Tuesday, January 12, 2016
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The Mississippi State Bulldogs travel to Rupp Arena to play the Kentucky Wildcats on Tuesday, January 12, 2016. The opening line for this game has Kentucky as 16 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 142.
The Bulldogs come into this game with an overall record of 7-7 and a road record of 0-3. They are 8-3 against the spread and their over/under record is 6-5. The Wildcats have an overall record of 12-3 and a home record of 9-0. They have an over/under record of 9-7 and they are 7-9 against the spread.
Gavin Ware comes into this contest averaging 17.2 points per game while playing 28.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulldogs. He pulls down 8 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 65% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Malik Newman averages 13 points per game in 28.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.2 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 65%.
Jamal Murray averages 17.3 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per contest this year for the Wildcats. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Tyler Ulis averages 13.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.3 rebounds per contest and 6.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Mississippi State averages 76.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 91st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 3.6 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 49th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 295th in the country. They average 34.6 rebounds per game and 14.1 assists per game which ranks them 240th and 120th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 113th with 12.3 per game. The Bulldogs allow 72.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 187th in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 193rd and 128th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36 rebounds a game which ranks 164th and they give up 12.6 assists per contest which puts them in 130th place in the country. They force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 215th in the Division 1.
Kentucky averages 77.6 points per game this year which ranks them 74th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 10.8 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 38th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 278th in the nation. They average 39.5 rebounds per game and 13.5 assists per contest which ranks them 54th and 158th respectively. In the turnover department the Wildcats rank 165th with 12.9 per game. The Wildcats allow 66.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 66th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 51st and 27th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 32.7 rebounds a game which ranks 45th and they give up 8.7 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the nation. The Wildcats force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 176th in college basketball.
Mississippi State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 8-3 against the spread
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 6-5 against the over/under
Kentucky Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kentucky Wildcats are 7-9 against the spread
The Kentucky Wildcats are 9-7 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
Kentucky Wildcats Injuries
01/11/16 G Dominique Hawkins Ankle "?" Tuesday vs. Mississippi St
Tony's Pick: Take Mississippi State
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