Mississippi State vs. Baylor NIT Pick
The Mississippi State Bulldogs and Baylor Bears will meet in the second round of the NIT on Sunday afternoon. Will the game turn into a high-scoring affair?
Sunday, March 18, 2018
TV: ESPN, 12:00 p.m. ET
While the point spread has not moved off the original number of 6, the over/under has climbed nearly two full points. After hitting the board at 135.5, the total is up to 137 at most online sportsbooks.
PUBLIC BETTING INFORMATION
As of Sunday morning, 59% of the betting tickets that were wagered at online sportsbooks were on the Bears to cover the spread. Meanwhile, 61% of the betting tickets wagered online are on the over.
Nick Weatherspoon (hip) is doubtful for the Bulldogs while the Bears have a pair of questionable players in Tristan Clark (Foot) and Jake Lindsey (hip).
The Bulldogs have been a strong 'over' team when playing on the road recently. In their last seven road games, the over is 5-2. The over is also 5-2 in Mississippi State's last seven road games when the Bulldogs play an opponent with a winning home record. Meanwhile, the over is 4-1 in the Bears' last five games overall, is 4-1 in their last five games agianst SEC opponents, and is 4-1 in their last five games when playing an opponent with a winning percentage above .600.
NIT COLLEGE BASKETBALL PREDICTION: MISSISSIPPI STATE/BAYLOR OVER 137