Auburn at Mississippi State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/13/2018
Saturday, January 13, 2018
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The Auburn Tigers travel to Humphrey Coliseum to play the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Saturday, January 13, 2018. The opening line for this game has Auburn as 2.5 point favorites.
Auburn heads into this matchup with a mark of 15-1. They currently have a point differential of 14.3 as they are averaging 87.2 points per contest while giving up 72.9 per game. Mississippi State has an overall record of 13-3. They are averaging 75.3 points per game and surrendering 64.0, good for a point differential of 11.3.
Valuable Auburn Tigers Betting Trends
The Auburn Tigers are 10-4 against the spread this season
The Auburn Tigers are 8-6 against the over/under this year
Important Mississippi State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 3-8 against the spread this season
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 3-8 against the over/under this year
Key Auburn Tigers Injuries
11/05/17 C Austin Wiley Eligibility is out for season
11/05/17 F Danjel Purifoy Suspension is out indefinitely
Key Mississippi State Bulldogs Injuries
01/12/18 G Xavian Stapleton Legal problems is "?" Saturday vs Auburn
01/02/18 C Schnider Herard Transferred is out for season
Mustapha Heron averages 15.8 points per game while playing 26.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is at 82%. Bryce Brown averages 15.6 points per game in 31.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 2.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Quinndary Weatherspoon averages 14.4 points per game while playing 29.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.8 rebounds per game and has 4.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 73%. Aric Holman averages 11.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 21.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.8 rebounds per contest and 0.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 63% and his free throw percentage is 65%.
Useful Team Statistics
Auburn averages 87.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 11th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 14.3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 125th. Behind the arc they shoot 37%, which is good for 95th in the country. They average 41.6 rebounds per game and 15.8 assists per game, which ranks them 8th and 69th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 197th with 13.1 per game. The Tigers allow 72.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 200th in Division 1. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 31st and 172nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.0 rebounds a game which ranks 127th and they give up 12.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 122nd place in college basketball. They force 15.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 263rd in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Mississippi State is 158th in the country with 75.3 points per game this year. They are 92nd in D-1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 11.3. They shoot 30% from 3-point range, which is good for 330th in college basketball. They are 40th in the nation in rebounding with 39.7 boards per game, and 170th in assists per contest with 13.9. The Bulldogs are 101st in turnovers per game with 14.3. The Bulldogs surrender 64.0 points per contest, which ranks them 26th in the country. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 64th in those defensive statistics. They rank 43rd with 11.3 assists allowed per contest and 160th with 34.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulldogs are 279th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 15.3 per game this season.
The Tigers are 19th in the nation in offensive rating with 116.4, and their defensive rating of 97.3 is ranked 92nd. In terms of pace they are 28th in the country with 74.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 97th. As a team they are 52nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 98th in Division 1. Auburn is 281st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 54th in the nation.
Mississippi State is 110th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 46%, which is 29th in Division 1. The Bulldogs are 15th in the nation in defensive rating with 90.3, and their offensive rating of 106.3 is ranked 143rd. They are 163rd in D-1 in pace with 70.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 134th. As a unit they are 170th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 154th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Auburn/Mississippi State college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Mississippi State +2.5
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