South Carolina vs Mississippi State Prediction - Basketball Picks 2/28/23

Mississippi State Bulldogs (19-10) vs South Carolina Gamecocks (10-19)

Game Info: Tuesday, February 28, 2023 at 9:00 pm (Humphrey Coliseum)

Betting Odds: Mississippi State Bulldogs -16 -- Over/Under: 125 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The South Carolina Gamecocks and Mississippi State Bulldogs face off on Tuesday in a college basketball showdown at the Humphrey Coliseum. When these two teams faced off on January 31st it was Mississippi State, that secured the 66-51 victory. 

South Carolina Betting Preview

South Carolina comes into this game with a 10-19 record and they have gone 15-14 against the spread. In the last game against Tennessee, South Carolina scored only 45 points and that led to the four-point victory. South Carolina is averaging 64.4 points while their defense is giving up 73.4 points per game. The offense is ranked 337th in the league while the defense is ranked 281st. Gregory Jackson II is averaging 15.1 points while shooting 37.9 percent from the field and 32.7 percent from behind the three point line. 

Mississippi State Betting Preview

On the other side of this matchup is Mississippi State who sits with a 19-10 record overall and they have gone 16-12-1 against the spread. In the last game against Texas A&M, Miss State scored 69 points and they won by seven points. The Bulldogs are averaging 65.9 points while their defense is giving up 59.6 points per game. The offense is ranked 318th in the league while the defense is ranked 7th. Tolu Smith is averaging 15 points while shooting 59.2 percent from the field. 

South Carolina vs Mississippi State Trends

Mississippi State is 9-1 against the spread in their last 10 games. South Carolina is 8-2 against the spread in their last 10 games. The over is 4-1 in Mississippi State’s last five games. The under is 6-1 in Mississippi State’s last seven home games against a team with a losing road record. The under is 5-1 in Bulldogs last 6 home games vs. a team with a road winning percentage of less than .400.

Shane’s Free Pick

South Carolina’s offense has been a big issue all season and they are facing a Mississippi State defense that is giving up only 59.6 points per game. South Carolina is going to really struggle to score here, and that is going to be the difference here as Mississippi State is going to get the job done. Back Mississippi State against the spread. 

Shane’s Pick Mississippi State -16

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