Mississippi State Bulldogs vs Washington State Cougars prediction

NCAA Basketball: Mississippi State Bulldogs vs. Washington State Cougars Prediction 11/18/2023

The Mississippi State Bulldogs (3-0) travel to face off against the Washington State Cougars (2-0) on Saturday, November 18th. This game will be played at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville and televised on ESPN2. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 12:00 ET.

Mississippi State Bulldogs vs Washington State Cougars

The Mississippi State Bulldogs Are Coming Off A Win

Heading into their fourth game of the year, Mississippi State is undefeated with a 3-0 record. So far this season, the Bulldogs have been the favored team in all of their games. Entering today’s game, Mississippi State holds a perfect 3-0 record against the spread. However, it’s worth noting that in road games last season, Mississippi State went 4-8 vs. the spread. Today marks their first road game of the current season.

In three games, Mississippi State comes in with an over/under mark of 1-2-0, with their games averaging 137.3 points per game. The Bulldogs have seen their last five games conclude with a collective average of 69 points per game and an over/under record of 1-4.

The Washington State Cougars Are Coming Off A Win

Washington State will be playing their third game of the season against Mississippi State. They currently hold a 2-0 record. In their last ten home games, including those from last year, Washington State has a 4-6 record. Against the spread, Washington State has a current record of 1-1. Over their last ten games, which includes the previous season, Washington State is 6-4 ATS.

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. Looking at the Cougars’ last three games, their over/under record is 3-0 with their games averaging 80 points per game.

Mississippi State Offense Breakdown

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. Currently leading the team in scoring is Trey Fort who comes into today’s matchup averaging 13.7. Josh Hubbard also heads into the game with a PPG average of 13.3.

Trey Fort (G) 13.7 2.3 0.7
Josh Hubbard (G) 13.3 2.3 2.3
Jimmy Bell Jr. (F) 11.3 11.7 1.0

Washington State Offense Breakdown

Washington State’s offense is coming off a good game, putting up 83 points vs. Prairie View A&M. Overall, they hit 53.6% of their shots from the field and went 19/28 from the free-throw line. The top scorer for the Cougars was Isaac Jones with 18 points, while Oscar Cluff also added 17 to the scoreboard.

Andrej Jakimovski (F) 17.5 6.5 2.0
Isaac Jones (F) 15.5 10.0 2.5
Myles Rice (G) 14.0 4.0 4.0

Mississippi State Team Defense

Mississippi State’s defense has been playing well, ranking 17th nationally, with 57.7 points allowed per game. Mississippi State’s three-point defense is currently 17th in the country at 4.0 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 33.1% of their shots vs. Mississippi State.

Washington State Team Defense

Washington State’s defense has been playing well, ranking 34th nationally, with 62.0 points allowed per game. Washington State’s three-point defense is currently 20th in the country at 4.5 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 35.0% of their shots vs. Washington State.

Bulldogs vs Cougars Trends

  • When looking at their past three road matchups, Mississippi State has an ATS record of 0-3 while averaging 63 per game. The team went 1-2 overall in these games.
  • Through their last five home contests, the Cougars offense has averaged 69 points per game while allowing an average of 71. Washington State posted an overall record of 3-2 while going 2-3 ATS.
  • Looking back on the team’s last ten games as the underdog, the Cougars have a straight up record of 3-7. Their record vs the spread in these games was 5-5.
  • The last ten games that Mississippi State was favored, they have an ATS mark of 5-5 while going 7-3 straight up.

Bulldogs vs Cougars Prediction

Coming in as the underdogs at +7.5, we have the Cougars as the way to go on the point spread. Not only do we have them covering, but our projections show they have a good one of winning this one straight-up, if you’re looking for a higher payout on the moneyline.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 132.5 and our model has the Bulldogs and Cougars finishing with a combined 143 points. Our pick is to take the over.

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