Grambling State vs. Mississippi Valley State - 3/2/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Mississippi Valley State (3-26) at Grambling State (15-13)
College Basketball: Monday, March 2, 2020 at 8:30 pm (Assembly Center)
The Line: Grambling State -16.5 -- Over/Under: 155.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils (2-26, CONF 2-14) and Grambling State Tigers (15-13, CONF 9-6) face off in a Southwestern Athletic Conference showdown at the Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center. Grambling knocked off Mississippi Valley 90-65 in early February.
Mississippi Valley State is one of the worst teams in college basketball and there is no other way to look at it. Coming into this game they only have two wins but one of those did come during their last ten games. Over the last ten games the Delta Devils have covered five of the spreads.
On the road this season Mississippi Valley State has only one win and the biggest issue has been the defense, giving up 93.4 points per game.
On offense the Delta Devils are averaging 78.3 points per game. The leader on offense is Michael Green who is averaging 17.2 points per game.
Grambling State has had success this season sitting one game above .500 and they have won six of their last eight games.
Grambling State hasn’t been a team that runs up the score often but the defense has been strong at home giving up only 61.9 points per game. Grambling State is led by forward Devante Jackson who is averaging 13.6 points while shooting 53.1 percent from the field.
Jackson isn’t someone who might drop 30 on anyone, but he is consistent and a bad game for him is usually ten points.
Mississippi Valley State is 7-3 against the spread in their last ten games played on Monday. Grambling State is 2-7 against the spread in their last nine games played on Monday. The under is 9-1 in Grambling’s last 10 home games. The under is 11-5 in Grambling’s last 16 games overall.
Grambling already blew out Mississippi Valley State once this year and it’s going to happen again. Look for Grambling State to run up the score again and that will be enough for them to cover the spread.