Tuesday, February 2, 2016
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The Alabama Crimson Tide travel to Humphrey Coliseum to play the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Tuesday, February 2, 2016. The opening line for this game has Alabama as 3 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 142.
The Crimson Tide come into this game with an overall record of 11-9 and a road record of 2-5. They are 10-8 against the spread and their over/under record is 8-10. The Bulldogs have an overall record of 9-11 and a home record of 6-3. They have an over/under record of 10-7 and they are 11-6 against the spread.
Retin Obasohan comes into this contest averaging 15.6 points per game while playing 31.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Crimson Tide. He pulls down 3.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 71%. Shannon Hale averages 11.3 points per game in 26.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.7 assists per contest and 3.2 rebounds per game for Alabama. His field goal percentage is 35% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Gavin Ware averages 15.7 points per game while playing 27.8 minutes per contest this year for the Bulldogs. He grabs 7.3 rebounds per game and has 0.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 62% and his free throw percentage currently is at 77%. Malik Newman averages 13.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.1 rebounds per contest and 2.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
Alabama averages 66.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 288th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -0.3 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 236th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 230th in the country. They average 35.1 rebounds per game and 10.8 assists per game which ranks them 219th and 315th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 278th with 14 per game. The Crimson Tide allow 67 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 59th in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 31st and 120th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 38 rebounds a game which ranks 272nd and they give up 11.2 assists per contest which puts them in 48th place in the country. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 145th in the Division 1.
Mississippi State averages 76.5 points per game this year which ranks them 86th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 2.4 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 49th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 238th in the nation. They average 33.9 rebounds per game and 13.8 assists per contest which ranks them 267th and 129th respectively. In the turnover department the Bulldogs rank 139th with 12.4 per game. The Bulldogs allow 74.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 221st in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 185th and 134th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36.7 rebounds a game which ranks 210th and they give up 12.7 assists per contest which puts them in 137th place in the nation. The Bulldogs force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 192nd in college basketball.
The Crimson Tide average 61.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 65.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -7.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -3.3 per contest. The Crimson Tide have an offensive rating of 98.7 and they assist on 47.7% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 67.2 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 43% of their shots. Alabama turns the ball over an average of 18.3 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48% while their offensive rebound percentage is 27.9%. The Crimson Tide give up 69.1 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 69 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Bulldogs score 77.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 77.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 3.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 9.4 points per game. The Bulldogs have a rating on offense of 108.7 and 49.5% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 70.3 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 37% of their shots. Mississippi State turns it over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 29.9%. The Bulldogs give up 68.1 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 74.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Trends
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 10-8 against the spread
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 8-10 against the over/under
Mississippi State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 11-6 against the spread
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 10-7 against the over/under
Alabama Crimson Tide Injuries
12/10/15 G Dazon Ingram Foot out for season
02/01/16 F Shannon Hale Foot probable Tuesday vs. Mississippi St
Mississippi State Bulldogs Injuries
11/27/15 F Joe Strugg Shin out indefinitely
11/18/15 F Demetrius Houston Suspension out indefinitely
02/01/16 F Gavin Ware Concussion missed last game, "?" Tuesday vs. Alabama
02/01/16 G I.J. Ready Ankle probable Tuesday vs. Alabama
01/19/16 G Elijah Staley Personal has left the team
Tony's Pick: Take Alabama
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