Mississippi State at Kentucky College Basketball Parlay 1/23/2018
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
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The Mississippi State Bulldogs head to Rupp Arena to take on the Kentucky Wildcats on Tuesday, January 23, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Kentucky as 8 point favorites.
Mississippi State comes into this game with an overall record of 14-5. They currently have a point differential of 9.7 as they are averaging 74.5 points per game while giving up 64.7 per contest. Kentucky has an overall record of 14-5. They are averaging 77.0 points per game and surrendering 69.8, good for a point differential of 7.2.
Valuable Mississippi State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 4-10 against the spread this season
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 4-10 against the over/under this year
Important Kentucky Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kentucky Wildcats are 7-11 against the spread this season
The Kentucky Wildcats are 9-10 against the over/under this year
Key Mississippi State Bulldogs Injuries
01/22/18 G Xavian Stapleton Suspension Served is probable Tuesday vs Kentucky
01/02/18 C Schnider Herard Transferred is out for season
Key Kentucky Wildcats Injuries
11/06/17 G Jemarl Baker Knee is out indefinitely
01/22/18 F Tai Wynyard Back is "?" Tuesday vs Mississippi St
Aric Holman averages 12.1 points per contest in 22.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 0.7 assists per game and 7.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 62% for the season while his free throw percentage is 69%. Quinndary Weatherspoon averages 14.5 points per contest while playing 29.9 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Hamidou Diallo averages 13 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 28.6 minutes per game. He also hauls in 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes 1.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 62%. Kevin Knox scores 14.3 points per contest while playing 32.2 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 5.6 rebounds per contest and has 1.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulldogs allow 64.7 points per contest which is 26th in Division 1. They also surrender a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 57th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.8 rebounds a game which ranks 175th, and they allow 11.5 assists per game which puts them in 48th place in the country. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 244th in the nation. Mississippi State averages 74.5 points per contest this year, which is 168th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 9.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 111th. From 3-point territory they shoot 30%, which is good for 334th in college basketball. They average 39.6 boards per contest and 13.6 assists per game, which ranks them 35th and 195th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 145th with 13.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wildcats give up 69.8 points per game, which ranks them 122nd in the country. Their defense surrenders a 40% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 37th and 4th in those defensive statistics. They rank 186th with 13.5 dimes allowed per game and 123rd with 33.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Wildcats are 89th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.5 per contest this year. Kentucky is 104th in Division 1 with 77.0 points per contest this season. They are 41st in the country in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 7.2. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 216th in D-1. They are 52nd in college basketball in rebounding with 38.8 boards per contest and 150th in assists per game with 14.2. The Wildcats are 103rd in turnovers per contest with 14.2.
The Bulldogs are 144th in the nation in offensive rating with 105.8, and their defensive rating of 92 is ranked 15th. In terms of pace they are 181st in the country with 70.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 146th. As a team they are 187th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 158th in Division 1. Mississippi State is 154th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 21st in the nation.
Kentucky is 127th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 46%, which is 30th in Division 1. The Wildcats are 93rd in the nation in defensive rating with 97.9, and their offensive rating of 108 is ranked 101st. They are 120th in D-1 in pace with 71.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 125th. As a unit they are 118th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 25% of their shot attempts, ranking 347th in the country.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Mississippi State +8 and over 150 total points
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