Saturday, January 28, 2017
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The Mississippi State Bulldogs travel to Coleman Coliseum to play the Alabama Crimson Tide on Saturday, January 28, 2017. The opening line for this game has Alabama as 6 point favorites.
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The Bulldogs come into this game with an overall record of 13-6 and a road record of 2-1. They are 10-6 against the spread and their over/under record is 10-6. The Crimson Tide have an overall record of 12-7 and a home record of 7-2. They have an over/under record of 7-10 and they are 8-9 against the spread.
Quinndary Weatherspoon comes into this contest averaging 17.9 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulldogs. He pulls down 4.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Lamar Peters averages 12 points per game in 23.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3 assists per contest and 2.1 rebounds per game for Mississippi State. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Braxton Key averages 11.5 points per game while playing 27.4 minutes per contest this year for the Crimson Tide. He grabs 5.8 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 61%. Dazon Ingram averages 9.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.8 rebounds per contest and 3.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 60%.
Mississippi State averages 75.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 109th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 5.9 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 68th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 72nd in the country. They average 34.4 rebounds per game and 12.6 assists per game which ranks them 236th and 222nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 75th with 12.2 per game. The Bulldogs allow 69.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 101st in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 141st and 52nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.1 rebounds a game which ranks 191st and they give up 11.1 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the country. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 96th in Division 1.
Alabama averages 68.9 points per game this year which ranks them 262nd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 5.7 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 223rd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 258th in the nation. They average 38.9 rebounds per game and 11.8 assists per contest which ranks them 40th and 277th respectively. In the turnover department the Crimson Tide rank 212th with 13.7 per game. The Crimson Tide allow 63.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 40th and 208th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 32.4 rebounds a game which ranks 37th and they give up 9.9 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the nation. The Crimson Tide force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 61st in college basketball.
The Bulldogs average 77.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 81.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 6 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -3 per contest. The Bulldogs have an offensive rating of 107.9 and they assist on 48.2% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 70 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 54%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 39% of their shots. Mississippi State turns the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 11.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48.8% while their offensive rebound percentage is 26.7%. The Bulldogs give up 71.3 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 84.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Crimson Tide score 72.2 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 11.3 points per game. The Crimson Tide have a rating on offense of 101.2 and 49.2% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 68.1 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 38% of their shots. Alabama turns it over an average of 17.3 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 54.5% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 34.3%. The Crimson Tide give up 60.9 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 66.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Mississippi State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 10-6 against the spread
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 10-6 against the over/under
Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Trends
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 8-9 against the spread
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 7-10 against the over/under
Mississippi State Bulldogs Injuries
11/16/16 F Abdul Ado Eligibility out for season
Alabama Crimson Tide Injuries
12/17/16 G Nick King Lung out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Alabama -6
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