Saturday, January 30, 2016
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The Mississippi State Bulldogs travel to Mizzou Arena to play the Missouri Tigers on Saturday, January 30, 2016. The opening line for this game has Mississippi State as 2.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 144.
The Bulldogs come into this game with an overall record of 8-11 and a road record of 0-6. They are 10-6 against the spread and their over/under record is 10-6. The Tigers have an overall record of 8-12 and a home record of 8-3. They have an over/under record of 10-7 and they are 9-7 against the spread.
Gavin Ware comes into this contest averaging 15.7 points per game while playing 27.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulldogs. He pulls down 7.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 62% while his free throw percentage is currently at 77%. Malik Newman averages 13.4 points per game in 29.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.2 assists per contest and 2.9 rebounds per game for Mississippi State. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Kevin Puryear averages 11.4 points per game while playing 24.3 minutes per contest this year for the Tigers. He grabs 4.6 rebounds per game and has 0.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Wes Clark averages 10.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 3 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Mississippi State averages 76.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 90th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 1.7 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 53rd. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 239th in the country. They average 33.4 rebounds per game and 13.9 assists per game which ranks them 285th and 130th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 132nd with 12.4 per game. The Bulldogs allow 74.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 229th in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 200th and 218th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.8 rebounds a game which ranks 215th and they give up 12.7 assists per contest which puts them in 142nd place in the country. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 181st in the Division 1.
Missouri averages 67.1 points per game this year which ranks them 285th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -2.8 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 254th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 296th in the nation. They average 35 rebounds per game and 11.6 assists per contest which ranks them 224th and 279th respectively. In the turnover department the Tigers rank 138th with 12.4 per game. The Tigers allow 69.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 131st in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 90th and 143rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36.5 rebounds a game which ranks 194th and they give up 13.2 assists per contest which puts them in 169th place in the nation. The Tigers force 11.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 268th in college basketball.
The Bulldogs average 75.5 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 78.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -5.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -2.3 per contest. The Bulldogs have an offensive rating of 108.7 and they assist on 49.6% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 70.4 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 37% of their shots. Mississippi State turns the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 47.6% while their offensive rebound percentage is 29.6%. The Bulldogs give up 80.7 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 80.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Tigers score 74.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 54.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -16.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 9.1 points per game. The Tigers have a rating on offense of 97.9 and 50% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 68.5 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 47%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Missouri turns it over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48.9% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 26.2%. The Tigers give up 65.4 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 71.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Mississippi State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 10-6 against the spread
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 10-6 against the over/under
Missouri Tigers Betting Trends
The Missouri Tigers are 9-7 against the spread
The Missouri Tigers are 10-7 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
01/19/16 G Elijah Staley Personal has left the team
Missouri Tigers Injuries
11/14/15 G Matravian Payne Academics has left team
Tony's Pick: Take Mississippi State
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