Saturday, February 4, 2017
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The Tennessee Volunteers travel to Humphrey Coliseum to play the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Saturday, February 4, 2017. The opening line for this game has Tennessee as 2 point favorites.
The Volunteers come into this game with an overall record of 13-9 and a road record of 4-3. They are 12-8 against the spread and their over/under record is 8-11. The Bulldogs have an overall record of 13-8 and a home record of 8-4. They have an over/under record of 10-8 and they are 10-8 against the spread.
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Robert Hubbs comes into this contest averaging 14.8 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Volunteers. He pulls down 5.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Grant Williams averages 11.5 points per game in 24.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 5.5 rebounds per game for Tennessee. His field goal percentage is 54% for the year while his free throw percentage is 66%.
Quinndary Weatherspoon averages 17.5 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per contest this year for the Bulldogs. He grabs 4.6 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 80%. Lamar Peters averages 12.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 24.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 1.9 rebounds per contest and 3.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Tennessee averages 77.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 66th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 3.9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 166th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 201st in the country. They average 38.1 rebounds per game and 14.5 assists per game which ranks them 63rd and 97th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 156th with 13.1 per game. The Volunteers allow 73.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 195th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 127th and 184th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36 rebounds a game which ranks 197th and they give up 12.2 assists per contest which puts them in 91st place in the country. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 63rd in Division 1.
Mississippi State averages 74.2 points per game this year which ranks them 142nd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 3.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 93rd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 98th in the nation. They average 34.5 rebounds per game and 12.5 assists per contest which ranks them 226th and 236th respectively. In the turnover department the Bulldogs rank 121st with 12.8 per game. The Bulldogs allow 70.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 121st in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 122nd and 40th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36.5 rebounds a game which ranks 218th and they give up 11.3 assists per contest which puts them in 36th place in the nation. The Bulldogs force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 127th in college basketball.
The Volunteers average 72.9 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 79.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -0.7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 8 per contest. The Volunteers have an offensive rating of 107.4 and they assist on 54.6% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 72.2 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Tennessee turns the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.4% while their offensive rebound percentage is 34.1%. The Volunteers give up 73.6 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 71.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Bulldogs score 74.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 70.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 5.9 points per game. The Bulldogs have a rating on offense of 105.7 and 48.5% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 70.2 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 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 39% of their shots. Mississippi State turns it over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48.6% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 26.6%. The Bulldogs give up 68.6 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 77.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Tennessee Volunteers Betting Trends
The Tennessee Volunteers are 12-8 against the spread
The Tennessee Volunteers are 8-11 against the over/under
Mississippi State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 10-8 against the spread
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 10-8 against the over/under
Tennessee Volunteers Injuries
12/17/16 F John Fulkerson Elbow out indefinitely
01/11/17 G Detrick Mostella Dismissed dismissed from team
Mississippi State Bulldogs Injuries
11/16/16 F Abdul Ado Eligibility out for season
01/31/17 G I.J. Ready Calf "?"
Tony's Pick: Take Tennessee -2
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