Missouri Tigers at Mississippi State Bulldogs Betting Prediction 01/14/20

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Don’t expect a fast-paced game when the Missouri Tigers (9-6, 1-2 SEC) travel to Mississippi State to play the Bulldogs (9-6, 0-3 SEC). The game can be seen on SEC Network at 9 p.m. ET on Tuesday, January 14, 2020.

Missouri Tigers at Mississippi State Bulldogs Betting Odds

In their last contest, the Bulldogs lost a winnable game to the LSU Tigers, 60-59, while the Tigers were victorious over the Florida Gators, 91-75.

The Tigers, who came into the game averaging an effective field goal percentage of 0.489, had an absurd mark of 0.731 and had a turnover percentage of 15.3 (better than their season average of 18.6). Mississippi State, on the other hand, had an offensive rebounding percentage of 52.6 (above their season average of 39.9). Mississippi State’s Reggie Perry had a good outing, putting up 13 points and 15 rebounds. Missouri, meanwhile, received a boost from Dru Smith, who contributed 22 points, six assists and five steals.

The Bulldogs won the sole game between these two teams last season, 68-49. Mississippi State’s free throw rate was their biggest strength over Missouri. The Bulldogs had a rate of 0.292, while the Tigers posted a mark of 0.154. This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

Half-court execution will be critical when two of the country’s slowest-paced teams clash. Mississippi State ranks 314th in possessions per game (66.6) and Missouri is 317th (66.5).

Missouri vs. Mississippi State Odds Pick

Free Pick: SU Winner – Mississippi State, ATS Winner – Mississippi State, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Missouri ranks 125th in three pointers attempted per game (22.7) while Mississippi State ranks 273rd (17.0).
  • The Tigers rank 18th in assists allowed per game (9.7) while the Bulldogs rank 79th (11.7).
  • Mississippi State allows the 30th-fewest rebounds per game (31.3) while Missouri ranks 45th (31.9).
  • The Tigers rank 34th in steals allowed per game (5.5) while the Bulldogs rank 152nd (7.4).
  • Mississippi State ranks 21st in blocks per game (5.3) while Missouri ranks 127th (2.9).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Tigers’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 11.8, up from 9.5 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Bulldogs have scored an average of 68.8 points per game (3.2 below their season average) and allowed an average of 71.2 points per game (4.9 above their season average).