Clemson Tigers vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs Free Prediction


The Clemson Tigers (6-2) meet the 22nd-ranked Mississippi State Bulldogs (7-1) at Prudential Center. The game starts at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 8, 2018, and will air on ESPN2.

Clemson Tigers vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs Betting Odds

Both teams won big over their last opponent. The Bulldogs defeated the Austin Peay Governors 95-67, while the Tigers beat the Citadel Bulldogs 100-80.

Clemson played a perfect game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 21.4 and an effective field goal percentage of 0.648. For those same stats, Citadel was 8.3 and 0.534, respectively. The Bulldogs, meanwhile, had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.633 vs. 0.415) and had a much better turnover percentage (14.3 vs. 20.4). Mississippi State received a boost from Aric Holman, who had 10 points and 10 rebounds. Marcquise Reed, meanwhile played well for Clemson, finishing with 20 points and 13 rebounds.

Half-court execution will be critical when two of the NCAA’s slowest-paced teams face off. Mississippi State ranks 256th in possessions per game (68.4) and Clemson is 290th (67.5) dating back to the 2017-18 season.

Clemson Tigers vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs ATS Pick

College Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Mississippi State, O/U – Under

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Mississippi State averages 5.2 blocks per game, which ranks 14th in the NCAA. Clemson ranks 149th in blocks allowed per game (3.4).
  • The Tigers rank 38th in assists allowed per game (11.1) while the Bulldogs rank 65th (11.8).