Auburn vs. Mississippi State Prediction
No. 5 Auburn is favored to knock off SEC foe Mississippi State on Wednesday night at 9:00 p.n. ET in Starkville, MS but will the Tigers cover as 3.5-point road favorites?
711 Auburn Tigers (-3.5) at 712 Mississippi State Bulldogs (+3.5); o/u 140.5
9:00 p.m. ET, Humphrey Coliseum, Starkville, MS
TV: SEC Network
Auburn Tigers DFS Snapshot
Walker Kessler supplied 12 points (5-8 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-5 FT), 10 rebounds, one assist, eight blocks and one steal over 28 minutes during Wednesday's 77-64 win over Ole Miss. Kessler may have just missed his third triple-double of the season involving blocks, but it was still an exceptional fantasy day that also made a bit of history. He now has 131 blocks on the season -- five more than the mark of 126 set by Kyle Davis in the 2002-03 campaign. Kessler's 4.7 rejections per contest leads the entire country, and he'll have three regular season games remaining to build on his now-record-breaking mark.
Mississippi State Bulldogs DFS Snapshot
Rocket Watts (elbow) will miss the next two games for Mississippi State as a result of sprained ligaments in his elbow, Andy Kostka of The Jackson Clarion-Ledger reports. Watts, who has missed the last five games, will miss Wednesday's game against Auburn and Saturday's game against Texas A&M. The 6-foot-2 junior has appeared in 19 games, averaging 4.4 points, 0.9 rebounds, 0.6 assists and 0.4 steals on 13.4 minutes per game. Head coach, Ben Howland, is hopeful that he will be available for the SEC tournament.
College Basketball Betting Prediction
Auburn is struggling, failing to cover in five straight road games and four straight games overall. The Tigers are also 0-4 at the betting window in their last four road games versus an opponent with a winning home record, 1-4 against the spread in their last five games versus a team with a winning record and 0-4 ATS in their last four road games versus an opponent with a home winning percentage of greater than .600. On the other side, the Bulldogs are 6-2-1 against the spread in their last nine home games and are 15-6 against the number in their last 21 games following an ATS loss.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL BETTING PREDICTION: AUBURN TIGERS -3.5