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Mississippi State Hosts LSU in SEC Hoops

LSU in Ready for a Good Mississippi State Team

The LSU Tigers and the Mississippi State Bulldogs will both be trying to pick up a win on Wednesday when they battle at Humphrey Coliseum. LSU had its 10-game winning streak, along with a perfect record in the Southeastern Conference halted, No. 22 Louisiana State looks to avoid back-to-back losses for the second time this season when it visits No. 21 Mississippi State. The Tigers dropped a one-point decision to Arkansas to deny their bid for their first 8-0 start in SEC play since 1981.

TV: 9 p.m. ET, ESPN2 LINE: Check; O/U: Mississippi State -3; O/U: 155.5.

LSU committed a season-high 21 turnovers in Saturday’s 90-89 setback. The team has to play much better to deter most of the turnovers. coach Will Wade knows his team must play better at Mississippi State, one of three road games in the next four. The Bulldogs went 3-2 during a five-game stretch in which they played four times on the road after winning at Mississippi 81-75. They got 27 points from Quinndary Weatherspoon. Mississippi State owns a 10-1 record at home but will face consecutive rugged tests against No. 22 LSU and No. 5 Kentucky on Saturday.

This, That, and a Dart Throw

LSU is 17-4 over all and 7-1 in the SEC. Tremont Waters leads the team in scoring at 15.1 points per game. He pumped in a season-high 36 points in a win over Texas A&M on Jan. 30. He was among 10 players nominated for the Bob Cousy Award as the nation’s top point guard. Waters is averaging 6.0 assists, handing out at least 10 on four occasions. He has registered an SEC-leading 3.0 steals per game. Super Frosh Naz Reid is already projected to be a high pick in this year’s NBA Draft. He snapped out of a two-game shooting slump with his second double-double of 19 points and 10 rebounds versus the Razorbacks.

Mississippi State is 16-5 overall and 4-4 in the SEC. Reggie Perry is coming on strong in his first season with the Bulldogs. He earned SEC freshman of the week honors after scoring 18 points at Alabama and a career-high 21 points and 11 rebounds at Ole Miss. Leading scorer Quinndary Weatherspoon averaged 20.8 points over the past five games on 53.1 percent shooting (34 of 64). Mississippi State has won 14 in a row when Weatherspoon scores 20 points.

PREDICTION: Mississippi State 80, LSU 77

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SEC Basketball Betting Odds & Trends

LSU Tigers
LSU is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LSU’s last 5 games
LSU is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
LSU is 5-10-1 ATS in its last 16 games on the road
LSU is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
LSU is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 10 of LSU’s last 12 games on the road
LSU is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Mississippi State
LSU is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Mississippi State
The total has gone OVER in 11 of LSU’s last 13 games when playing Mississippi State
LSU is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Mississippi State
LSU is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Mississippi State
The total has gone OVER in 6 of LSU’s last 7 games when playing on the road against Mississippi State
Mississippi State Bulldogs
Mississippi State is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Mississippi State’s last 9 games
Mississippi State is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Mississippi State’s last 6 games at home
Mississippi State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing LSU
Mississippi State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing LSU
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Mississippi State’s last 13 games when playing LSU
Mississippi State is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against LSU
Mississippi State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against LSU
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Mississippi State’s last 7 games when playing at home against LSU

Next up:
LSU home to Auburn Saturday, February 9
Mississippi State home to Kentucky Saturday, February 9

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