BYU at Mississippi State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/29/2018
Saturday, December 29, 2018
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The BYU Cougars head to Humphrey Coliseum to take on the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Saturday, December 29, 2018. The opening line for this game has Mississippi State as 10 point favorites.
BYU heads into this matchup with a mark of 8-6. They currently have a point differential of 7.7 as they are averaging 84.8 points per contest while giving up 77.1 per game. Mississippi State has an overall record of 11-1. They are averaging 78.3 points per game and surrendering 65.5, good for a point differential of 12.8.
Valuable BYU Cougars Betting Trends
The BYU Cougars are 6-8-0 against the spread this season
The BYU Cougars are 8-6-0 against the over/under this year
Important Mississippi State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 6-6-0 against the spread this season
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 5-7-0 against the over/under this year
Key BYU Cougars Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Mississippi State Bulldogs Injuries
12/26/18 F Abdul Ado Chest is questionable Saturday vs BYU
Yoeli Childs comes into this game averaging 22.1 points per contest while playing 33.0 minutes per night this year. He grabs 10.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 73%. TJ Haws averages 17.5 points per contest in 33.9 minutes per game. He averages 5.1 assists per game and 4.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% for the season while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Quinndary Weatherspoon scores 16.4 points per contest while playing 32.2 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.3 rebounds per contest and has 2.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Lamar Peters averages 14.3 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 28.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.1 rebounds per game and has 6.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
Useful Team Statistics
BYU averages 84.8 points per contest, which is 15th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 7.7 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 53rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 31%, which is good for 295th in the nation. They average 38.7 boards per contest and 16.9 assists per game, which ranks them 70th and 33rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 331st with 10.9 per game. The Cougars allow 77.1 points per contest, which is 287th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 89th and 250th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 38.6 rebounds a game which ranks 307th, and they allow 14.3 assists per game which puts them in 251st place in the country. They force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 79th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Mississippi State is 93rd in the nation with 78.3 points per contest this season. They are 73rd in the country in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 12.8. They shoot 39% from beyond the arc, which is good for 41st in the NCAA. They are 176th in D-1 in rebounding with 36.4 boards per contest and 68th in assists per game with 15.7. The Bulldogs are 263rd in turnovers per contest with 12.4. The Bulldogs give up 65.5 points per game, which ranks them 57th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 152nd and 223rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 54th with 11.2 dimes allowed per game and 16th with 29.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Bulldogs are 155th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.7 per contest this year.
The Cougars are 61st in the nation in offensive rating with 111.6. In terms of pace they are 44th in the country with 74.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 109th. As a team they are 91st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 225th in Division 1. BYU is 344th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions.
Mississippi State is 223rd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions. The Bulldogs have an offensive rating of 115.8, which is ranked 20th. They are 305th in D-1 in pace with 67.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 36th. As a unit they are 40th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 76th in the country.
Who will win tonight's BYU/Mississippi State college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take BYU +10
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