Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Tad Smith Coliseum
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The Mississippi State Bulldogs travel to Tad Smith Coliseum to play the Ole Miss Rebels on Wednesday, March 2, 2016. The opening line for this game has Ole Miss as 5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 142.
The Bulldogs come into this game with an overall record of 13-15 and a road record of 2-8. They are 16-9 against the spread and their over/under record is 13-12. The Rebels have an overall record of 18-11 and a home record of 11-2. They have an over/under record of 15-13 and they are 15-13 against the spread.
Gavin Ware comes into this contest averaging 15.6 points per game while playing 27.7 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 62% while his free throw percentage is currently at 76%. Craig Sword averages 13 points per game in 29 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.9 assists per contest and 3.9 rebounds per game for Mississippi State. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 67%.
Stefan Moody averages 22.8 points per game while playing 34.9 minutes per contest this year for the Rebels. He grabs 3.1 rebounds per game and has 4.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Sebastian Saiz averages 11.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 9 rebounds per contest and 0.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 65%.
Mississippi State averages 74.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 123rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 2.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 64th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 247th in the country. They average 35 rebounds per game and 13.8 assists per game which ranks them 216th and 133rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 133rd with 12.3 per game. The Bulldogs allow 72.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 184th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 131st and 137th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.1 rebounds a game which ranks 247th and they give up 12.5 assists per contest which puts them in 132nd place in the country. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 152nd in the Division 1.
Ole Miss averages 74.6 points per game this year which ranks them 127th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 2.7 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 280th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 235th in the nation. They average 38.1 rebounds per game and 13 assists per contest which ranks them 72nd and 185th respectively. In the turnover department the Rebels rank 117th with 12.1 per game. The Rebels allow 71.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 175th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 108th and 223rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36.6 rebounds a game which ranks 214th and they give up 14.3 assists per contest which puts them in 251st place in the nation. The Rebels force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 60th in college basketball.
The Bulldogs average 74.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 67 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 4.7 per contest. The Bulldogs have an offensive rating of 107.1 and they assist on 49.7% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 69.6 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 15.4 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48.6% while their offensive rebound percentage is 29.9%. The Bulldogs give up 77.6 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 62.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Rebels score 79.9 ppg at home and they have averaged 73.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 1.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 7.8 points per game. The Rebels have a rating on offense of 105.6 and 52.4% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 70 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 38% of their shots. Ole Miss turns it over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 33.9%. The Rebels give up 72.1 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 71.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Mississippi State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 16-9 against the spread
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 13-12 against the over/under
Ole Miss Rebels Betting Trends
The Ole Miss Rebels are 15-13 against the spread
The Ole Miss Rebels are 15-13 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
Ole Miss Rebels Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Mississippi State
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