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Mississippi Valley State vs Mississippi State Pick & Preview: Saturday, December 3rd Betting Odds
Delta Devils vs Bulldogs Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils at Mississippi State Bulldogs
- Where: Starkville at Humphrey Coliseum
- Date: Saturday, December 3rd
- Betting Odds: Mississippi Valley State +34.5, MSVLST +8000 | MSPST -99995 O/U 120.0
Delta Devils Preview:
The Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils head into today’s game in what will be their 10th game of the season, posting a record of 1-8. On the road, the Delta Devils will be playing their 7th game of the season, having gone 0-7. So far, the Delta Devils have been the underdog 9 times, going 1-8 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +34.5 underdogs on the spread.
Mississippi Valley State will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Terry Collins who is averaging 16.78 points per game for the Delta Devils. Collins is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Delta Devils’ offensive gameplan is the play of Alvin Stredic Jr. who has hit 43.9% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 8.5 points per game.
So far this season, the Mississippi Valley State offense has yet to find its footing. Coming into today’s game, the Delta Devils’ are ranked 322nd at 67.2 points per game. The team’s inneficient outside shooting has been a problem for Mississippi Valley State, as they have hit just 30.1% of their 3-point shots. In terms of pace, the Delta Devils have played at a tempo near the NCAA average at 79.1 possessions per game.
Through 7 games, the Mississippi State Bulldogs have an overall record of 7-0. This will be the team’s 8th straight game at home this year. The Bulldogs’ are sitting with a betting line that is -34.5 points in their favor. For the season, Mississippi State has been favored to win in 7 games, sitting with a mark of 7-0.
Tolu Smith comes into today’s game as the Bulldogs’ leading scorer at 15.14 points per contest. Not only has Smith been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Mississippi State’s top rebounder at 10.57 boards per contest. Behind Smith, the team has benefited from the strong play of D.J Jeffries who is second on the team in scoring at 9.43 points per game. Overall, he has hit 36.8% of his shots and is adding 5.14 boards per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Mississippi State this season, as they are currently ranked 209th in college basketball at 70.9 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Bulldogs’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 29.5%, placing them 479th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils +34.5
At first glance, its easy to just write off a team that +34.5 point underdogs at home. However, our analysis shows that there is a lot of value in getting a wager in on the Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils to cover the spread in their matchup vs the Mississippi State Bulldogs. Not only has Mississippi Valley State been profitbale over their last 5 games as the underdog, going 3-2 ATS. But we also like how their tendency to play an up-tempo style of basketball will throw a wrench in Mississippi State’s gameplan, as they prefer to play a slower style of basketball. Look for Mississippi Valley State to put up a fight on their home floor, as they go on to cover the spread as +34.5 point underdogs.
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