Saturday, January 9, 2016
Bud Walton Arena
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The Mississippi State Bulldogs travel to Bud Walton Arena to play the Arkansas Razorbacks on Saturday, January 9, 2016. The opening line for this game has Arkansas as 7.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 144.
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The Bulldogs come into this game with an overall record of 7-6 and a road record of 0-2. They are 8-2 against the spread and their over/under record is 6-4. The Razorbacks have an overall record of 7-7 and a home record of 7-1. They have an over/under record of 6-4 and they are 5-5 against the spread.
Gavin Ware comes into this contest averaging 17.5 points per game while playing 28.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulldogs. He pulls down 8.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 69% while his free throw percentage is currently at 76%. Malik Newman averages 13.3 points per game in 28.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 3.2 rebounds per game for Mississippi State. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 69%.
Moses Kingsley averages 17.1 points per game while playing 29 minutes per contest this year for the Razorbacks. He grabs 9.9 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage currently is at 74%. Anthlon Bell averages 16.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.9 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Mississippi State averages 77 points per contest this season which ranks them 86th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 5 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 35th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 302nd in the country. They average 34.7 rebounds per game and 14.2 assists per game which ranks them 243rd and 118th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 102nd with 12.2 per game. The Bulldogs allow 72 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 176th in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 176th and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.9 rebounds a game which ranks 159th and they give up 11.8 assists per contest which puts them in 75th place in the country. They force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 237th in the Division 1.
Arkansas averages 83.9 points per game this year which ranks them 18th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 6.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 68th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 42% which is good for 9th in the nation. They average 38.6 rebounds per game and 18 assists per contest which ranks them 84th and 13th respectively. In the turnover department the Razorbacks rank 52nd with 11.4 per game. The Razorbacks allow 77.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 270th in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 212th and 304th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35.6 rebounds a game which ranks 148th and they give up 15.4 assists per contest which puts them in 290th place in the nation. The Razorbacks force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 31st in college basketball.
Mississippi State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 8-2 against the spread
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 6-4 against the over/under
Arkansas Razorbacks Betting Trends
The Arkansas Razorbacks are 5-5 against the spread
The Arkansas Razorbacks are 6-4 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
Arkansas Razorbacks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Mississippi State
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