Saturday, February 20, 2016
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The Mississippi State Bulldogs travel to Coleman Coliseum to play the Alabama Crimson Tide on Saturday, February 20, 2016. The opening line for this game has Alabama as 5.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 142.
The Bulldogs come into this game with an overall record of 11-14 and a road record of 1-7. They are 13-9 against the spread and their over/under record is 13-9. The Crimson Tide have an overall record of 16-9 and a home record of 9-2. They have an over/under record of 11-12 and they are 14-9 against the spread.
Gavin Ware comes into this contest averaging 16 points per game while playing 27.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulldogs. He pulls down 7.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 63% while his free throw percentage is currently at 76%. Craig Sword averages 12.5 points per game in 28.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.9 assists per contest and 4 rebounds per game for Mississippi State. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 68%.
Retin Obasohan averages 16.7 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per contest this year for the Crimson Tide. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 70%. Shannon Hale averages 10.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.1 rebounds per contest and 0.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 35% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Mississippi State averages 75.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 106th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 2.3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 68th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 273rd in the country. They average 35 rebounds per game and 13.8 assists per game which ranks them 218th and 134th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 118th with 12.2 per game. The Bulldogs allow 73.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 204th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 149th and 163rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.3 rebounds a game which ranks 254th and they give up 12.8 assists per contest which puts them in 147th place in the country. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 174th in the Division 1.
Alabama averages 67.8 points per game this year which ranks them 281st in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 0.7 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 219th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 227th in the nation. They average 35.6 rebounds per game and 11 assists per contest which ranks them 192nd and 316th respectively. In the turnover department the Crimson Tide rank 287th with 14 per game. The Crimson Tide allow 67.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 60th in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 28th and 53rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 37.8 rebounds a game which ranks 275th and they give up 11 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the nation. The Crimson Tide force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 186th in college basketball.
The Bulldogs average 75.7 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 70 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -4.1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 8 per contest. The Bulldogs have an offensive rating of 107.7 and they assist on 49.3% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 70.1 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 36% of their shots. Mississippi State turns the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48.5% while their offensive rebound percentage is 30.1%. The Bulldogs give up 79.8 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 62 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Crimson Tide score 72.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 66.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 4.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 7.7 points per game. The Crimson Tide have a rating on offense of 100.4 and 47.8% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 66.9 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 44% of their shots. Alabama turns it over an average of 18.2 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48.5% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 28.7%. The Crimson Tide give up 64.9 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 62 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Mississippi State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 13-9 against the spread
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 13-9 against the over/under
Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Trends
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 14-9 against the spread
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 11-12 against the over/under
Mississippi State Bulldogs Injuries
11/27/15 F Joe Strugg Shin out indefinitely
11/18/15 F Demetrius Houston Suspension out indefinitely
02/19/16 G Malik Newman Knee probable Saturday vs. Alabama
02/19/16 F Travis Daniels Foot probable Saturday vs. Alabama
01/19/16 G Elijah Staley Personal has left the team
Alabama Crimson Tide Injuries
12/10/15 G Dazon Ingram Foot out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Mississippi State
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