The Arkansas Razorbacks are averaging 74.1 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 62.1 points on 39.6 percent shooting. Mason Jones is averaging 18.2 points and 6.1 rebounds while Isaiah Joe is averaging 17.5 points and 2.1 assists. Jimmy Whitt Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Adrio Bailey is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Arkansas Razorbacks are shooting 31.3 percent from beyond the arc and 74.4 percent from the free throw line. The Arkansas Razorbacks are allowing 23.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.9 rebounds per game. The Arkansas Razorbacks have won three of their last five road games.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Mississippi State Bulldogs are averaging 73.1 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 64.6 points on 41 percent shooting. Reggie Perry is averaging 16.4 points and 10.1 rebounds while Tyson Carter is averaging 13.8 points and 3.8 assists. Nick Weatherspoon is the third double-digit scorer and Robert Woodard II is dishing 1.4 assists. The Mississippi State Bulldogs are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 71.8 percent from the free throw line. The Mississippi State Bulldogs are allowing 31.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.4 rebounds per game. The Mississippi State Bulldogs have won four of their last five home games.
The Razorbacks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games. The Bulldogs are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Wednesday games. The under is 36-16 in Razorbacks last 52 overall. The over is 7-2 in Bulldogs last 9 home games and 10-4 in Bulldogs last 14 overall. The home team is 9-2 ATS in the last 11 meetings.
The Arkansas Razorbacks are coming off a brutal home loss to the Kentucky Wildcats, a game in which they had the lead and John Calipari was ejected, and they completely fell apart in the last five minutes. It's the type of loss that could have a carryover impact with these young players. The Mississippi State Bulldogs have been up and down all year, but they win at home by an average of 10.1 points and shoot 48 percent from the field. I'll back Mississippi State in this toss-up game.