Mississippi State at Missouri: 2/20/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions

Mississippi State at Missouri: 2/20/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions Photo by Matt Bush-USA TODAY Sports

Missouri Tigers (10-16) vs Mississippi State Bulldogs (15-11)

Game Info: Sunday, February 20, 2022 at 8:00 pm (Mizzou Arena)

Betting Odds: Missouri Tigers +4 -- Over/Under: 133.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Mississippi State Bulldogs and Missouri Tigers face off on Sunday in a college basketball showdown at Mizzou Arena. These two teams just faced off on Friday and it was Mississippi State that won 68-49. 

Tolu Smith was the top player for Mississippi State scoring 16 points. Missouri was led by Ronnie DeGray III who finished with 13 points and five rebounds. 

Mississippi State comes into this game with a 15-11 and they have gone 14-11-1 against the spread. After a nice start to the season they haven’t played as well as of late. Before the last game against Missouri they had lost four games in a row. Two games ago against Alabama they gave up 80 points and were defeated. The Bulldogs are averaging 72.6 points while their defense is giving up 66.5 points per game. Iverson Molinar has been the top player for the Bulldogs averaging 18,3 points while shooting 48.4 percent from the field. 

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On the other side of this matchup is the Missouri Tigers who sit with a 10-16 record overall and they have gone 12-13 against the spread. This is a Missouri team that has had some very bad blowout losses, and two games ago against Arkansas, they only scored 57 points. Missouri is averaging 65.4 points while their defense is giving up 70.5 points per game. Forward Kobe Brown has been the top player for Missouri averaging 12.5 points while shooting 46.4 percent from the field. Javon Pickett is also averaging 10 points per game. 

Mississippi State is 4-0-1 against the spread in their last five games as a favorite. The over is 7-1 in Mississippi State’s last eight games as a favorite. The over is 6-1 in Mississippi State’s last seven games following a straight up win. The under is 4-0 in Missouri’s last four games as a home underdog.

Mississippi State had no issues against MIssouri a few nights ago, and it’s going to be much of the same in this game. Look for Missouri’s offense to struggle and that is going to be the difference as the Bulldogs win in blowout fashion. Back Mississippi State to cover the spread.

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Shane’s Pick Mississippi State -4

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