Mississippi State vs Texas A&M Free Pick

Mississippi State vs Texas A&M Free NCAAB Pick

Written by on February 24, 2016

This Wednesday, the Mississippi State Bulldogs head to the Lone Star State to tangle with the Aggies of Texas A&M University in SEC basketball action. The Aggies (20-7) are in third place in the SEC standings and are coming off a shocking 79-77 overtime win over Kentucky. The Bulldogs (12-14) are in 12th place in the SEC but are coming off a 67-61 upset win at Alabama on Saturday. Find out more about the updated college basketball betting lines here.

Mississippi State Bulldogs vs Texas A&M Aggies Free NCAAB Pick

When: Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 7:00 PM ETWhere: Reed Arena, College Station, TXTV: ESPN2Radio: Texas Aggies Radio NetworkLive Stream: ESP3NCAAB Odds: TBA 

Why should you bet on the Bulldogs?

While the SEC is one of the elite conferences in football, in basketball literally anything can happen because of the lack of dominant teams — especially this year, when even the traditional basketball schools of Kentucky and Florida are playing inconsistent ball. The Crimson Tide still harbor some expectations of a berth in the NCAA basketball tournament, but suffering a home loss to a team near the basement of the conference pushes Alabama closer to that bubble — and could see them in the NIT. Mississippi State, with their aggressive inside game, is capable of manhandling the Aggies on the boards and grinding out a close loss — if not a straight up win.

Why should you put your money on Texas A&M?

It hasn’t been that long since the Aggies sat at #5 in the AP Top 25 poll. Even though they have tumbled out of the poll rankings, they are still a talented team. While their inside game is not quite as stout as Mississippi State’s, they had enough bangers to take advantage of a Kentucky team that likes to score so much they don’t have to worry a whole lot about rebounding. The momentum of that big upset at home could push the Aggies to their form from the early season and motivate them to deliver a rout of the Bulldogs.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

I like the string that Texas A&M is on right now. I am picking them to knock off the Bulldogs in relatively easy fashion, 72-60.