Alabama State at Mississippi State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/10/2017
Friday, November 10, 2017
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The Alabama State Hornets travel to Humphrey Coliseum to play the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Friday, November 10, 2017.
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Alabama State comes into this game after finishing last season with an overall record of 8-22. They had a point differential of -8.5 as they averaged 65.9 points per game while giving up 74.4 per contest. Mississippi State had an overall record of 15-15 last season. They averaged 72.5 points per game and surrendered 71.3, good for a point differential of 1.2.
Valuable Alabama State Hornets Betting Trends
The Alabama State Hornets were 2-2 against the spread last season
The Alabama State Hornets were 1-2 against the over/under last year
Important Mississippi State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Mississippi State Bulldogs were 17-12 against the spread last season
The Mississippi State Bulldogs were 15-12 against the over/under last year
Key Alabama State Hornets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Mississippi State Bulldogs Injuries
11/16/16 F Abdul Ado Eligibility out for season
Rodney Simeon averaged 12.2 points per game while playing 25.7 minutes per night last season. He pulled down 4.4 rebounds per game and dished out 0.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage was 47% while his free throw percentage finished at 71%. Tony Armstrong averaged 11.3 points per game in 27.2 minutes per contest last season. He averaged 0.8 assists per contest and 6.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage was 47% for the year while his free throw percentage was 66%.
Quinndary Weatherspoon averaged 16.5 points per game while playing 31.9 minutes per contest last year. He grabbed 5.1 rebounds per game and had 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage was 47% and his free throw percentage was at 77%. Lamar Peters averaged 10.7 points per game last season and he saw the court an average of 24.6 minutes per contest. He also averaged 2.3 rebounds per contest and 3.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage was 39% and his free throw percentage was 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
Alabama State averaged 65.9 points per contest last season, which ranked them 320th in the nation. Their average scoring margin was -8.5 and their shooting percentage was 39% as a team, which had them ranked 343rd. Behind the arc they shot 30% which was good for 339th in the country. They averaged 38.3 rebounds per game and 9.7 assists per game, which ranked them 51st and 349th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 12th with 15.8 per game. The Hornets allowed 74.4 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 230th in Division 1. They also allowed a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 205th and 144th in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 37.7 rebounds a game which ranked 293rd and they gave up 12.6 assists per contest, which put them in 125th place in college basketball. They forced 12.7 turnovers per game which ranked them 138th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Mississippi State was 195th in the country with 72.5 points per game last year. They were 173rd in D-1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin was 1.2. They shot 35% from 3-point range, which was good for 190th in college basketball. They were 204th in the nation in rebounding with 35.3 boards per game, and 274th in assists per contest with 12.1. The Bulldogs were 125th in turnovers per game with 13.5. The Bulldogs surrendered 71.3 points per contest, which ranked them 150th in the country. Their defense allowed a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 125th and 30th in those defensive statistics. They ranked 61st with 11.7 assists allowed per contest and 260th with 36.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulldogs were 253rd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.0 per game last season.
The Hornets were 232nd in the country in defensive rating last season with 105.1, and their offensive rating of 93.1 was ranked 340th. They were 186th in college basketball in pace with 69.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 45% was 341st. As a unit they were 344th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 48% and they shot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 162nd in D-1. Alabama State was 22nd in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 18.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 50%, which was 158th in the country.
Mississippi State was 116th in the country in turnovers last year, as they turned the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 48%, which was 80th in Division 1. The Bulldogs were 120th in the nation in defensive rating with 100.3, and their offensive rating of 102 was ranked 222nd. They were 115th in D-1 in pace with 70.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% was 166th. As a unit they were 187th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 125th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Alabama State/Mississippi State college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Mississippi State
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