North Dakota State at Mississippi State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/30/2017
Thursday, November 30, 2017
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The North Dakota State Bison travel to Humphrey Coliseum to play the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Thursday, November 30, 2017. The opening line for this game has Mississippi State as 10 point favorites.
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North Dakota State heads into this matchup with a mark of 3-3. They currently have a point differential of 4.8 as they are averaging 72.4 points per contest while giving up 67.6 per game. Mississippi State has an overall mark of 5-0. They are averaging 78.2 points per contest and giving up 63.0, which is a point differential of 15.2.
Valuable North Dakota State Bison Betting Trends
The North Dakota State Bison are 2-1 against the spread this season
The North Dakota State Bison are 1-2 against the over/under this year
Important Mississippi State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 0-2 against the spread this season
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 0-2 against the over/under this year
Key North Dakota State Bison Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Mississippi State Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tyson Ward averages 13.8 points per game in 28.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.6 assists per contest and 6.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%. Paul Miller averages 13.8 points per game while playing 32.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Lamar Peters averages 12.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27 minutes per contest. He also averages 1.7 rebounds per contest and 4.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is 82%. Quinndary Weatherspoon averages 12.8 points per game while playing 30 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.8 rebounds per game and has 3.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is at 68%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bison allow 67.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 100th in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 106th and 119th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.4 rebounds a game which ranks 248th, and they give up 11.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 102nd place in the country. They force 9.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in college basketball. North Dakota State averages 72.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 228th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 4.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 138th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 75th in D-1. They average 34.2 rebounds per game and 13.8 assists per game, which ranks them 266th and 191st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 312th with 11.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulldogs surrender 63.0 points per contest, which ranks them 42nd in the country. Their defense allows a 36% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 11th and 96th in those defensive statistics. They rank 7th with 8.6 assists allowed per contest, and 243rd with 37.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulldogs are 286th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 16.4 per game this season. Mississippi State is 142nd in Division 1 with 78.2 points per game this year. They are 51st in the country in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 15.2. They shoot 26% from 3-point range, which is good for 341st in the nation. They are 89th in college basketball in rebounding with 39.2 boards per game and 170th in assists per contest with 14.2. The Bulldogs are 92nd in turnovers per game with 15.2.
The Bison are 187th in the nation in offensive rating with 104.9, and their defensive rating of 98 is ranked 157th. In terms of pace they are 272nd in the country with 69 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 114th. As a team they are 127th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 95th in Division 1. North Dakota State is 257th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 73rd in the nation.
Mississippi State is 92nd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 42%, which is 16th in Division 1. The Bulldogs are 17th in the nation in defensive rating with 85.8, and their offensive rating of 106.5 is ranked 168th. They are 107th in D-1 in pace with 73.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 106th. As a unit they are 97th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 202nd in the country.
Who will win tonight's North Dakota State/Mississippi State college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Mississippi State -10
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