Tuesday, February 16, 2016
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The Vanderbilt Commodores travel to Humphrey Coliseum to play the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Tuesday, February 16, 2016. The opening line for this game has Vanderbilt as 3 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 142.
The Commodores come into this game with an overall record of 15-10 and a road record of 2-7. They are 11-12 against the spread and their over/under record is 10-12. The Bulldogs have an overall record of 10-14 and a home record of 7-5. They have an over/under record of 12-9 and they are 12-9 against the spread.
Wade Baldwin comes into this contest averaging 14.5 points per game while playing 29.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Commodores. He pulls down 3.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Damian Jones averages 13.6 points per game in 25.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 6.8 rebounds per game for Vanderbilt. His field goal percentage is 58% for the year while his free throw percentage is 54%.
Gavin Ware averages 16 points per game while playing 27.7 minutes per contest this year for the Bulldogs. He grabs 7.2 rebounds per game and has 0.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 62% and his free throw percentage currently is at 77%. Malik Newman averages 12.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.9 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 70%.
Vanderbilt averages 76.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 73rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 10.3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 68th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 24th in the country. They average 39 rebounds per game and 15 assists per game which ranks them 46th and 68th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 120th with 12.2 per game. The Commodores allow 66.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 47th in the nation. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.8 rebounds a game which ranks 272nd and they give up 9.7 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the country. They force 10.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 331st in the Division 1.
Mississippi State averages 75.9 points per game this year which ranks them 101st in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 2.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 75th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 280th in the nation. They average 35 rebounds per game and 13.8 assists per contest which ranks them 220th and 134th respectively. In the turnover department the Bulldogs rank 126th with 12.3 per game. The Bulldogs allow 73.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 205th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 145th and 137th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 37.2 rebounds a game which ranks 250th and they give up 12.7 assists per contest which puts them in 140th place in the nation. The Bulldogs force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 158th in college basketball.
The Commodores average 73.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 83.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 2.6 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 12.3 per contest. The Commodores have an offensive rating of 108.9 and they assist on 57.3% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 70 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 38% of their shots. Vanderbilt turns the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 6.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.8% while their offensive rebound percentage is 27%. The Commodores give up 70.8 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 71 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Bulldogs score 76.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 70.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 4 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 8.8 points per game. The Bulldogs have a rating on offense of 107.5 and 49.3% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 70.2 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Mississippi State turns it over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48.4% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 30.5%. The Bulldogs give up 67.2 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 66.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Vanderbilt Commodores Betting Trends
The Vanderbilt Commodores are 11-12 against the spread
The Vanderbilt Commodores are 10-12 against the over/under
Mississippi State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 12-9 against the spread
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 12-9 against the over/under
Vanderbilt Commodores Injuries
No key injuries to report
Mississippi State Bulldogs Injuries
11/27/15 F Joe Strugg Shin out indefinitely
11/18/15 F Demetrius Houston Suspension out indefinitely
02/15/16 F Travis Daniels Foot injured last game, "?" Tuesday vs. Vanderbilt
01/19/16 G Elijah Staley Personal has left the team
Tony's Pick: Take Vanderbilt
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