Tigers vs. Bulldogs Prediction
The 21st-ranked Louisiana State Tigers have stepped up their game a couple notches since the start of Southeastern Conference play, but finally suffered a league loss last game. Will LSU win its eighth SEC game out of nine tonight when it plays at the Mississippi State Bulldogs?
823 LSU Tigers at 824 Mississippi State Bulldogs
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Humphrey Coliseum at 9PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Bulldogs are a 3-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 154.5 points. As of Wednesday afternoon, 67 percent of public bets are being placed on host MSU. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Tigers edged by Razorbacks
Louisiana State fell by a count of 90-89 loss at home Saturday night as Arkansas hit the go-ahead bucket with 22 seconds remaining. The Tigers outscored the Razorbacks 48-45 in the second half after trailing at halftime, but could not find a way to the win. Naz Reid helped pace LSU with 19 points on 5-of-9 shooting including 1-of-3 from 3-point range plus 8-of-9 at the free throw line. He also recorded 10 rebounds and two assists. Ja'Vonte Smart accounted for 18 points plus three rebounds and two steals off the bench. Skylar Mays contributed 17 points, three steals and two boards. Tremont Waters had 12 points, eight rebuonds, six dimes and two steals. Kavell Bigby-Williams added 10 points and four rebounds off the bench. The Tigers shot 26-of-59 from the floor, 5-of-24 from 3-point distance and 32-od-38 at the free throw line.
Bulldogs down rival Ole Miss
Mississippi State earned a series split against the Rebels Saturday as it won 81-75 on the road to move to 16-5 overall and 4-4 in SEC play. The Bulldogs outscored the hosts 42-32 in the second half to rally back. Mississippi State shot 27-of-58 from the floor, 8-of-17 from 3-point range and 19-of-28 at the free throw line. Quinndary Weatherspoon paced MSU with 27 points on 8-of-13 shooting including 3-of-6 from 3-point range plus 8-of-9 at the free throw line. He als manufactured eight rebounds, four steals and two assists. Reggie Perry added 21 points and 11 boards.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Tigers are 5-0 ATS in their last five road games. LSU is 7-2-1 ATS in its last 10 SEC games.
The Bulldogs are 4-1 ATS in their last five Wednesday games. Mississippi State is 1-4 ATS in its last five home games versus a team with a winning road record.
The Bulldogs might not be the ranked team here, but they certainly matchup well with LSU. The Tigers showed vulnerability last game at home and now face a much better team on the road. There is something to an unranked team being favored over a ranked opponent and I'm going with that philosophy here.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: MISSISSIPPI STATE BULLDOGS -3