Long Beach State at Mississippi State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/16/2018
Friday, November 16, 2018
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The Long Beach State 49ers travel to Humphrey Coliseum to play the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Friday, November 16, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Mississippi State as 21 point favorites.
Long Beach State comes into this game with an overall record of 1-2. They currently have a point differential of -7.3 as they are averaging 72.0 points per game while giving up 79.3 per contest. Mississippi State has an overall mark of 2-0. They are averaging 86.0 points per contest and giving up 63.0, which is a point differential of 23.0.
Valuable Long Beach State 49ers Betting Trends
The Long Beach State 49ers are 1-1-0 against the spread
The Long Beach State 49ers are 1-1-0 against the over/under
Important Mississippi State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 1-1-0 against the spread
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 1-1-0 against the over/under
Key Long Beach State 49ers Injuries
11/09/18 C Milos Apic Heart is out indefinitely
Key Mississippi State Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
K.J. Byers averages 7.3 points per game in 19.3 minutes per contest. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 6.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%. Deishuan Booker comes into this contest averaging 19.3 points per game while playing 25.3 minutes per night. He pulls down 2.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 60% while his free throw percentage is at 93%.
Nick Weatherspoon averages 14.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 1.1 rebounds per contest and 3.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 61% and his free throw percentage is 80%. Quinndary Weatherspoon averages 21.5 points per game while playing 29.5 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 60% and his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
The 49ers allow 79.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 290th in Division 1. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 234th and 116th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.7 rebounds a game which ranks 334th, and they give up 13.3 assists per contest which puts them in 202nd place in the NCAA. They force 18.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 301st in the nation. Long Beach State averages 72.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 255th in the country. Their average scoring margin is -7.3 and their shooting percentage is 37% as a team, which has them ranked 325th. Behind the arc they shoot 29% which is good for 282nd in D-1. They average 39.0 rebounds per game and 14.7 assists per contest, which ranks them 149th and 155th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 28th with 18.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulldogs surrender 63.0 points per contest, which ranks them 70th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 27% average from 3-point range, ranking them 179th and 68th in those defensive statistics. They rank 44th with 9.0 assists allowed per contest, and 72nd with 31.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulldogs are 323rd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 19.5 per game. Mississippi State is 82nd in the country with 86.0 points per game this year. They are 42nd in the D-1 in shooting at 52%, while their average scoring margin is 23.0. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 216th in the nation. They are 242nd in the country in rebounding with 35.5 boards per game and 150th in assists per contest with 15.0. The Bulldogs are 263rd in turnovers per game with 12.0.
The 49ers have an offensive rating of 87.4, which is ranked 323rd. They are 17th in college basketball in pace with 82.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 43% is 323rd. As a unit they are 312th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 48% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 90th in D-1. Long Beach State is 57th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.4 times per 100 possessions.
Mississippi State is 248th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions. The Bulldogs have an offensive rating of 121.1, which is ranked 43rd. They are 234th in D-1 in pace with 71.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 58% is 64th. As a unit they are 65th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 189th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Long Beach State/Mississippi State college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Mississippi State -21
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