Mississippi State at LSU College Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/3/2018
Saturday, March 3, 2018
Pete Maravich Assembly Center
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The Mississippi State Bulldogs head to Pete Maravich Assembly Center to take on the LSU Tigers on Saturday, March 3, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has LSU as 2.5 point favorites.
Mississippi State heads into this matchup with a mark of 21-9. They currently have a point differential of 7.1 as they are averaging 74.6 points per contest while giving up 67.4 per game. LSU has an overall mark of 16-13. They are averaging 77.6 points per contest and giving up 74.3, which is a point differential of 3.2.
Valuable Mississippi State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 12-13 against the spread this season
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 12-13 against the over/under this year
Important LSU Tigers Betting Trends
The LSU Tigers are 12-11 against the spread this season
The LSU Tigers are 14-12 against the over/under this year
Key Mississippi State Bulldogs Injuries
03/02/18 F Abdul Ado Hip is probable Saturday vs LSU
01/02/18 C Schnider Herard Transferred is out for season
Key LSU Tigers Injuries
03/02/18 G Daryl Edwards Hip is "?" Saturday vs Mississippi St
01/30/18 F Galen Alexander Dismissed is out for season
01/30/18 F Mayan Kiir Dismissed is out for season
Quinndary Weatherspoon averages 14.8 points per contest while playing 31.2 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is 76%. Nick Weatherspoon averages 11.1 points per contest in 28.4 minutes per game this year. He averages 2 assists per game and 2.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% for the season while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Tremont Waters scores 15.7 points per contest while playing 33.2 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 3.4 rebounds per contest and has 5.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 81%. Duop Reath averages 12.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 24.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.2 rebounds per game and has 0.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 62%.
Useful Team Statistics
Mississippi State averages 74.6 points per contest this year, which is 162nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 7.1 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 79th. From 3-point territory they shoot 31%, which is good for 335th in Division 1. They average 36.7 boards per contest and 13.5 assists per game, which ranks them 103rd and 186th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 172nd with 13.0 per game. The Bulldogs allow 67.4 points per contest, which is 52nd in the country. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 45th and 61st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.0 rebounds a game which ranks 136th, and they allow 11.5 assists per game which puts them in 48th place in college basketball. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 239th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
LSU is 78th in the country with 77.6 points per contest this season. They are 48th in the nation in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 3.2. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 185th in Division 1. They are 273rd in the country in rebounding with 33.7 boards per contest and 138th in assists per game with 14.2. The Tigers are 302nd in turnovers per contest with 11.6. The Tigers give up 74.3 points per game, which ranks them 230th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 254th and 176th in those defensive statistics. They rank 111th with 12.6 dimes allowed per game and 153rd with 34.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Tigers are 207th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per contest this year.
The Bulldogs are 128th in the nation in offensive rating with 107, and their defensive rating of 96.8 is ranked 36th. In terms of pace they are 212th in the country with 69.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 120th. As a team they are 149th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 158th in Division 1. Mississippi State is 161st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 48th in the nation.
LSU is 297th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 268th in Division 1. The Tigers are 274th in the nation in defensive rating with 106.8, and their offensive rating of 111.5 is ranked 47th. They are 205th in D-1 in pace with 69.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 61st. As a unit they are 56th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 121st in the country.
Who will win tonight's Mississippi State/LSU college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Mississippi State +2.5
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