Saturday, December 19, 2015
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The Tulane Green Wave travel to Humphrey Coliseum to play the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Saturday, December 19, 2015. The opening line for this game has Mississippi State as 8 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 144.
The Green Wave come into this game with an overall record of 6-5 and a road record of 0-2. They are 3-2 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-2. The Bulldogs have an overall record of 4-5 and a home record of 3-1. They have an over/under record of 5-2 and they are 5-2 against the spread.
Louis Dabney comes into this contest averaging 14.5 points per game while playing 32.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Green Wave. He pulls down 3.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 35% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Malik Morgan averages 10.8 points per game in 31 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.3 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game for Tulane. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 61%.
Gavin Ware averages 18.3 points per game while playing 29.3 minutes per contest this year for the Bulldogs. He grabs 7.8 rebounds per game and has 0.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 69% and his free throw percentage currently is at 74%. Craig Sword averages 13.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.7 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Tulane averages 69.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 219th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 1.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 142nd. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 235th in the country. They average 38.9 rebounds per game and 12.5 assists per game which ranks them 92nd and 207th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 291st with 14.6 per game. The Green Wave allow 67.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 95th in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 81st and 152nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.5 rebounds a game which ranks 139th and they give up 11.6 assists per contest which puts them in 83rd place in the country. They force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 104th in the Division 1.
Mississippi State averages 78.7 points per game this year which ranks them 73rd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 1 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 46th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 290th in the nation. They average 34.4 rebounds per game and 13.7 assists per contest which ranks them 241st and 142nd respectively. In the turnover department the Bulldogs rank 135th with 12.6 per game. The Bulldogs allow 77.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 263rd in the country. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 300th and 131st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34.9 rebounds a game which ranks 117th and they give up 12.3 assists per contest which puts them in 127th place in the nation. The Bulldogs force 12 turnovers per game which ranks them 253rd in college basketball.
Tulane Green Wave Betting Trends
The Tulane Green Wave are 3-2 against the spread
The Tulane Green Wave are 3-2 against the over/under
Mississippi State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 5-2 against the spread
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 5-2 against the over/under
Tulane Green Wave Injuries
No key injuries to report
Mississippi State Bulldogs Injuries
12/18/15 F Gavin Ware Knee doubtful Saturday vs. Tulane
12/18/15 G Travis Daniels Concussion missed last game, "?" Saturday vs. Tulane
11/27/15 F Aric Holman Knee expected to miss 2-3 weeks
11/27/15 F Joe Strugg Shin out indefinitely
11/18/15 F Demetrius Houston Suspension out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Tulane
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