Wednesday, January 25, 2017
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The Missouri Tigers head to Humphrey Coliseum to take on the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Wednesday, January 25, 2017. The opening line for this game has Mississippi State as 10 point favorites.
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The Tigers come into this game with an overall record of 5-13 and a road record of 0-3. They are 6-8 against the spread and their over/under record is 7-8. The Bulldogs have an overall record of 12-6 and a home record of 7-4. They have an over/under record of 9-6 and they are 9-6 against the spread.
Terrence Phillips comes into this contest averaging 9.9 points per game while playing 28.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Tigers. He pulls down 4.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 34% while his free throw percentage is currently at 74%. Kevin Puryear averages 11.8 points per game in 27.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.8 assists per contest and 6.6 rebounds per game for Missouri. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%.
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Quinndary Weatherspoon averages 17.3 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per contest this year for the Bulldogs. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Lamar Peters averages 11.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 24.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.1 rebounds per contest and 3.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Missouri averages 70 points per contest this season which ranks them 239th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -0.3 and their shooting percentage is 39% as a team which has them ranked 335th. Behind the arc they shoot 29% which is good for 342nd in the country. They average 39.7 rebounds per game and 12.6 assists per game which ranks them 26th and 225th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 136th with 12.9 per game. The Tigers allow 70.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 119th in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 58th and 45th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 39.4 rebounds a game which ranks 319th and they give up 12.1 assists per contest which puts them in 74th place in the country. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 96th in Division 1.
Mississippi State averages 74.8 points per game this year which ranks them 123rd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 5.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 86th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 102nd in the nation. They average 34.7 rebounds per game and 12.4 assists per contest which ranks them 217th and 238th respectively. In the turnover department the Bulldogs rank 91st with 12.5 per game. The Bulldogs allow 69.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 96th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 138th and 54th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36.3 rebounds a game which ranks 209th and they give up 11.2 assists per contest which puts them in 34th place in the nation. The Bulldogs force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 80th in college basketball.
The Tigers average 66.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 66.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -11.7 per contest. The Tigers have an offensive rating of 96 and they assist on 53% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 72.4 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 45%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 49% and they shoot 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Missouri turns the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.1% while their offensive rebound percentage is 29.8%. The Tigers give up 74.4 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 78.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Bulldogs score 73.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 74 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -5.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 5.1 points per game. The Bulldogs have a rating on offense of 106.4 and 48.1% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 70.3 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 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 39% of their shots. Mississippi State turns it over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 11.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48.8% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 26.5%. The Bulldogs give up 68.1 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 79.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Missouri Tigers Betting Trends
The Missouri Tigers are 6-8 against the spread
The Missouri Tigers are 7-8 against the over/under
Mississippi State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 9-6 against the spread
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 9-6 against the over/under
Missouri Tigers Injuries
12/29/16 F Willie Jackson Personal expected to transfer
01/20/17 F Jakoby Kemp Redshirt out for season
01/05/17 F Mitchell Smith Knee out for season
Mississippi State Bulldogs Injuries
11/16/16 F Abdul Ado Eligibility out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Mississippi State -10
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