Saturday, February 25, 2017
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The Mississippi State Bulldogs head to Memorial Gymnasium to take on the Vanderbilt Commodores on Saturday, February 25, 2017. The opening line for this game has Vanderbilt as 8 point favorites.
The Bulldogs come into this game with an overall record of 14-13 and a road record of 2-5. They are 14-10 against the spread and their over/under record is 14-10. The Commodores have an overall record of 15-13 and a home record of 9-5. They have an over/under record of 11-14 and they are 15-11 against the spread.
Quinndary Weatherspoon comes into this contest averaging 16.6 points per game while playing 32.2 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 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Lamar Peters averages 11.5 points per game in 25.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.5 assists per contest and 2.2 rebounds per game for Mississippi State. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
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Matthew Fisher-Davis averages 15.2 points per game while playing 29.1 minutes per contest this year for the Commodores. He grabs 3.2 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Luke Kornet averages 13.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.1 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Mississippi State averages 73.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 151st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 133rd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 158th in the country. They average 35.5 rebounds per game and 12.1 assists per game which ranks them 178th and 256th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 186th with 13.3 per game. The Bulldogs allow 71.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 155th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 115th and 32nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.2 rebounds a game which ranks 261st and they give up 11.6 assists per contest which puts them in 55th place in the country. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 97th in Division 1.
Vanderbilt averages 71.6 points per game this year which ranks them 200th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 2.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 213th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 56th in the nation. They average 34.7 rebounds per game and 13.4 assists per contest which ranks them 216th and 163rd respectively. In the turnover department the Commodores rank 107th with 12.5 per game. The Commodores allow 69.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 93rd in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 105th and 136th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34.3 rebounds a game which ranks 118th and they give up 12 assists per contest which puts them in 75th place in the nation. The Commodores force 10.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 335th in college basketball.
The Bulldogs average 75.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 68.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -0.6 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -5.7 per contest. The Bulldogs have an offensive rating of 103.3 and they assist on 47% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 71.1 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 16.6 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48.9% while their offensive rebound percentage is 27.3%. The Bulldogs give up 75.9 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 74.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Commodores score 77.4 ppg at home and they have averaged 70 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 8.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 7.1 points per game. The Commodores have a rating on offense of 106.7 and 57.2% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 67.2 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 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 48% of their shots. Vanderbilt turns it over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 5.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.3% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 26.1%. The Commodores give up 70.2 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 61.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Mississippi State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 14-10 against the spread
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 14-10 against the over/under
Vanderbilt Commodores Betting Trends
The Vanderbilt Commodores are 15-11 against the spread
The Vanderbilt Commodores are 11-14 against the over/under
Mississippi State Bulldogs Injuries
11/16/16 F Abdul Ado Eligibility out for season
Vanderbilt Commodores Injuries
12/20/16 G Phillip McGloin Personal has left team
12/14/16 G Larry Austin Jr. Eligibility out for season
12/13/16 G Camron Justice Personal expected to transfer
Josh's Pick: Take Mississippi State +8
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