Tuesday, February 7, 2017
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The Mississippi State Bulldogs travel to Auburn Arena to play the Auburn Tigers on Tuesday, February 7, 2017. The opening line for this game has Auburn as 5 point favorites.
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The Bulldogs come into this game with an overall record of 14-8 and a road record of 2-3. They are 11-8 against the spread and their over/under record is 10-9. The Tigers have an overall record of 15-8 and a home record of 8-3. They have an over/under record of 10-11 and they are 12-9 against the spread.
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Quinndary Weatherspoon comes into this contest averaging 17 points per game while playing 32 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulldogs. He pulls down 4.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 75%. Lamar Peters averages 11.9 points per game in 24.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.3 assists per contest and 2 rebounds per game for Mississippi State. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Mustapha Heron averages 15.2 points per game while playing 27.8 minutes per contest this year for the Tigers. He grabs 5.7 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 77%. Jared Harper averages 12.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 24.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 2 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
Mississippi State averages 73.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 159th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 3.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 125th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 129th in the country. They average 35.4 rebounds per game and 12.4 assists per game which ranks them 186th and 246th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 116th with 12.7 per game. The Bulldogs allow 70 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 105th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 114th and 34th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.9 rebounds a game which ranks 239th and they give up 11.3 assists per contest which puts them in 35th place in the country. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 117th in Division 1.
Auburn averages 79 points per game this year which ranks them 48th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 2 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 35% which is good for 171st in the nation. They average 36.7 rebounds per game and 12.4 assists per contest which ranks them 118th and 245th respectively. In the turnover department the Tigers rank 229th with 13.8 per game. The Tigers allow 77 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 269th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 110th and 91st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 40.4 rebounds a game which ranks 338th and they give up 13.4 assists per contest which puts them in 181st place in the nation. The Tigers force 16 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in college basketball.
The Bulldogs average 73.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 62.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 0.7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -10.3 per contest. The Bulldogs have an offensive rating of 104.9 and they assist on 48.3% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 70.3 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 39% of their shots. Mississippi State turns the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49% while their offensive rebound percentage is 27.4%. The Bulldogs give up 73.1 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 72.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Tigers score 85.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 82.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 1 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 9.9 points per game. The Tigers have a rating on offense of 104.2 and 47.3% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 75.5 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 39% of their shots. Auburn turns it over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 47.6% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 30.1%. The Tigers give up 75.7 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 81.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Mississippi State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 11-8 against the spread
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 10-9 against the over/under
Auburn Tigers Betting Trends
The Auburn Tigers are 12-9 against the spread
The Auburn Tigers are 10-11 against the over/under
Mississippi State Bulldogs Injuries
11/16/16 F Abdul Ado Eligibility out for season
Auburn Tigers Injuries
02/06/17 F Horace Spencer Shoulder missed last game, "?" Tuesday vs. Mississippi St
Guy's Pick: Take Auburn -5
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