Mississippi State at Virginia: 3/16/22 College Basketball Pick and Prediction

Mississippi State at Virginia: 3/16/22 College Basketball Pick and Prediction Photo by Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Virginia Cavaliers (19-13) vs Mississippi State Bulldogs (18-15)

Game Info: Wednesday, March 16, 2022 at 7:00 pm (John Paul Jones Arena)

Betting Odds: Virginia Cavaliers -3 -- Over/Under: 125 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Mississippi State Bulldogs will play the Virginia Cavaliers in this college basketball matchup scheduled for Wednesday Night in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. 

The Mississippi State Bulldogs are coming off of a 13 point loss against Tennessee in their last time out. Shakeel Moore led Mississippi State with 15 points. Tolu Smith had 14 and Iverson Molina, the SEC's third-leading scorer, finished with 10 points in the loss.

The Mississippi State Bulldogs are led in scoring by Iverson Molinar who averages 17.6 points and 3.1 rebounds for this team. Garrison Brooks averages 10.3 points and 6.6 rebounds a game for this team. DJ Jeffries is the third leading scorer for the Bulldogs as he averages 9.2 points a game for this team.

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The Bulldogs are averaging 70.9 points per game on 45.4% shooting from the field. They are allowing opponents to score 66.4 points per game. They are shooting 72.2% from the free throw line.

The Virginia Cavaliers are coming off of a 20 point loss against UNC in their last time out. Jayden Gardner had 17 to lead the Cavaliers in the loss. He was the only player from Virginia to score in double figures. 

The Virginia Cavaliers are led in scoring by Jayden Gardner who averages 15.3 points and 6.6 rebounds for this team. Armaan Franklin averages 10.9 points and 2.8 rebounds a game for this team. Kihei Clark is the third leading scorer for the Cavaliers as he averages 10.3 points a game for this team.

The Cavaliers are averaging 62.6 points per game on 44.9% shooting from the field. They are allowing opponents to score 60.2 points per game. They are shooting 73.9% from the free throw line.

The Cavaliers are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games following a straight up loss and are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games as a favorite. The Bulldogs are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games as an underdogs and are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss. The Bulldogs are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games and should fall here to the Cavaliers. I like UVA to win and cover here.

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Clayton’s Pick Virginia -3

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