Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Colonial Life Arena
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The Mississippi State Bulldogs travel to Colonial Life Arena to play the South Carolina Gamecocks on Tuesday, January 26, 2016. The opening line for this game has South Carolina as 9 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 138.
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The Bulldogs come into this game with an overall record of 8-10 and a road record of 0-5. They are 10-5 against the spread and their over/under record is 9-6. The Gamecocks have an overall record of 17-2 and a home record of 10-0. They have an over/under record of 7-9 and they are 11-4 against the spread.
Gavin Ware comes into this contest averaging 16.2 points per game while playing 28.1 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 64% while his free throw percentage is currently at 77%. Malik Newman averages 13.4 points per game in 29.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.2 assists per contest and 3.1 rebounds per game for Mississippi State. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Michael Carrera averages 12.6 points per game while playing 25.3 minutes per contest this year for the Gamecocks. He grabs 6.6 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Duane Notice averages 11.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 24.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.3 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Mississippi State averages 76.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 90th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 2.4 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 42nd. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 269th in the country. They average 33.8 rebounds per game and 14.1 assists per game which ranks them 272nd and 119th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 134th with 12.4 per game. The Bulldogs allow 74.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 218th in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 194th and 229th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.1 rebounds a game which ranks 176th and they give up 12.7 assists per contest which puts them in 140th place in the country. They force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 211th in the Division 1.
South Carolina averages 77.9 points per game this year which ranks them 62nd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 9.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 135th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 175th in the nation. They average 41.6 rebounds per game and 13.5 assists per contest which ranks them 16th and 156th respectively. In the turnover department the Gamecocks rank 289th with 14.2 per game. The Gamecocks allow 68.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 92nd in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 16th and 208th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 32.3 rebounds a game which ranks 35th and they give up 11.9 assists per contest which puts them in 84th place in the nation. The Gamecocks force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in college basketball.
Mississippi State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 10-5 against the spread
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 9-6 against the over/under
South Carolina Gamecocks Betting Trends
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 11-4 against the spread
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 7-9 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
South Carolina Gamecocks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Mississippi State
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