Castaneda leads Akron against Mississippi State after 31-point game

Akron Zips (1-0) vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs (1-0)

Starkville, Mississippi; Friday, 7 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Mississippi State -6.5; over/under is 130

BOTTOM LINE: Akron plays the Mississippi State Bulldogs after Xavier Castaneda scored 31 points in Akron’s 81-80 overtime victory over the South Dakota State Jackrabbits.

Mississippi State finished 18-16 overall a season ago while going 14-3 at home. The Bulldogs averaged 14.5 points off of turnovers, 11.6 second chance points and 15.0 bench points last season.

Akron finished 14-6 in MAC play and 8-4 on the road last season. The Zips averaged 70.6 points per game last season, 28.0 in the paint, 12.4 off of turnovers and 7.4 on fast breaks.

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