Saturday, March 5, 2016
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The Auburn Tigers travel to Humphrey Coliseum to play the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Saturday, March 5, 2016. The opening line for this game has Mississippi State as 12 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 140.
The Tigers come into this game with an overall record of 11-18 and a road record of 2-10. They are 12-16 against the spread and their over/under record is 12-16. The Bulldogs have an overall record of 13-16 and a home record of 9-5. They have an over/under record of 14-12 and they are 16-10 against the spread.
Kareem Canty comes into this contest averaging 18.3 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Tigers. He pulls down 3 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is currently at 74%. Tyler Harris averages 14 points per game in 28.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 7.7 rebounds per game for Auburn. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 66%.
Gavin Ware averages 16 points per game while playing 27.9 minutes per contest this year for the Bulldogs. He grabs 7.6 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 76%. Craig Sword averages 12.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.8 rebounds per contest and 3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
Auburn averages 71.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 201st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -6.1 and their shooting percentage is 40% as a team which has them ranked 324th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 175th in the country. They average 36.7 rebounds per game and 11.6 assists per game which ranks them 125th and 275th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 283rd with 13.8 per game. The Tigers allow 77.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 287th in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 186th and 141st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.1 rebounds a game which ranks 341st and they give up 13.9 assists per contest which puts them in 228th place in the country. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 151st in the Division 1.
Mississippi State averages 75 points per game this year which ranks them 120th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 2.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 62nd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 254th in the nation. They average 34.9 rebounds per game and 13.9 assists per contest which ranks them 221st and 127th respectively. In the turnover department the Bulldogs rank 159th with 12.5 per game. The Bulldogs allow 72.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 196th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 129th and 154th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 37.1 rebounds a game which ranks 249th and they give up 12.6 assists per contest which puts them in 131st place in the nation. The Bulldogs force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 148th in college basketball.
The Tigers average 65.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 68 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -12.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -7.7 per contest. The Tigers have an offensive rating of 97.9 and they assist on 49.4% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 72.5 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 48%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they shoot 3 pointers on 44% of their shots. Auburn turns the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 7.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 47.2% while their offensive rebound percentage is 27.9%. The Tigers give up 77.9 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 75.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Bulldogs score 75.4 ppg at home and they have averaged 70.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 0 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 8.4 points per game. The Bulldogs have a rating on offense of 106.9 and 50.2% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 69.9 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 15.6 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48.5% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 29.8%. The Bulldogs give up 67.1 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 70.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Auburn Tigers Betting Trends
The Auburn Tigers are 12-16 against the spread
The Auburn Tigers are 12-16 against the over/under
Mississippi State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 16-10 against the spread
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 14-12 against the over/under
Auburn Tigers Injuries
12/22/15 G Tahj Shamsid-Deen Shoulder out for season
11/11/15 F Danjel Purifoy Eligibility out indefinitely
02/12/16 G Kareem Canty Personal out for season
01/15/16 C Trayvon Reed Academics out for season
Mississippi State Bulldogs Injuries
11/27/15 F Joe Strugg Shin out indefinitely
11/18/15 F Demetrius Houston Suspension out indefinitely
01/19/16 G Elijah Staley Personal has left the team
Guy's Pick: Take Auburn
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