Ole Miss at Middle Tennessee State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/9/2017
Saturday, December 9, 2017
Murphy Athletic Center
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The Ole Miss Rebels travel to Murphy Athletic Center to play the MTSU Blue Raiders on Saturday, December 9, 2017. The opening line for this game has Middle Tennessee State as 5 point favorites.
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Ole Miss comes into this game with an overall record of 4-3. They currently have a point differential of 5.1 as they are averaging 83.7 points per game while giving up 78.6 per contest. Middle Tennessee State has an overall record of 6-1. They are averaging 78.0 points per game and surrendering 66.3, good for a point differential of 11.7.
Valuable Ole Miss Rebels Betting Trends
The Ole Miss Rebels are 1-6 against the spread this season
The Ole Miss Rebels are 3-3 against the over/under this year
Important MTSU Blue Raiders Betting Trends
The MTSU Blue Raiders are 3-1 against the spread this season
The MTSU Blue Raiders are 1-3 against the over/under this year
Key Ole Miss Rebels Injuries
11/05/17 F Karlis Silins Knee is out indefinitely
Key MTSU Blue Raiders Injuries
12/08/17 G Antwain Johnson Ankle is "?" Saturday vs Mississippi
12/08/17 G Tyrik Dixon Knee is "?" Saturday vs Mississippi
Terence Davis averages 17.9 points per game while playing 26 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6 rebounds per game and dishes out 3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 57% while his free throw percentage is at 68%. Deandre Burnett averages 15.7 points per game in 29 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.4 assists per contest and 1.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Nick King averages 24.1 points per game while playing 30.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.7 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Brandon Walters averages 12.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 24.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 5 rebounds per contest and 0.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 60% and his free throw percentage is 61%.
Useful Team Statistics
Ole Miss averages 83.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 43rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 5.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 125th. Behind the arc they shoot 34%, which is good for 228th in the country. They average 38.1 rebounds per game and 16.1 assists per game, which ranks them 108th and 69th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 278th with 12.1 per game. The Rebels allow 78.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 289th in Division 1. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 170th and 247th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.7 rebounds a game which ranks 268th and they give up 14.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 267th place in college basketball. They force 14.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 172nd in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Middle Tennessee State is 124th in the country with 78.0 points per game this year. They are 109th in D-1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 11.7. They shoot 30% from 3-point range, which is good for 312th in college basketball. They are 147th in the nation in rebounding with 37.3 boards per game, and 144th in assists per contest with 14.6. The Blue Raiders are 226th in turnovers per game with 13.0. The Blue Raiders surrender 66.3 points per contest, which ranks them 68th in the country. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 95th and 83rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 43rd with 10.9 assists allowed per contest and 38th with 31.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Blue Raiders are 252nd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 15.4 per game this season.
The Rebels are 73rd in the nation in offensive rating with 111.6, and their defensive rating of 104.8 is ranked 257th. In terms of pace they are 133rd in the country with 72.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 116th. As a team they are 132nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 90th in Division 1. Ole Miss is 313th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 208th in the nation.
Middle Tennessee State is 228th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 88th in Division 1. The Blue Raiders are 79th in the nation in defensive rating with 94.1, and their offensive rating of 110.8 is ranked 79th. They are 218th in D-1 in pace with 70.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 174th. As a unit they are 146th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 286th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Ole Miss/Middle Tennessee State college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Middle Tennessee State -5
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