Texas A&M vs. Mississippi St. Prediction
Can Mississippi State prove its for real when the Bulldogs begin their SEC Tournament play tonight at 9PM ET when they face Texas A&M?
743 Texas A&M vs. 744 Mississippi State
Thursday, March 14, 2019
9PM ET – Bridgestone Arena
TV: SEC Network
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, Mississippi State is favored in this game, as the Bulldogs are getting odds of -8 points against Texas A&M. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 141.5 points. The public betting currently has 54 percent going on Texas A&M as the underdog. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
A&M rolls past Vandy
Texas A&M is the 11 seed this week. The Aggies are coming off a 69-52 win against Vanderbilt last night to end a two-game losing streak. Texas A&M is 14-17 on the season, 7-12 in SEC games, 2-2 on a neutral floor, 15-16 against the spread and 19-12 with the under.
The Aggies are averaging just 70.9 points per game on offense while shooting 43.9 percent as a team. Defensively, Texas A&M is giving up 71.5 points per game while opponents shoot 41.9 percent as a team. TJ Starks, who averages 12.3 points per game, is out for the rest of the season with a shoulder injury. Both Savion Flagg and Wendell Mitchell are leading the team with over 13 points per game. Flagg also adds 7.6 rebounds per contest.
Bulldogs looking for validation
Mississippi State is the 6 seed this week and looking to prove itself as a legit contender on the national stage. They are just 1-2 in their last three, but have covered in six of their last eight games. Mississippi State is 22-9 on the season, 10-8 in SEC games, 3-1 on a neutral floor, 16-15 against the spread and 16-15 with the under.
The Bulldogs are averaging 77.3 points per game this season while shooting 47.1 percent as a team. Defensively, Mississippi State is giving up 70.2 points per contest while opponents shoot 43.6 percent against them. Quinndary Weatherspoon is leading the team with 18.5 points and 4.9 rebounds per game while Lamar Peters is adding 11.5 points and 5.3 assists per contest.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Aggies are 5-2 against the spread in their last seven on a neutral site and 2-6 ATS in their last eight following a win.
The Bulldogs are 4-1 ATS in their last five conference games but just 1-4 ATS in their last five on a neutral site.
Mississippi State won the lone meeting this season, 92-81, just five days ago at home. The Bulldogs have covered the spread in six straight meetings with the Aggies as well. Mississippi State has been pretty good at taking care of the lesser SEC teams. They have struggled with the big names. A&M certainly isn’t one of the better teams in the conference. I like Mississippi State to shoot its way past a tired A&M team tonight.
College Basketball Prediction: Mississippi State -8