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2019-2020 NCAA Basketball
(5-2) Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs (6-1)
Date: Thursday, December 5th, 2019
Time: 8:00 PM ET
Venue: Humphrey Coliseum, Starkville, Mississippi
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Mississippi State -8.5
CBB Betting Total: 140.0
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This Thursday night non-conference matchup will be a battle of the Bulldogs. Louisiana Tech brings their 5-2 record to Starkville to take on Mississippi State.
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
LA Tech have had a decent season so far, but their wins have not come against anyone of note. Their wins have come against Texas A&M CC, Wiley College, Mississippi Valley State, North Alabama and Samford. Half of these teams wins did not even require effort to win against.
Compare their wins to their two losses which came against Creighton an Indiana by a combined 23 points. Both of their losses came on the road as well, thus showing that they are not as good when they play real competition, especially on the road.
The offensive numbers for LA Tech are no doubt inflated, considering their opponents. They are scoring 80.4 points per game. Kalob Ledoux is the leading scorer, but is only averaging 11.9 points per game. The Bulldogs do have six other guys that average 8.4 points per game, but they do not seem to have an elite scorer.
Overall, this LA Tech defense is allowing just 61.7 points per game. Teams are shooting just 37.3% against them from the field and 31.2 % from the three-point line. However, against Creighton they allowed them to shoot 46.6% while Indiana shot 48.2%.
The main concern is that their defense has only been tested twice this season and both times they failed to slow their opponent down. I am specifically talking about the game at Creighton and the game at Indiana. Against the Bluejays, they allowed 82 points an against the Hoosiers they allowed 88 points.
Take out those two games and they have not allowed more than 61 points, which really shows how weak their schedule has been.
Mississippi State Bulldogs
The Bulldogs crushed Coastal Carolina after having lost to Villanova in the previous game. Much like LA Tech, their schedule has also been relatively weak. A good sign is that they only lost to Villanova by seven.
The Bulldogs may only average 75 points per game, but they are extremely efficient when shooting the ball. They are currently shooting 49.7% from the field, which is the 20th best in the country. They are led by Tyson Carter, who averages 17.6 points per game. Other than Carter, Mississippi State has four other guys who average at least 10 points every game.
Defensively, they have been able to shut teams down for the most part, allowing an average of 62.3 points per game. The problem lies with their opponents field goal percentage, which is 41.2% from the field. This may seem pretty low, but it ranks 154th in the country.
They are better at defending the three-point line as opponents only average shooting 30%.
The biggest key for Mississippi State will be limiting rebounds by LA Tech. They already rank 10th in defensive rebounds allowed per game, so they must keep this up to win this game.
CBB Betting Trends:
- MSST are 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 home games.
- Under is 20-7-1 in LT last 28 Thu. games.
- Under is 22-8-1 in LT last 31 road games.
- Under is 10-4 in MSST last 14 games as a favorite.
Free Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs NCAAB Prediction:
We have seen what happens when LA tech steps up in class. I believe Mississippi State is the better team and they will win and cover this game with no issue.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Mississippi State Bulldogs -8.5
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