Mississippi State at Auburn: 3/6/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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Auburn Tigers (12-14) vs Mississippi State Bulldogs (14-12)
Game Info: Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 1:00 pm (Auburn Arena)
Betting Odds: Auburn Tigers -2.5 -- Over/Under: 141 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Mississippi State Bulldogs and Auburn Tigers face off on Saturday in a college basketball showdown at Auburn Arena.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs come into this game with a 14-12 record overall and coming into this game they have won three of their last four games. In the last game against Texas A&M the defense locked down giving up only 57 points and that led to a six point victory. Mississippi State on the season is averaging 69.4 points per game while their defense is giving up 65.2 points per game.The Bulldogs Are shooting 45.6 percent from the field and 35.3 percent from behind the three point line. D,J, Stewart Jr has been the best player for Mississippi State averaging 16.4 points while shooting 42.6 percent from the field and 35.7 percent from behind the three point line.
On the other side of this matchup is the Auburn Tigers who sit with a 12-14 record overall and they have lost four of the last five games. In the last game against Alabama, the defense wasn’t terrible giving up 70 points, but the offense scored only 58 points and that led to the loss. Auburn on the season is averaging 77.2 points per game while their defense is giving up 76.7 points per game. Sharife Cooper has been the best player for Auburn averaging 20.2 points while shooting 39.1 percent from the field and 22.8 percent from behind the three point line. Cooper is dealing with an ankle injury though so it’s unclear if he is going to be able to go in this game.
Mississippi State is 21-8 against the spread in their last 29 games played on Saturday. Auburn is 2-5-1 against the spread in their last eight games overall. The over is 20-6 in the last 26 meetings played between the two teams. The underdog is 9-3 against the spread in the last 12 meetings played between the two teams.
Auburn has been inconsistent and I think Mississippi State is going to find success in this game. The Bulldogs will step up in a big way and that will lead to the visiting team coming away with a cover of the spread.