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Mississippi State vs Louisiana Tech 3/27/21 - NIT Basketball Picks & Predictions

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs Mississippi State Bulldogs Odds & Info

Game Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs Mississippi State Bulldogs
Date & Time Saturday March 27, 2021, 3:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Comerica Center Frisco, TX
Latest odds
MSST -1 ; Total 136
TV Channel
ESPN

The Mississippi State Bulldogs play the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs on Saturday in the semifinals of the NIT at Comerica Center in Frisco, Texas. Mississippi State defeated Richmond 68-67 on Thursday in the quarterfinals of the NIT as D.J. Stewart Jr sank a 3-pointer with only two seconds to play. Stewart Jr. scored 22 points to lead the Bulldogs. Mississippi State shot 50.0% overall and outrebounded Richmond 39-23.

Iverson Molinari is the leading scorer for Mississippi State with an average of 16.8 points per game, while DJ Stewart Jr is the second leading scorer and leader in assists with averages of 16.2 points and 3.1 assists per game. Tolu Smith is the leading rebounder with an average of 8.5 rebounds per game. Mississippi State has three players averaging double-figures in scoring and as a team is scoring an average of 68.9 points per game.

Louisiana Tech reached the semi-finals of the NIT following a 72-65 victory over the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers on Thursday. Kalob Ledoux was the leading scorer for Louisiana Tech with 20 points. Ledoux made six of his seven 3-point attempts. Louisiana Tech shot 47.3% overall and held Western Kentucky to 34.8% shooting. The Bulldogs made 61.1% of their attempts from 3-point territory.

Isaiah Crawford is leading Louisiana Tech in scoring with an average of 11.8 points per game, while Kalob Ledoux is the second leading scorer with an average of 11.5 points per game. Kenneth Lofton Jr. is the leading rebounder with an average of 7.3 rebounds per game and Amorie Archibald is the leader in assists with an average of 3.2 per game. Louisiana Tech has four players averaging double-figures in scoring and as a team is scoring an average of 73.5 points per game.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Mississippi State is 7-2 ATS in its last 9
  • The UNDER has cashed in 9 of Mississippi State’s last 13
  • Louisiana Tech is 8-2 ATS in its last 10
  • The UNDER has cashed in 14 of Louisiana Tech’s last 21

Free NCAAB Pick:

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs +1

Louisiana Tech has played exceptionally well down the stretch as the Bulldogs have won eight of the last nine straight up and covered the number in eight of the nine. Mississippi State is just 5-5 SU and 6-4 ATS over its most recent 10. Louisiana Tech is a hard opponent to defend against as the Bulldogs have four players that average between 10.0 points and 11.8 points per game and that balanced scoring attack will be the difference on Saturday. Final Score Prediction, Louisiana Tech Bulldogs win and cover ATS 73-66.

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