Auburn at Mississippi State 1/26/19 - CBB Picks & Predictions
The No. 16 ranked Auburn Tigers visit Humphrey Coliseum in Starkville, Mississippi on Saturday to play the No. 22 ranked Mississippi State Bulldogs in an SEC showdown. Auburn lost its second straight falling to 13-5 on the season following an 80-77 setback to South Carolina on Tuesday. The Tigers were led by Jared Harper and Bryce Brown with 17 points apiece.
Mississippi State fell to 14-4 following its 76-55 loss to Kentucky on Tuesday. The Bulldogs trailed by just eight points at the half, but were outscored after the break by 13 points to lose by 21, although Mississippi State did cut the lead to just two points midway through the second half. Quinndary Weatherspoon led the Bulldogs in the loss with 19 points, while Tyson Carter scored 11.
Bryce Brown leads Auburn in scoring with an average of 16.9 points per game. Jared Harper is the team leader in assists with an average of 6.6 per game. Chuma Okeke is the team leader in rebounds with an average of 6.2 per game. Auburn is shooting 45.2% from the field and 35.9% from 3-point territory.
Quinndary Weatherspoon leads four players scoring in double figures for Mississippi State with an average of 16.8 points per game. Aric Holman leads the team in rebounds with an average of 7.7 per game, while Lamar Peters is the leader in assists with an average of 5.7 per game. Mississippi State is shooting 47.1% from the field and 37.3% from 3-point territory.
Mississippi State has done well against the number covering the nut in 6 of the last 8 following a loss straight up of 20 points or more and 14 of the last 20 versus an opponent with a .600 or higher winning percentage. Auburn on the other hand has failed to cover 4 of the last 5 on the road and 7 of the last 9 in SEC play. Final Score Prediction, Mississippi State Bulldogs win and cover ATS 76-72.