Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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The Arkansas Razorbacks travel to Humphrey Coliseum to play the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Tuesday, February 9, 2016. The opening line for this game has Arkansas as 2 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 136.
The Razorbacks come into this game with an overall record of 12-11 and a road record of 1-6. They are 12-7 against the spread and their over/under record is 9-10. The Bulldogs have an overall record of 9-13 and a home record of 6-4. They have an over/under record of 12-7 and they are 11-8 against the spread.
Dusty Hannahs comes into this contest averaging 17 points per game while playing 27.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Razorbacks. He pulls down 2.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%. Anthlon Bell averages 16.5 points per game in 28.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 3.1 rebounds per game for Arkansas. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Gavin Ware averages 16.2 points per game while playing 28.1 minutes per contest this year for the Bulldogs. He grabs 7.1 rebounds per game and has 0.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 63% and his free throw percentage currently is at 75%. Malik Newman averages 13.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30 minutes per contest. He also averages 3 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Arkansas averages 81.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 17th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 6.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 61st. Behind the arc they shoot 43% which is good for 3rd in the country. They average 37.3 rebounds per game and 17 assists per game which ranks them 111th and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 46th with 11.3 per game. The Razorbacks allow 75.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 253rd in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 154th and 236th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36 rebounds a game which ranks 180th and they give up 13.7 assists per contest which puts them in 215th place in the country. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 59th in the Division 1.
Mississippi State averages 76.6 points per game this year which ranks them 78th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 1.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 58th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 264th in the nation. They average 34.3 rebounds per game and 13.8 assists per contest which ranks them 256th and 133rd respectively. In the turnover department the Bulldogs rank 127th with 12.3 per game. The Bulldogs allow 75.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 244th in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 206th and 178th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36.8 rebounds a game which ranks 224th and they give up 13.3 assists per contest which puts them in 182nd place in the nation. The Bulldogs force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 178th in college basketball.
The Razorbacks average 76.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 81 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -2.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 7 per contest. The Razorbacks have an offensive rating of 111.2 and they assist on 58.4% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 71.6 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 26% of their shots. Arkansas turns the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.9% while their offensive rebound percentage is 31.8%. The Razorbacks give up 78.6 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 74 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Bulldogs score 77.8 ppg at home and they have averaged 77.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 0.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 8.3 points per game. The Bulldogs have a rating on offense of 108.5 and 48.7% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 70.2 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Mississippi State turns it over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48.2% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 30.3%. The Bulldogs give up 69.5 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 77.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Arkansas Razorbacks Betting Trends
The Arkansas Razorbacks are 12-7 against the spread
The Arkansas Razorbacks are 9-10 against the over/under
Mississippi State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 11-8 against the spread
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 12-7 against the over/under
Arkansas Razorbacks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Mississippi State Bulldogs Injuries
11/27/15 F Joe Strugg Shin out indefinitely
11/18/15 F Demetrius Houston Suspension out indefinitely
02/08/16 G I.J. Ready Back "?" Tuesday vs. Arkansas
01/19/16 G Elijah Staley Personal has left the team
Josh's Pick: Take Arkansas
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