Mississippi State vs LSU Prediction College Basketball Picks 3/14/24

LSU (17-14) vs Mississippi State (19-12)

Game Info: Thursday, March 14, 2024 at 1:00 pm (Bridgestone Arena)

Betting Odds: LSU +4.5 -- Over/Under: 145.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Mississippi State Bulldogs and LSU Tigers meet Thursday in the college basketball SEC Tournament Second Round at the Bridgestone Arena. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Mississippi State Bulldogs vs LSU Tigers prediction.

Mississippi State Bulldogs Betting Preview

The Mississippi State Bulldogs recently lost to Kentucky, Auburn, Texas A&M and South Carolina. The Mississippi State Bulldogs are averaging 75.3 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 69.6 points on 41.9 percent shooting. Josh Hubbard is averaging 16.8 points and 1.8 assists, while Tolu Smith is averaging 16.3 points and 8.2 rebounds. Cameron Matthews is dishing 2.9 assists and Shakeel Moore is grabbing 2.3 rebounds. The Mississippi State Bulldogs are shooting 32.9 percent from beyond the arc and 67.1 percent from the free throw line. The Mississippi State Bulldogs are allowing 29.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.5 rebounds per game.

LSU Tigers Betting Preview

The LSU Tigers recently beat Vanderbilt and Missouri while losing to Arkansas. The LSU Tigers are averaging 76.9 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 74.8 points on 42.6 percent shooting. Jalen Cook is averaging 15.6 points and 3.8 rebounds, while Jordan Wright is averaging 15.1 points and 5 rebounds. Will Baker is the third double-digit scorer and Tyrell Ward is grabbing 2.2 rebounds. The LSU Tigers are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 71.9 percent from the free throw line. The LSU Tigers are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.1 rebounds per game.

Mississippi State Bulldogs vs LSU Tigers prediction

The Mississippi State Bulldogs enter this tournament in terrible form, as they're riding 4 straight losses. However, Mississippi State is better than this recent stretch suggests, and they can lean on a physical defense. Mississippi State also beat LSU by 20 points a couple of weeks ago. The LSU Tigers have been a below average SEC team, and they don't do anything at a high level. Early start and Mississippi State gets after it defensively. This could be a sluggish, ugly game. I'll lay the points with Mississippi State nonetheless.

Randy’s Pick Mississippi State -4.5

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