The Mississippi State Bulldogs (5-0) meet the No. 17 Villanova Wildcats (3-1) in the Myrtle Beach Invitational at HTC Center. The game gets underway at 2:30 p.m. ET on Friday, November 22, 2019.
Villanova Wildcats vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs Betting Prediction
The Wildcats will be looking for similar success after thoroughly outplaying the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders in their last contest, 98-69. Villanova launched 38 three pointers, making 18 of them (47.4 percent). Middle Tennessee, meanwhile, was 4-18 (22.2 percent). Villanova received a boost from Cole Swider, who was the top scorer from either team with 26 points on 10-for-15 shooting.
In the Bulldogs’ previous game, they were victorious over the Tulane Green Wave, 80-66. The Bulldogs held the Green Wave to an offensive rebounding percentage of 16.2 (below their season average of 28.6) and had a free throw rate of 0.395 (above their season average of 0.282). With 16 points and 11 rebounds, Mississippi State’s Tyson Carter put together a good game.
It might turn into a high-scoring affair as a pair of the NCAA’s premier offenses clash. Mississippi State ranks 31st with 112.7 points per 100 possessions and Villanova is 26th (112.9) dating back to last season.
Villanova vs. Mississippi State Free Pick
Prediction: ATS Winner – Mississippi State
Mississippi State ranks 31st in steals per game (7.9) while Villanova ranks 234th (5.4).
The Wildcats rank fourth in three pointers attempted per game (30.3) while the Bulldogs rank 175th (22.0).
Mississippi State ranks 12th in blocks per game (5.0) while Villanova ranks 182nd (3.0).
The Bulldogs average 14.5 assists per game, which ranks 73rd in the NCAA. The Wildcats rank 195th in assists allowed per game (13.6).
Mississippi State ranks 14th in rebounds allowed per game (31.2) while Villanova ranks 77th (33.3).