Saturday, January 16, 2016
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The Tennessee Volunteers travel to Humphrey Coliseum to play the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Saturday, January 16, 2016. The opening line for this game has Mississippi State as 2.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 140.
The Volunteers come into this game with an overall record of 8-8 and a road record of 0-4. They are 8-6 against the spread and their over/under record is 9-5. The Bulldogs have an overall record of 7-8 and a home record of 5-2. They have an over/under record of 7-5 and they are 9-3 against the spread.
Kevin Punter comes into this contest averaging 22.4 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Volunteers. He pulls down 4 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Robert Hubbs averages 12.4 points per game in 29.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 4.3 rebounds per game for Tennessee. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Gavin Ware averages 16.8 points per game while playing 28.5 minutes per contest this year for the Bulldogs. He grabs 7.9 rebounds per game and has 0.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 65% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Malik Newman averages 13.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 3 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 70%.
Tennessee averages 79.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 43rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 3.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 146th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 189th in the country. They average 39.2 rebounds per game and 14.6 assists per game which ranks them 57th and 97th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 61st with 11.6 per game. The Volunteers allow 76.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 264th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 125th and 196th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 40.3 rebounds a game which ranks 310th and they give up 13.9 assists per contest which puts them in 225th place in the country. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 154th in the Division 1.
Mississippi State averages 76.2 points per game this year which ranks them 93rd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 3 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 42nd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 288th in the nation. They average 33.7 rebounds per game and 13.7 assists per contest which ranks them 274th and 145th respectively. In the turnover department the Bulldogs rank 158th with 12.7 per game. The Bulldogs allow 73.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 199th in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 213th and 137th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35.8 rebounds a game which ranks 161st and they give up 12.8 assists per contest which puts them in 142nd place in the nation. The Bulldogs force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 191st in college basketball.
Tennessee Volunteers Betting Trends
The Tennessee Volunteers are 8-6 against the spread
The Tennessee Volunteers are 9-5 against the over/under
Mississippi State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 9-3 against the spread
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 7-5 against the over/under
Tennessee Volunteers Injuries
12/18/15 F Jabari McGhee Personal left the team
Mississippi State Bulldogs Injuries
11/27/15 F Joe Strugg Shin out indefinitely
11/18/15 F Demetrius Houston Suspension out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Tennessee
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