Tuesday, January 3, 2017
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The Alabama Crimson Tide travel to Humphrey Coliseum to play the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.
The Crimson Tide come into this game with an overall record of 7-5 and a road record of 0-2. They are 5-5 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-7. The Bulldogs have an overall record of 9-3 and a home record of 6-2. They have an over/under record of 5-4 and they are 5-4 against the spread.
Dazon Ingram comes into this contest averaging 9.7 points per game while playing 26.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Crimson Tide. He pulls down 4.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 56% while his free throw percentage is currently at 65%. Braxton Key averages 9.7 points per game in 25.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 5 rebounds per game for Alabama. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 48%.
Quinndary Weatherspoon averages 19.1 points per game while playing 31.2 minutes per contest this year for the Bulldogs. He grabs 4.7 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. I.J. Ready averages 10.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.8 rebounds per contest and 5.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Alabama averages 68.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 258th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 6.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 183rd. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 280th in the country. They average 37.9 rebounds per game and 12.4 assists per game which ranks them 93rd and 240th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 165th with 13.4 per game. The Crimson Tide allow 61.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 57th and 198th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.1 rebounds a game which ranks 53rd and they give up 9.3 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the country. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 52nd in Division 1.
Mississippi State averages 73.9 points per game this year which ranks them 143rd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 8.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 101st spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 68th in the nation. They average 35.7 rebounds per game and 12.5 assists per contest which ranks them 189th and 236th respectively. In the turnover department the Bulldogs rank 43rd with 11.7 per game. The Bulldogs allow 65.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 52nd in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 115th and 86th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35.1 rebounds a game which ranks 137th and they give up 9.9 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the nation. The Bulldogs force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 78th in college basketball.
The Crimson Tide average 61.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 68 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 8.3 per contest. The Crimson Tide have an offensive rating of 99.7 and they assist on 50.6% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 67.4 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they shoot 3 pointers on 39% of their shots. Alabama turns the ball over an average of 17 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.1% while their offensive rebound percentage is 30.4%. The Crimson Tide give up 64.3 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 59.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Bulldogs score 74.9 ppg at home and they have averaged 82.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 24.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 8.1 points per game. The Bulldogs have a rating on offense of 107.1 and 47.7% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 68.7 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 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 39% of their shots. Mississippi State turns it over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 11.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.9% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 27.1%. The Bulldogs give up 66.8 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 58 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Trends
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 5-5 against the spread
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 3-7 against the over/under
Mississippi State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 5-4 against the spread
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 5-4 against the over/under
Alabama Crimson Tide Injuries
12/20/16 G Corban Collins Groin is downgraded to expected to miss Wednesday vs. Arkansas State
12/17/16 G Nick King Lung out indefinitely
Mississippi State Bulldogs Injuries
11/16/16 F Abdul Ado Eligibility out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Mississippi State
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