Arkansas Little Rock at Mississippi State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/20/2017
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
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The Arkansas Little Rock Trojans travel to Humphrey Coliseum to play the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Wednesday, December 20, 2017. The opening line for this game has Mississippi State as 20 point favorites.
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Arkansas Little Rock comes into this game with an overall record of 3-9. They currently have a point differential of -5.2 as they are averaging 63.7 points per game while giving up 68.8 per contest. Mississippi State has an overall record of 9-1. They are averaging 77.2 points per game and surrendering 62.1, good for a point differential of 15.1.
Valuable Arkansas Little Rock Trojans Betting Trends
The Arkansas Little Rock Trojans are 1-3 against the spread this season
The Arkansas Little Rock Trojans are 2-2 against the over/under this year
Important Mississippi State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 2-4 against the spread this season
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 2-4 against the over/under this year
Key Arkansas Little Rock Trojans Injuries
12/19/17 G Andre Jones Disciplinary is "?" Wednesday vs Mississippi St
Key Mississippi State Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Anthony Black averages 8.1 points per game while playing 24.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is at 80%. Andre Jones averages 12.2 points per game in 27.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 65%.
Quinndary Weatherspoon averages 13.9 points per game while playing 29.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6 rebounds per game and has 4.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 73%. Aric Holman averages 12.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 22 minutes per contest. He also averages 8 rebounds per contest and 0.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 68% and his free throw percentage is 63%.
Useful Team Statistics
Arkansas Little Rock averages 63.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 339th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -5.2 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 295th. Behind the arc they shoot 28%, which is good for 335th in the country. They average 36.0 rebounds per game and 13.8 assists per game, which ranks them 191st and 196th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 42nd with 15.8 per game. The Trojans allow 68.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 114th in Division 1. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 163rd and 182nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.1 rebounds a game which ranks 183rd and they give up 14.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 263rd place in college basketball. They force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 285th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Mississippi State is 140th in the country with 77.2 points per game this year. They are 74th in D-1 in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 15.1. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 285th in college basketball. They are 51st in the nation in rebounding with 39.9 boards per game, and 167th in assists per contest with 14.2. The Bulldogs are 79th in turnovers per game with 15.0. The Bulldogs surrender 62.1 points per contest, which ranks them 20th in the country. Their defense allows a 38% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 14th and 68th in those defensive statistics. They rank 29th with 10.6 assists allowed per contest and 174th with 34.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulldogs are 306th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 16.6 per game this season.
The Trojans are 160th in the country in defensive rating with 99.2, and their offensive rating of 91.7 is ranked 334th. They are 296th in college basketball in pace with 68 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 306th. As a unit they are 327th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 125th in D-1. Arkansas Little Rock is 21st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 207th in the country.
Mississippi State is 87th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18 times per 100 possessions while forcing 20 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 44%, which is 25th in Division 1. The Bulldogs are 8th in the nation in defensive rating with 86.1, and their offensive rating of 107.1 is ranked 141st. They are 135th in D-1 in pace with 72.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 102nd. As a unit they are 114th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 124th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Arkansas Little Rock/Mississippi State college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Mississippi State -20
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