Mississippi State at Baylor College Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/18/2018
Sunday, March 18, 2018
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The Mississippi State Bulldogs travel to Ferrell Center to play the Baylor Bears on Sunday, March 18, 2018. The opening line for this game has Baylor as 6 point favorites.
Mississippi State comes into this game with an overall record of 23-11. They currently have a point differential of 5.9 as they are averaging 73.5 points per game while giving up 67.6 per contest. Baylor has an overall mark of 19-14. They are averaging 75.6 points per contest and giving up 69.4, which is a point differential of 6.2.
Valuable Mississippi State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 14-14 against the spread this season
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 12-14 against the over/under this year
Important Baylor Bears Betting Trends
The Baylor Bears are 15-11 against the spread this season
The Baylor Bears are 9-14 against the over/under this year
Key Mississippi State Bulldogs Injuries
03/16/18 G Nick Weatherspoon Hip is doubtful Sunday vs Baylor
01/02/18 C Schnider Herard Transferred is out for season
Key Baylor Bears Injuries
03/16/18 G Jake Lindsey Hip is questionable Sunday vs Mississippi St
03/16/18 F Tristan Clark Foot is questionable Sunday vs Mississippi St
Quinndary Weatherspoon averages 14.6 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is at 76%. Aric Holman averages 10.7 points per game in 22.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.7 assists per contest and 6.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 57% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Manu Lecomte averages 16.3 points per game while playing 34 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.2 rebounds per game and has 3.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 88%. Jo Acuil averages 13.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.7 rebounds per contest and 0.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
Mississippi State averages 73.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 178th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 5.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 84th. Behind the arc they shoot 31%, which is good for 332nd in the country. They average 36.4 rebounds per game and 13.1 assists per game, which ranks them 117th and 209th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 149th with 13.2 per game. The Bulldogs allow 67.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 54th in Division 1. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 50th and 69th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.3 rebounds a game which ranks 145th and they give up 11.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 56th place in college basketball. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 224th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Baylor is 122nd in the country with 75.6 points per game this year. They are 65th in D-1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 6.2. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 119th in college basketball. They are 58th in the nation in rebounding with 38.1 boards per game, and 85th in assists per contest with 15.0. The Bears are 99th in turnovers per game with 13.7. The Bears surrender 69.4 points per contest, which ranks them 101st in the country. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 36th and 74th in those defensive statistics. They rank 256th with 14.3 assists allowed per contest and 53rd with 32.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bears are 73rd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 11.8 per game this season.
The Bulldogs are 135th in the nation in offensive rating with 106.1, and their defensive rating of 97.6 is ranked 41st. In terms of pace they are 220th in the country with 68.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 123rd. As a team they are 150th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 161st in Division 1. Mississippi State is 128th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 50th in the nation.
Baylor is 108th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 40th in Division 1. The Bears are 94th in the nation in defensive rating with 100, and their offensive rating of 108.9 is ranked 89th. They are 229th in D-1 in pace with 68.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 120th. As a unit they are 116th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 316th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Mississippi State/Baylor college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Baylor -6
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