Thursday, November 17, 2016
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The Mississippi State Bulldogs travel to TD Arena to play the UCF Knights on Thursday, November 17, 2016. The opening line for this game has UCF as 3 point favorites. The Bulldogs come into this game with an overall record of 1-0. The Knights have an overall record of 1-0 and a home record of 1-0.
Quinndary Weatherspoon comes into this contest averaging 22 points per game while playing 30 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulldogs. He pulls down 6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 56% while his free throw percentage is currently at 100%. Tyson Carter averages 17 points per game in 33 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2 assists per contest and 2 rebounds per game for Mississippi State. His field goal percentage is 75% for the year.
Matt Williams averages 20 points per game while playing 37 minutes per contest this year for the Knights. He grabs 4 rebounds per game and has 4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47%. Tanksley Efianayi averages 16 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37 minutes per contest. He also averages 9 rebounds per contest and 3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 33% and his free throw percentage is 100%.
Mississippi State averages 78 points per contest this season which ranks them 128th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 4 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 101st. Behind the arc they shoot 48% which is good for 17th in the country. They average 38 rebounds per game and 15 assists per game which ranks them 154th and 94th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 148th with 13 per game. The Bulldogs allow 74 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 179th in the nation. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 219th and 194th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35 rebounds a game which ranks 129th and they give up 11 assists per contest which puts them in 119th place in the country. They force 12 turnovers per game which ranks them 257th in Division 1.
UCF averages 80 points per game this year which ranks them 105th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 24 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 119th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 108th in the nation. They average 59 rebounds per game and 17 assists per contest which ranks them 1st and 57th respectively. In the turnover department the Knights rank 266th with 16 per game. The Knights allow 56 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 36th in the country. They also allow a 28% shooting percentage and a 23% average from behind the arc ranking them 18th and 49th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36 rebounds a game which ranks 159th and they give up 10 assists per contest which puts them in 71st place in the nation. The Knights force 10 turnovers per game which ranks them 297th in college basketball.
Mississippi State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 0-0 against the spread
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 0-0 against the over/under
UCF Knights Betting Trends
The UCF Knights are 0-0 against the spread
The UCF Knights are 0-0 against the over/under
Mississippi State Bulldogs Injuries11/16/16 F Abdul Ado Eligibility out for season
11/11/16 G I.J. Ready Ankle probable Thursday vs. Central Florida
UCF Knights Injuries
11/16/16 G A.J. Davis Hand out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take UCF -3
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