Mississippi State vs Southern Miss Free College Basketball Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 12/18/2016
Monday, December 19, 2016
Reed Green Coliseum
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The Mississippi State Bulldogs travel to Reed Green Coliseum to play the Southern Miss Golden Eagles on Monday, December 19, 2016.
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The Bulldogs come into this game with an overall record of 6-3. They are 4-3 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-3. The Golden Eagles have an overall record of 3-5 and a home record of 3-2. They have an over/under record of 2-2 and they are 1-3 against the spread.
Quinndary Weatherspoon comes into this contest averaging 17.6 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulldogs. He pulls down 4.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Aric Holman averages 11.2 points per game in 24.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.3 assists per contest and 6.1 rebounds per game for Mississippi State. His field goal percentage is 56% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Quinton Campbell averages 11.9 points per game while playing 28.9 minutes per contest this year for the Golden Eagles. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 69%. Tim Rowe averages 10.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.2 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 63%.
Mississippi State averages 71 points per contest this season which ranks them 212th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 174th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 168th in the country. They average 34 rebounds per game and 11.6 assists per game which ranks them 246th and 280th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 51st with 11.8 per game. The Bulldogs allow 68 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 89th in the nation. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 211th and 154th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.9 rebounds a game which ranks 130th and they give up 10.7 assists per contest which puts them in 32nd place in the country. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 93rd in Division 1.
Southern Miss averages 59.3 points per game this year which ranks them 342nd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -16.5 and their shooting percentage is 40% as a team which has them sitting in the 297th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 27% which is good for 344th in the nation. They average 31.8 rebounds per game and 13.8 assists per contest which ranks them 312th and 140th respectively. In the turnover department the Golden Eagles rank 304th with 15.7 per game. The Golden Eagles allow 75.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 228th in the country. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 41% average from behind the arc ranking them 287th and 323rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34 rebounds a game which ranks 95th and they give up 17 assists per contest which puts them in 320th place in the nation. The Golden Eagles force 11.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 313th in college basketball.
The Bulldogs average 67.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 73.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 12.3 per contest. The Bulldogs have an offensive rating of 103.4 and they assist on 46.6% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 68.6 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 38% of their shots. Mississippi State turns the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 12.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.4% while their offensive rebound percentage is 26.5%. The Bulldogs give up 69.3 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 61.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Golden Eagles score 60.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 59 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -22.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -7.3 points per game. The Golden Eagles have a rating on offense of 89.6 and 61.2% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 69.9 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 51% and they attempt 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Southern Miss turns it over an average of 22.3 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 4.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 26.3%. The Golden Eagles give up 68 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 81.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Mississippi State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 4-3 against the spread
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 4-3 against the over/under
Southern Miss Golden Eagles Betting Trends
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are 1-3 against the spread
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are 2-2 against the over/under
Mississippi State Bulldogs Injuries
12/08/16 G Xavian Stapleton Knee expected to miss 2 weeks
11/16/16 F Abdul Ado Eligibility out for season
Southern Miss Golden Eagles Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Southern Miss
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