College Basketball 1/24/09: Mitch Picks Georgia at Mississippi State

Mitch WilsonSenior Writer IJanuary 24, 2009

Mississippi St. (13-6) at Georgia (9-9)

The Line: Georgia +3

Those of you who have followed my picks, whether it be just recently or over the years, you know that I don't like taking too many favorites and I feel like I may be falling into that trap today—I guess we will find out.

It's tough for me to go dog hunting in this one as Georgia is just one of those teams with a rare combination of having an extremely soft schedule and not being able to take advantage of it.

While Mississippi State fell apart in the second half of their last game at LSU, I just don't think the same happens today in this battle of the Bulldogs.

The favorite in this series has covered five of the last seven times. Mississippi State is 5-1 against the spread in their last six and 4-0 against the spread in their last four as a favorite but they will have to shake of their road troubles as they are just 1-4 against the spread in their last five on the road.

Georgia is just 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 home games and just 2-6 in their last 8 as a mild home underdog.

It will be dog eat dog in this one—that's for sure.

Mitch's Pick: Mississippi State -3

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