Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Colonial Life Arena
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The Mississippi State Bulldogs head to Colonial Life Arena to take on the South Carolina Gamecocks on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. The opening line for this game has South Carolina as 11 point favorites.
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The Bulldogs come into this game with an overall record of 14-14 and a road record of 2-6. They are 14-11 against the spread and their over/under record is 14-11. The Gamecocks have an overall record of 21-8 and a home record of 14-3. They have an over/under record of 11-15 and they are 11-14 against the spread.
Quinndary Weatherspoon comes into this contest averaging 16.5 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulldogs. He pulls down 5.1 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 78%. Lamar Peters averages 11.3 points per game in 25.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.4 assists per contest and 2.2 rebounds per game for Mississippi State. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
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Sindarius Thornwell averages 21 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per contest this year for the Gamecocks. He grabs 7.3 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. PJ Dozier averages 13.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.5 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 59%.
Mississippi State averages 72.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 173rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 0.9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 159th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 152nd in the country. They average 35.3 rebounds per game and 12 assists per game which ranks them 185th and 263rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 210th with 13.5 per game. The Bulldogs allow 72 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 159th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 123rd and 53rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.1 rebounds a game which ranks 263rd and they give up 11.8 assists per contest which puts them in 61st place in the country. They force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 97th in Division 1.
South Carolina averages 72.5 points per game this year which ranks them 183rd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 8 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 295th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 206th in the nation. They average 36.2 rebounds per game and 12.7 assists per contest which ranks them 132nd and 229th respectively. In the turnover department the Gamecocks rank 219th with 13.5 per game. The Gamecocks allow 64.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 2nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35.2 rebounds a game which ranks 167th and they give up 9.2 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the nation. The Gamecocks force 17.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in college basketball.
The Bulldogs average 73 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 60.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -13 per contest. The Bulldogs have an offensive rating of 102.3 and they assist on 47.1% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 70.9 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 39% of their shots. Mississippi State turns the ball over an average of 16.8 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48.7% while their offensive rebound percentage is 27%. The Bulldogs give up 76 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 73.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Gamecocks score 75.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 70 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 12.8 points per game. The Gamecocks have a rating on offense of 102.5 and 51.2% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 69.8 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. South Carolina turns it over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 11% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 34.1%. The Gamecocks give up 62.8 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 69 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Mississippi State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 14-11 against the spread
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 14-11 against the over/under
South Carolina Gamecocks Betting Trends
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 11-14 against the spread
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 11-15 against the over/under
Mississippi State Bulldogs Injuries
11/16/16 F Abdul Ado Eligibility out for season
South Carolina Gamecocks Injuries
12/16/16 G Kory Holden Eligibility out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Mississippi State +11
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