Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs Betting Prediction

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The Mississippi State Bulldogs (22-11) will be 4-point favorites in the NIT at Humphrey Coliseum when they go head-to-head against the Nebraska Cornhuskers (22-10). The game’s Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 143 points and it will air on ESPN2 at 9 p.m. ET on Wednesday, March 14, 2018.

Nebraska Cornhuskers at Mississippi State Bulldogs Betting Odds

Both teams were beaten in their last game. The Bulldogs lost a tough one against the 13th-ranked Tennessee Volunteers, 62-59, while the Cornhuskers lost big to the 15th-ranked Michigan Wolverines, 77-58.

Nebraska did a terrific job of getting to and converting from the charity stripe (22-27; 81.5 percent) while Mississippi State held Tennessee to an effective field goal percentage of 0.375 (below their season average of 0.509). Lamar Peters had a good game for Mississippi State, contributing 22 points. Isaiah Roby, meanwhile played a pivotal role for Nebraska with 16 points, seven rebounds and five blocks.

From an effective field goal percentage perspective, Mississippi State should have a significant advantage. The Bulldogs defense ranks 55th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.481), while the Nebraska offense is ranked 261st in effective field goal percentage (0.494).

Of the Cornhuskers’ 30 games that accepted bets, 19 have finished under the projected point total. Nebraska comes into the contest with records of 22-10 straight up (SU) and 22-8 against the spread (ATS).

A little over half of Bulldogs games have also finished under the total. Further, Mississippi State owns records of 22-11 SU and 13-14-1 ATS.

Isaiah Roby has really been playing well as of late for Nebraska, averaging 11.8 points, 9.4 rebounds and 2.0 blocks over the last five games.

Nebraska Cornhuskers at Mississippi State Bulldogs ATS Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – Nebraska, ATS Winner – Nebraska, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Nebraska ranks 17th in three pointers allowed per game (18.1) while Mississippi State ranks 195th (22.6).
  • The Cornhuskers are 32nd in the nation with 5.2 steals allowed per game while the Bulldogs are 52nd with 5.4 steals allowed per game.
  • The Bulldogs rank 118th in rebounds per game (36.0) while the Cornhuskers rank 263rd in rebounds allowed per game (37.8).
  • Mississippi State averages 5.4 blocks per game, which ranks 12th in the NCAA. Nebraska ranks 147th in blocks allowed per game (3.5).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Bulldogs have scored an average of 64.4 points per game (9.3 below their season average) and allowed an average of 72.2 points per game (4.3 above their season average).
  • The Cornhuskers have scored an equal number of points as their opponents. On the season, Nebraska has defeated opponents by an average of 4.0 points.