Saturday, February 18, 2017
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The Florida Gators travel to Humphrey Coliseum to play the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Saturday, February 18, 2017. The opening line for this game has Florida as 11 point favorites.
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The Gators come into this game with an overall record of 21-5 and a road record of 7-2. They are 16-8 against the spread and their over/under record is 12-12. The Bulldogs have an overall record of 14-11 and a home record of 9-5. They have an over/under record of 13-9 and they are 13-9 against the spread.
Canyon Barry comes into this contest averaging 13.4 points per game while playing 22.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Gators. He pulls down 3.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 90%. KeVaughn Allen averages 13.2 points per game in 27.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 2.4 rebounds per game for Florida. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Quinndary Weatherspoon averages 16.7 points per game while playing 31.8 minutes per contest this year for the Bulldogs. He grabs 5 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Lamar Peters averages 12 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.1 rebounds per contest and 3.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Florida averages 80.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 32nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 14 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 100th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 116th in the country. They average 37.4 rebounds per game and 13.2 assists per game which ranks them 80th and 178th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 46th with 11.7 per game. The Gators allow 66.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 49th in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 42nd and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35 rebounds a game which ranks 152nd and they give up 9.5 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the country. They force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in Division 1.
Mississippi State averages 74.4 points per game this year which ranks them 134th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 2.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 109th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 97th in the nation. They average 34.9 rebounds per game and 12.3 assists per contest which ranks them 207th and 250th respectively. In the turnover department the Bulldogs rank 151st with 13 per game. The Bulldogs allow 71.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 157th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 140th and 52nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36.6 rebounds a game which ranks 235th and they give up 12 assists per contest which puts them in 73rd place in the nation. The Bulldogs force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 126th in college basketball.
The Gators average 80.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 85.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 13.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 13.3 per contest. The Gators have an offensive rating of 112.4 and they assist on 49% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 71.2 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Florida turns the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 11.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.6% while their offensive rebound percentage is 33%. The Gators give up 66.4 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 72.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Bulldogs score 73.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 79 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -5.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 5.1 points per game. The Bulldogs have a rating on offense of 104.9 and 47.6% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 70.9 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%. 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 16.5 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48.9% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 26.8%. The Bulldogs give up 68.5 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 84.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Florida Gators Betting Trends
The Florida Gators are 16-8 against the spread
The Florida Gators are 12-12 against the over/under
Mississippi State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 13-9 against the spread
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 13-9 against the over/under
Florida Gators Injuries
02/14/17 C John Egbunu Knee out for season
Mississippi State Bulldogs Injuries
11/16/16 F Abdul Ado Eligibility out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Mississippi State +11
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