Mississippi State vs. Vanderbilt - 2/8/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Mississippi State vs. Vanderbilt - 2/8/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Matt Bush-USA TODAY Sports

Vanderbilt Commodores (9-13) at Mississippi State Bulldogs (14-8)

College Basketball: Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 8:30 pm (Humphrey Coliseum)

The Line: Mississippi State Bulldogs -16 -- Over/Under: 141.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Vanderbilt Commodores and Mississippi State Bulldogs meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Humphrey Coliseum.

The Vanderbilt Commodores need a win after losing nine of their last 10 games. The Vanderbilt Commodores are averaging 72.9 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 73.9 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Aaron Nesmith is averaging 23 points and 4.9 rebounds while Saben Lee is averaging 15.9 points and 4.6 assists. Scotty Pippen Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Clevon Brown is grabbing six rebounds. The Vanderbilt Commodores are shooting 32.8 percent from beyond the arc and 67.6 percent from the free throw line. The Vanderbilt Commodores are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.5 rebounds per game. The Vanderbilt Commodores have lost all five road games.

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The Mississippi State Bulldogs need a win after winning five of their last seven games. The Mississippi State Bulldogs are averaging 72.7 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 64.8 points on 41.3 percent shooting. Reggie Perry is averaging 16.4 points and 10.1 rebounds while Tyson Carter is averaging 13.6 points and 3.6 assists. Nick Weatherspoon is the third double-digit scorer and Robert Woodard II is dishing 1.3 assists. The Mississippi State Bulldogs are shooting 32.9 percent from beyond the arc and 73.4 percent from the free throw line. The Mississippi State Bulldogs are allowing 30.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.6 rebounds per game. The Mississippi State Bulldogs have won four straight home games.

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The Vanderbilt Commodores aren't playing good basketball entering this contest and lose on the road by an average of 12 points, but they are 4-2 ATS as a double-digit underdog. The Mississippi State Bulldogs are winning games and have covered seven of 12 at home, but they're coming off a rough shooting performance and have played subpar basketball overall the last couple of weeks. This line feels a little too big. I'll take my chances with Vandy and the truckload of free points.

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Randy’s Pick Vanderbilt Commodores +16

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