Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Bulldogs and Cougars. The game is starting at 12:00 ET on ESPN2, and it’s hosted by the Cougars at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT. Get ready to place your bets! In this non-conference matchup, the Bulldogs are the betting favorite against the Cougars. The over/under for the game is 132.5 points.
MISSISSIPPI STATE BULLDOGS VS WASHINGTON STATE COUGARS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Washington State Cougars +7.5
This game will be played at Mohegan Sun Arena at 12:00 ET on Saturday, November 18th.
WHY BET THE WASHINGTON STATE COUGARS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Cougars.
- Not only will Washington State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +7.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 132.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.
Will the Bulldogs Secure A Victory as Road Favorites?
Mississippi State has yet to play a game on the road, but they are currently 3-0 overall. As of now, Mississippi State has a perfect 3-0 record against the spread heading into today’s game. When factoring in their performance from last season, Mississippi State is 5-5 vs. the spread in their previous ten games.
Mississippi State comes in with an over/under record of 1-2-0 through three games, with their games averaging a combined 137.3 points per game so far. The Bulldogs’ last five games have culminated with an average of 69 points per game and an over/under record of 1-4.
In their latest game, Mississippi State offense put up 81 points against North Alabama. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 47.1% and made 7 threes. Jimmy Bell Jr. led the team in scoring, putting up 14 points. Additionally, Josh Hubbard contributed 12 points for the Bulldogs.
Mississippi State’s defense has been playing well, ranking 17th nationally, with 57.7 points allowed per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 4.0 threes per game vs. Washington State. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 21.5%.
Can the Cougars Please their Home Crowd?
Following their latest victory, a 83-65 win over Prairie View A&M, Washington State remains undefeated with a 2-0 record. In their previous three home games, including one from last year, Washington State has a 2-1 record. As of today’s game, Washington State has a 1-1 ATS record. Looking back at the school’s last three games, they are 1-2 vs. the spread with an average scoring margin of +11.
Washington State’s games have, on average, featured 145.5 points per game leading to an over/under record of 2-0-0. Their average over/under line is currently 136.8 points so far. When assessing the Cougars’ performance in their last three games, their over/under record stands at 3-0, with their games averaging 80 points per game.
In their latest game, Washington State’s offense looked good, scoring 83 points against Prairie View A&M. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 53.6% and made 19/28 free throws. One area that the Washington State offense has been good this season is getting to the line. Currently, they are 19th in free-throw attempts per contest. Overall, they have a field goal percentage of 54%.
At this time, the Cougars’ defense is positioned 34th in the country, permitting 62.0 points per game. The Washington State defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 65 points and allowed Prairie View A&M to connect on 4 threes.