Alabama at Mississippi State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/6/2018
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
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The Alabama Crimson Tide travel to Humphrey Coliseum to play the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Tuesday, February 6, 2018. The opening line for this game has Mississippi State as 3 point favorites.
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Alabama comes into this game with an overall record of 15-8. They currently have a point differential of 4.4 as they are averaging 73.5 points per game while giving up 69.1 per contest. Mississippi State has an overall record of 17-6. They are averaging 74.2 points per game and surrendering 65.3, good for a point differential of 8.9.
Valuable Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Trends
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 12-9 against the spread this season
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 6-16 against the over/under this year
Important Mississippi State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 7-11 against the spread this season
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 8-10 against the over/under this year
Key Alabama Crimson Tide Injuries
11/09/17 G Ar'Mond Davis Knee is out indefinitely
01/01/18 G Riley Norris Hip is out for season
Key Mississippi State Bulldogs Injuries
01/02/18 C Schnider Herard Transferred is out for season
John Petty averages 11 points per game in 28.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2 assists per contest and 2.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 60%. Collin Sexton averages 18.7 points per game while playing 29.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is at 78%.
Aric Holman averages 11.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 22.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 7 rebounds per contest and 0.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 61% and his free throw percentage is 69%. Quinndary Weatherspoon averages 15 points per game while playing 30.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6 rebounds per game and has 4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Crimson Tide allow 69.1 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 37th and 44th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.4 rebounds a game which ranks 205th, and they give up 11.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 61st place in the country. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 217th in college basketball. Alabama averages 73.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 194th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 4.4 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 90th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 258th in D-1. They average 36.8 rebounds per game and 13.0 assists per game, which ranks them 113th and 224th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 85th with 14.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulldogs surrender 65.3 points per contest, which ranks them 29th in the country. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 53rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 52nd with 11.5 assists allowed per contest, and 151st with 34.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulldogs are 240th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per game this season. Mississippi State is 172nd in Division 1 with 74.2 points per game this year. They are 95th in the country in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 8.9. They shoot 30% from 3-point range, which is good for 344th in the nation. They are 62nd in college basketball in rebounding with 38.3 boards per game and 199th in assists per contest with 13.5. The Bulldogs are 145th in turnovers per game with 13.6.
The Crimson Tide are 198th in the nation in offensive rating with 103.7, and their defensive rating of 97.5 is ranked 66th. In terms of pace they are 121st in the country with 70.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 141st. As a team they are 143rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 260th in Division 1. Alabama is 74th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 32nd in the nation.
Mississippi State is 143rd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 46%, which is 25th in Division 1. The Bulldogs are 16th in the nation in defensive rating with 93.4, and their offensive rating of 106.1 is ranked 141st. They are 183rd in D-1 in pace with 70 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 144th. As a unit they are 169th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 159th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Alabama/Mississippi State college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Mississippi State -3
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