Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Tigers vs. Bulldogs CBB Odds
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(10-20) LSU Tigers vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs (15-15)
2017 NCAA Basketball – SEC
Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Venue: Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Bulldogs -5.5
CBB Betting Total: OFF
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It’s a first round match up in the SEC Tournament in Nashville on Wednesday night. The 12 seed Mississippi State Bulldogs take on the 13 seed LSU Tigers.
This is the third meeting between the two teams. Mississippi State won both of the previous match ups by over 10 points.
After losing Ben Simmons to the NBA Draft the LSU Tigers are in rebuild mode, and it has shown with the results that have taken place on the court.
They come into this game with a 10-20 record and finished in 13th place in the final regular season SEC standings. Since conference play started the Tigers have only won two games. One of those wins was two games ago against Tennessee, which should give them some confidence going into this game.
The Tigers like to play an up tempo game. They average 75.6 points per game which is 124th in the country. But with that up tempo pace comes a downfall.
They really struggle on the defensive side of the ball. They give up 83.1 points per game which is 339 in all the country. For the Tigers to win this they need to focus on the defensive side of the ball.
Mississippi State Bulldogs
The Mississippi State Bulldogs have had an average season. There wasn’t many expectations going into the season for the Bulldogs but they have played okay basketball all season.
They come into this game with a 15-15 record and finished in 12th place in the SEC conference. They really did struggle to finish the season losing seven of their last eight games. In their last game they did beat LSU by a final of 88-76 so they do have a lot of confidence going into this game.
The Bulldogs are average on both sides of the court. They average 72.9 points per game which is 187th in the country.
On the defensive side of the ball the Bulldogs give up 71.8 points per game which is 166th in the country. For the Bulldogs to win this game they just need to play their game and they will advance to the second round of the SEC Tournament.
CBB Betting Trends:
- MSST are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 neutral site games.
- LSU are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 vs. Southeastern.
- Over is 10-1 in the last 11 meetings.
- Over is 40-18 in MSST last 58 Wed. games.
Free LSU Tigers vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs NCAAB Prediction:
This game is going to come down to what team will play better on the defensive side of the ball.
The Tigers have struggled so much all year on the defensive side of the ball and I don’t see that changing in this game.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Bulldogs -5.5
The Bulldogs will win and cover.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Bulldogs 79 – Tigers 72
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