LSU vs. Mississippi State Basketball Betting Preview & Picks
Posted by: Mike Davis
Tonight’s LSU vs. Mississippi State Basketball matchup could have potential March Madness betting implications. The Tigers come in ranked No. 21 in the nation and will be looking to deliver a dominant outing against unranked Mississippi State. The Bulldogs on the other hand, will be vying to raise their stock by upsetting their southern rivals at home this Wednesday night. So what kind of matchup are tonight’s NCAA sports betting odds expecting?
LSU vs. Mississippi State Basketball – Wednesday, February 6th
When: 9:00 pm ET
Where: Humphrey Coliseum, Starkville, Mississippi
TV: ESPN 2
Stream: Watch ESPN
NCAA Basketball Betting Odds:
The Tigers enter tonight’s matchup sporting a 17-4 record. With a 7-1 record in conference play this season, LSU is currently ranked 3rd overall in the SEC. Right now the conference is led by the Tennessee Volunteers and their flawless 9-0 SEC record. Behind them is none other the Kentucky Wildcats and their eye-catching 8-1 conference record. With that in mind, it’s clear that LSU has some room for improvement within the conference ladder. Fortunately tonight’s matchup against Mississippi State affords LSU the opportunity to improve on their SEC record. But seeing how LSU is 5-5 in their last 10 versus the Bulldogs, is tonight’s matchup a tossup? Well this evening’s NCAA basketball betting odds certainly seem to think so, seeing as how they’re pegging LSU as a slight underdog on the road. This is a bit surprising since LSU is No. 21 in the nation while Mississippi State is unranked.
Players to Watch: Tremont Waters (15.1 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 6.0 apg), Skylar Mays (13.4 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 2.3 apg), and Naz Reid (13.2 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 1.0 apg).
Mississippi State Bulldogs
The Bulldogs charge into this evening’s contest sporting a 16-5 record on the season. But with a 4-4 record in SEC play, the Bulldogs are currently tied for 7th in the conference alongside 3 other teams. Clearly the program is having a tough time measuring up against conference opponents. On top of that, the Bulldogs are 2-2 in their last 4. And since one of those losses came against unranked Alabama, can we truly count on the Bulldogs to give LSU a run for their money this evening? Well the numbers aren’t all that convinced, seeing how the Bulldogs offense isn’t as elite as LSU’s. Right now the Tigers are scoring 83.0 per game, substantially more than the 78.6 that the Bulldogs are averaging. Defensively things tilt in the Bulldogs favor since they give up 70.3 while LSU is allotting 72.5.
Players to Watch: Quinndary Weatherspoon (17.6 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 2.6 apg), Lamar Peters (12.9 ppg, 1.8 rpg, 5.8 apg), and Aric Holman (10.9 ppg, 7.4 rpg, 1.6 apg).
LSU vs. Mississippi State Basketball Betting Predictions
LSU vs. Mississippi State Basketball Betting Picks
So which side should mobile betting fans take in this LSU vs. Mississippi State Basketball matchup? All in all, LSU looks like a great pick this evening. They’re coming off a disappointing loss to Arkansas and will be gunning for blood. They may be on the road but they are without a doubt a better team than Mississippi State. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Score Prediction:4 90-85 LSU.