Saturday, January 21, 2017
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The Mississippi State Bulldogs travel to Thompson-Boling Arena to play the Tennessee Volunteers on Saturday, January 21, 2017.
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The Bulldogs come into this game with an overall record of 12-5 and a road record of 2-0. They are 9-5 against the spread and their over/under record is 8-6. The Volunteers have an overall record of 9-9 and a home record of 5-4. They have an over/under record of 6-9 and they are 8-8 against the spread.
Quinndary Weatherspoon comes into this contest averaging 17.7 points per game while playing 31.5 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 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Lamar Peters averages 11.3 points per game in 23.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 2.1 rebounds per game for Mississippi State. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Robert Hubbs averages 14.4 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per contest this year for the Volunteers. He grabs 4.9 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Detrick Mostella averages 10.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 21.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.9 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 70%.
Mississippi State averages 74.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 121st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 6.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 85th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 83rd in the country. They average 34.6 rebounds per game and 12.5 assists per game which ranks them 227th and 234th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 100th with 12.6 per game. The Bulldogs allow 68.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 79th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 123rd and 43rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.6 rebounds a game which ranks 166th and they give up 10.6 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the country. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 64th in Division 1.
Tennessee averages 76 points per game this year which ranks them 90th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 2.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 192nd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 275th in the nation. They average 36.8 rebounds per game and 13.9 assists per contest which ranks them 130th and 135th respectively. In the turnover department the Volunteers rank 214th with 13.8 per game. The Volunteers allow 73.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 204th in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 158th and 256th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36.3 rebounds a game which ranks 199th and they give up 12.6 assists per contest which puts them in 118th place in the nation. The Volunteers force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 43rd in college basketball.
The Bulldogs average 77.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 77.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 9.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 2.3 per contest. The Bulldogs have an offensive rating of 106.7 and they assist on 48.4% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 70.1 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. 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 16.1 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 11.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.3% while their offensive rebound percentage is 26.7%. The Bulldogs give up 68 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 75 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Volunteers score 80.3 ppg at home and they have averaged 72 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 6.2 points per game. The Volunteers have a rating on offense of 106.6 and 53.3% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 71.8 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 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. Tennessee turns it over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.4% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 34.2%. The Volunteers give up 74.1 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 75 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Mississippi State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 9-5 against the spread
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 8-6 against the over/under
Tennessee Volunteers Betting Trends
The Tennessee Volunteers are 8-8 against the spread
The Tennessee Volunteers are 6-9 against the over/under
Mississippi State Bulldogs Injuries
11/16/16 F Abdul Ado Eligibility out for season
Tennessee Volunteers Injuries
12/17/16 F John Fulkerson Elbow out indefinitely
01/11/17 G Detrick Mostella Dismissed dismissed from team
Guy's Pick: Take Tennessee
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