Raiders vs. Bulldogs Prediction
The 17th-ranked Mississippi State Bulldogs are on a seven-game winning streak and have won their last four by double digits as they prepare for tonight's game versus the Wright State Raiders. Can Mississippi State win by double figures again and cover another spread?
Saturday, December 22, 2018
Mississippi Coloseum at 7PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Bulldogs are a 12.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total sits at 141 points. As of Saturday afternoon, 79 percent of public bets are coming in on host Mississippi State. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Raiders use big second half in win
Wright State outscored visiting Morehead State 47-33 in the second half Tuesday night in a 78-67 home victory. Loudon Love contributed 19 points on 6-of-10 shooting while pulling down 10 rebounds to help lead the way. Cole Gentry tallied 18 points, five steals and three assists. Billy Wampler registered 18 points in 26 minutes of action. Skyelar Potter added 12 points and three rebounds off the bench. The Raiders shots 23-of-57 from the floor and 10-of-27 from 3-point range in the win plus 22-of-27 at the charity stripe.
Bulldogs race past Wofford
Mississippi State moved to 10-1 on the season at home Wednesday night via a 98-87 home victory over Wofford. The Bulldogs trailed by nine at halftime before outscoring the Terriers 57-37 after the break. Aric Holman paced MSU with 19 points on 6-of-7 shooting including 3-of-4 from 3-point range. He also grabbed eight rebounds and blocked four shots. Lamar Peters also contributed 19 points to go with eight assists and two steals. Quinndary Weatherspoon registered 18 points, six boards and two assists. Nick Weatherspoon had 12 points plus two two rebounds, two steals and two blocks. Reggie Perry added 12 points and two caroms. Mississippi State shot 28-of-49 from the floor including 14-of-27 from 3-point range while going 28-of-36 at the free throw line.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Raiders are 1-4 ATS in their last five games versus an opponent with a winning percentage above .600. The under is 9-4 in the last 13 Wright State games following an ATS win.
The Bulldogs are 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall. Mississippi State is 6-2 ATS in its last eight Saturday games.
Mississippi State has been beating everyone convincingly lately and I don't expect that to stop here. The Bulldogs boast a top-20 offense nationally in adjusted efficiency and the Raiders have most of their struggles defensively. Mississippi State should gradually pull away as they'll find baskets easier to come by than their counterparts.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: MISSISSIPPI STATE BULLDOGS -12.5