Arkansas vs. Mississippi State - 2/15/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Mississippi State Bulldogs (15-9) at Arkansas Razorbacks (16-8)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 1:00 pm (Bud Walton Arena)
The Line: Arkansas Razorbacks -2.5 -- Over/Under: 143.5
The Mississippi State Bulldogs and Arkansas Razorbacks meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Bud Walton Arena.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs need a win after splitting their last six 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 lost five of their last six road games.
The Arkansas Razorbacks need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Arkansas Razorbacks are averaging 74.9 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 66 points on 40.8 percent shooting. Mason Jones is averaging 20.5 points and 6.1 rebounds while Isaiah Joe is averaging 16 points and 1.9 assists. Jimmy Whitt Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Adrio Bailey is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The Arkansas Razorbacks are shooting 31.5 percent from beyond the arc and 72 percent from the free throw line. The Arkansas Razorbacks are allowing 24.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.3 rebounds per game. The Arkansas Razorbacks have lost three of their last four home games.
The home team is 25-10 ATS in the last 35 meetings.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are starting to get a little shaky defensively, and that's not good when you consider their offense doesn't show up on the road, shooting just 41.1 percent from the field and 31.6 percent from beyond the arc. The Arkansas Razorbacks have gone ice cold since the loss to Kentucky a couple of weeks ago, but they're still winning at home by an average of 14.5 points and allowing just 40.4 percent shooting from the field. The Arkansas Razorbacks also hung around with Mississippi State when these teams met last month. I'll lay the bucket with the Razorbacks at home.