Saturday, February 6, 2016
Pete Maravich Assembly Center
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The Mississippi State Bulldogs travel to Pete Maravich Assembly Center to play the LSU Tigers on Saturday, February 6, 2016. The opening line for this game has LSU as 9 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 140.
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The Bulldogs come into this game with an overall record of 9-12 and a road record of 1-6. They are 11-7 against the spread and their over/under record is 11-7. The Tigers have an overall record of 14-8 and a home record of 11-2. They have an over/under record of 8-11 and they are 6-13 against the spread.
Gavin Ware comes into this contest averaging 16.3 points per game while playing 27.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulldogs. He pulls down 7.3 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 75%. Malik Newman averages 13.2 points per game in 29.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.2 assists per contest and 3 rebounds per game for Mississippi State. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Ben Simmons averages 19.5 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per contest this year for the Tigers. He grabs 12.5 rebounds per game and has 5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage currently is at 71%. Craig Victor averages 13 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.4 rebounds per contest and 0.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 53%.
Mississippi State averages 76.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 82nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 2.1 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 48th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 267th in the country. They average 34.1 rebounds per game and 13.9 assists per game which ranks them 260th and 126th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 134th with 12.4 per game. The Bulldogs allow 74.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 232nd in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 191st and 149th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.9 rebounds a game which ranks 225th and they give up 12.7 assists per contest which puts them in 140th place in the country. They force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 159th in the Division 1.
LSU averages 81 points per game this year which ranks them 23rd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 5.6 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 30th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 228th in the nation. They average 39.3 rebounds per game and 16 assists per contest which ranks them 46th and 36th respectively. In the turnover department the Tigers rank 142nd with 12.5 per game. The Tigers allow 75.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 245th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 162nd and 200th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 37.1 rebounds a game which ranks 235th and they give up 12.3 assists per contest which puts them in 112th place in the nation. The Tigers force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 83rd in college basketball.
The Bulldogs average 75.5 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 76.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 0.7 per contest. The Bulldogs have an offensive rating of 108.4 and they assist on 49.1% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 70.2 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 15.3 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48.1% while their offensive rebound percentage is 30.2%. The Bulldogs give up 79 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 76 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Tigers score 85.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 81.3 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 11.8 points per game. The Tigers have a rating on offense of 109 and 55.4% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 73.4 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 30% of their shots. LSU turns it over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.5% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 30.6%. The Tigers give up 73.8 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 76.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Mississippi State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 11-7 against the spread
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 11-7 against the over/under
LSU Tigers Betting Trends
The LSU Tigers are 6-13 against the spread
The LSU Tigers are 8-11 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
01/19/16 G Elijah Staley Personal has left the team
LSU Tigers Injuries
12/22/15 F Brian Bridgewater Knee out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Mississippi State
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