Mississippi State at Texas A&M - 3/5/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction
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Texas A&M Aggies (19-11) vs Mississippi State Bulldogs (17-13)
Game Info: Saturday, March 5, 2022 at 8:30 pm (Reed Arena)
Betting Odds: Texas A&M Aggies -2 -- Over/Under: 134.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Mississippi State Bulldogs will go on the road to play the Texas A&M Aggies in a SEC matchup on Saturday night.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 17-13 (8-9) this season and have lost two of their last three games. Mississippi State is coming off of a loss against Auburn by a score of 81-68 in overtime. Mississippi State shot 40.3% from the field and went 0/13 from beyond the arc in the game. Tolu Smith led the Bulldogs with 22 points and 12 rebounds in the loss. Mississippi State is averaging 71.4 points per game and is giving up 66.7 points per game against, while also averaging 36.4 rebounds per game and 13.4 assists per game. Iverson Molinar is averaging 17.9 points per game and 3.6 assists per game, while Tolu Smith is averaging 13.5 points per game and 6.2 rebounds per game for the Bulldogs. Mississippi State is shooting 45.7% on field goals, 72.1% on free throws, and 29.4% on three pointers.
The Texas A&M Aggies are 19-11 (8-9) this season and have won four of their last five games. Texas A&M defeated Alabama by a score of 87-71 in their last game. Texas A&M shot 56.9% from the field and was +9 in rebounding margin in the win. Quenton Jackson led the Aggies with 28 points and 3 assists in the game. Texas A&M is averaging 73.3 points per game and is giving up 66.8 points per game against, while also averaging 35.2 rebounds per game and 14.1 assists per game. Quenton Jackson is averaging 14.4 points per game and 3.4 rebounds per game, while Henry Coleman III is averaging 10.6 points per game and 6.2 rebounds per game for the Aggies. Texas A&M is shooting 44.4% on field goals, 69% on free throws, and 32.6% on three pointers.
Mississippi State is 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 Saturday games and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 road games. The under is 5-1 in Mississippi State’s last 6 road games. Texas A&M is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games. The over is 4-1 in Texas A&M’s last 5 home games. The underdog is 7-3 ATS in these two teams last 10 head to head meetings.
Texas A&M enters this matchup playing really solid basketball and making a late push to try and get into NCAA Tournament discussions. Mississippi State was a few plays away from defeating Auburn, but fell apart in the overtime period. Texas A&M is playing better right now and is at home, I like them to win.
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