Auburn at Mississippi State 1/13/18 - NCAAB Picks & Predictions
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Auburn Tigers vs. Mississippi St. Bulldogs
NCAAB: 3:30 PM EST
Jan. 13, 2018
Latest Odds : AUB -2.5 Total 151
Coming off a victory over Ole Miss, the #22 Auburn Tigers (15-1, 3-0) travel to Starkville to battle the Mississippi State Bulldogs. The Tigers defeated the Bulldogs last season and are hoping for a victory and to keep their conference record perfect.
Mustapha Heron is the leading scorer for the Tigers and is averaging 15.8 points per game. Bryce Brown is an additional scoring threat for the Tigers and is averaging 15.6 points per game. Desean Murray leads the Tigers in rebounding with 7.4 rebounds per game and is also contributing 11.2 points per contest. The Tigers have been outstanding offensively this season to the tune of 87 points per game.
Following two consecutive losses in SEC play, the Mississippi State Bulldogs (13-3, 1-2) play host to the #22 Auburn Tigers. A victory over the Tigers would be a huge confidence booster for the Bulldogs as they aim for an NCAA Tournament birth.
Quinndary Weatherspoon is the leading scorer for the Bulldogs and is averaging 14.4 points per game. Weatherspoon also leads the Bulldogs in assists with 4.3 assists per contest. Aric Holman is an additional player to watch for the Bulldogs and is averaging 11.9 points per game and also averages 6.8 rebounds per game. Nick Weatherspoon (11.1 points per game) and Tyson Carter (10.1 points per game) round out the double figure scorers for the Bulldogs.
Recent Betting Trends:
Tigers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Southeastern.
Bulldogs are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
Over is 20-8 in Tigers last 28 overall.
Over is 9-2 in Bulldogs last 11 vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
Free Betting Pick: Auburn Tigers -2.5
Near perfect season for Auburn who have come together for a 15-1 record this season and have been outstanding with a 10-0 record in their last 10 games. In that span, Auburn has scored 87.2 points per game and have outshined Mississippi who has scored only 74 points per game so far. Mississippi however, has stayed afloat at home, coming in with a 12-0 record at home so far. Auburn will get an easy win over the home team tonight. Final Score Prediction, Auburn Tigers win and cover ATS 80-71.