Wright State Raiders vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs Betting Prediction 12/22/18

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The Wright State Raiders (6-6) clash with the 17th-ranked Mississippi State Bulldogs (10-1) at Mississippi Coliseum. The game will air on SEC Network at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 22, 2018.

Wright State Raiders vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs ATS Odds

Both teams won big over their last opponent. The Bulldogs defeated the Austin Peay Governors 95-67, while the Raiders beat the Western Carolina Catamounts 96-73.

Wright State dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a free throw rate of 0.345 and an effective field goal percentage of 0.655. Western Carolina recorded marks of 0.175 and 0.492, respectively, for those same stats. Meanwhile, Mississippi State’s effective field goal percentage was their largest advantage over Austin Peay. The Bulldogs had a rate of 0.633, while the Governors posted a mark of 0.415. Mississippi State’s Aric Holman led the way, contributing 10 points and 10 rebounds. Wright State, meanwhile, was lifted by Bill Wampler, who had 26 points.

The Raiders’ Loudon Love has been playing well over his last five games, averaging 0 points per game. Meanwhile, Quinndary Weatherspoon has averaged 0 points during that same time frame for the Bulldogs.

Half-court execution will be of utmost importance when two of the NCAA’s slowest-paced teams battle. Mississippi State currently ranks 291st in possessions per game (67.7) and Wright State is 313th (67.0).

Wright State vs. Mississippi State Free Pick

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

Betting Notes:

  • Mississippi State ranks 30th in blocks per game (4.8) while Wright State ranks 169th (1.8).
  • The Bulldogs are 19th in the nation with 30.5 rebounds allowed per game while the Raiders are 38th with 31.8 rebounds allowed per game.
  • Mississippi State is 25th in the NCAA with 5.1 steals allowed per game while Wright State is 27th with 5.2 steals allowed per game.
  • The Bulldogs rank 31st in assists per game (16.5) while the Raiders rank 123rd (13.7).
  • Mississippi State ranks 35th in three pointers allowed per game (19.3) while Wright State ranks 58th (20.2).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Raiders have scored an average of 76.4 points per game (2.6 above their season average) and allowed an average of 73.8 points per game (5.4 above their season average).
  • The Bulldogs’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 14.6, up from 13.5 for the season.