The fifth-ranked Auburn Tigers head to Humphrey Coliseum to challenge the Mississippi State Bulldogs. Wednesday brings us loads of college basketball action as both teams share the court for the first time this season. The Tigers look to recover from a five-point defeat in the hands of Tennessee. Meanwhile, the Bulldogs won three of its last five games and started to put down traction after a losing slump in February.
Get to know both teams in this Auburn vs Mississippi preview. Nitrobetting supplies the latest event details, statistics, NCAAB betting odds, and crucial betting information that helps you find the best picks.
Auburn vs. Mississippi State Game Information
- When: Wednesday, March 2, 2022, 9:00 PM ET
- Where: Humphrey Coliseum, Mississippi State, MS
- TV: SECN
- Radio: WJOX-FM 94.5 (Auburn) / Mississippi State Sports 100.9 FM (Mississippi)
- Live Stream: March Madness Live
- NCAAB Betting Odds: Auburn (-3.5) / Mississippi (+3.5)
Why Bet on Auburn Tigers?
The Auburn Tigers dropped to a 25-4 overall record after falling to the 17th ranked Tennessee Volunteers, 67-62, in their most recent outing. Auburn struggled to get its offense going against a persistent Tennessee defense. The Volunteers took a commanding 11 point lead in regulation and kept the intensity until the final buzzer.
Auburn is an impressive team that delivers on both ends of the court. The team averages 79.1 points (14th) per game despite a relatively average 44.5% shooting percentage (135th). Nonetheless, the team shines in the two-point range. There are some lethal shooters in the roster, which allows the Tigers to hit 52.8% of its two-point attempts (69th). Moreover, the team collects 10.3 offensive rebounds per game, allowing Auburn to score second-chance points. The Ball movement is also a top priority for head coach Bruce Pearl. His squad does enough to average 14.5 assists (63rd) in 29 games played.
Defensively, the team holds opponents to under 67 points (95th) per game. They put up a remarkable defense that held opponents shooting to 38.2% (sixth) and 44.0% from the field (ninth).
Why Bet on Mississippi State Bulldogs?
The Bulldogs improved their record to 17-12 this season after taking down the Vanderbilt Commodores last Saturday. Mississippi State showcased outstanding offense against their opponents in the second half of the game while holding off the Commodores to take the win.
On the season, Mississippi State averages 71.6 points (137th) on 45.9% shooting (59th). They shoot 50.4% from the field which is not far off what Auburn averages. We should see relatively balanced attacking basketball coming from both sides. Meanwhile, the team allows 66.2 opponent points (75th) per game and keeps teams to 49.8% from the field (165th). The team can keep up with Auburn’s three-point defense. Mississippi State keeps teams to 31.8% shooting from downtown.
Rocket Watts is the only player that might not make Wednesday’s game. The Guard suffered an elbow injury in his recent outing for the team. Other than that, the rest of the Bulldogs are primed and ready to go. Top scorer Iverson Molinar is expected to lead the offensive end showcase why he averages 18.1 points per game this season.
Auburn vs. Mississippi State Betting Trends
- Auburn is 2-3 in its last five road games (0-5 ATS).
- Auburn is 3-2 in its last five road games against Mississippi (2-3 ATS).
- The totals have gone under in three of Auburn’s last five road games against Mississippi.
- Mississippi is 2-4 in its last six games at Humphrey Coliseum (2-4 ATS).
- Mississippi is 2-2 in its last four games against Auburn (3-1 ATS).
- The totals have gone over in three of Mississippi’s last five games against Auburn.
Auburn vs. Mississippi State Expert Betting Predictions
Auburn is one of the more dominant teams in the nation. Despite that, the Tigers faced their issues on the road lately, picking up losses to Arkansas, Florida, and Tennessee while barely clearing the George Bulldogs. Meanwhile, Mississippi State produced solid results at home this season, grabbing a 14-2 record with wins against Alabama and Arkansas. The Bulldogs have enough firepower to cover the spread and even take the win with homecourt advantage playing its part. But, Auburn keeps the favorite title with consistency and a better overall record.
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