Cincinnati at Mississippi State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/15/2018
Saturday, December 15, 2018
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The Cincinnati Bearcats travel to Humphrey Coliseum to play the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Saturday, December 15, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Mississippi State as 4 point favorites.
Cincinnati heads into this matchup with a mark of 9-1. They currently have a point differential of 16.9 as they are averaging 73.3 points per contest while giving up 56.4 per game. Mississippi State has an overall record of 8-1. They are averaging 78.2 points per game and surrendering 64.1, good for a point differential of 14.1.
Valuable Cincinnati Bearcats Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 6-4-0 against the spread
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 3-7-0 against the over/under
Important Mississippi State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 4-5-0 against the spread
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 4-5-0 against the over/under
Key Cincinnati Bearcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Mississippi State Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Jarron Cumberland comes into this contest averaging 15.3 points per game while playing 27.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 78%. Tre Scott averages 10.9 points per game in 30.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 6.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 54% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Quinndary Weatherspoon averages 16.8 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.0 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Lamar Peters averages 14.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.4 rebounds per contest and 5.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Cincinnati averages 73.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 212th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 16.9 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 88th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 169th in the nation. They average 35.2 rebounds per game and 14.6 assists per game, which ranks them 242nd and 132nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 328th with 10.9 per game. The Bearcats allow 56.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the country. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 28th and 96th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 28.5 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 9.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 13th place in Division 1. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 263rd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Mississippi State is 104th in the country with 78.2 points per game this year. They are 111th in Division 1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 14.1. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 118th in the nation. They are 123rd in the NCAA in rebounding with 37.8 boards per game, and 44th in assists per contest with 16.4. The Bulldogs are 254th in turnovers per game with 12.4. The Bulldogs surrender 64.1 points per contest, which ranks them 42nd in D-1. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 122nd and 121st in those defensive statistics. They rank 70th with 11.1 assists allowed per contest and 42nd with 31.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulldogs are 172nd in country in forcing turnovers with 13.9 per game.
The Bearcats are 47th in the nation in offensive rating with 113.1. In terms of pace they are 347th in the country with 64.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 168th. As a team they are 159th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shots, ranking 341st in Division 1. Cincinnati is 310th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions.
Mississippi State is 242nd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions. The Bulldogs have an offensive rating of 113.9, which is ranked 37th. They are 276th in D-1 in pace with 68.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 89th. As a unit they are 107th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 97th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Cincinnati/Mississippi State college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Mississippi State -4
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