Mississippi State at Penn State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/27/2018
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Madison Square Garden
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The Mississippi State Bulldogs head to Madison Square Garden to take on the Penn State Nittany Lions on Tuesday, March 27, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Penn State as 2 point favorites.
Mississippi State comes into this game with an overall record of 25-11. They currently have a point differential of 6.2 as they are averaging 73.8 points per game while giving up 67.6 per contest. Penn State has an overall record of 24-13. They are averaging 74.5 points per game and surrendering 66.9, good for a point differential of 7.6.
Valuable Mississippi State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 16-14 against the spread this season
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 12-14 against the over/under this year
Important Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Trends
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 18-13 against the spread this season
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 13-14 against the over/under this year
Key Mississippi State Bulldogs Injuries
03/19/18 C Schnider Herard Transferred is out for season
Key Penn State Nittany Lions Injuries
03/23/18 G Nazeer Bostick Suspension is "?" Tuesday vs Mississippi St
03/01/18 F Mike Watkins Knee is out indefinitely
Quinndary Weatherspoon averages 14.7 points per contest while playing 31.4 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is 77%. Nick Weatherspoon averages 11 points per contest in 28.4 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.1 assists per game and 2.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% for the season while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Tony Carr scores 19.7 points per contest while playing 35.2 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 4.8 rebounds per contest and has 4.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 79%. Lamar Stevens averages 15.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 33 minutes per game. He also brings in 6 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 69%.
Useful Team Statistics
Mississippi State averages 73.8 points per contest this year, which is 174th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 6.2 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 68th. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 320th in Division 1. They average 36.1 boards per contest and 13.4 assists per game, which ranks them 128th and 183rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 161st with 13.1 per game. The Bulldogs allow 67.6 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 51st and 52nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.2 rebounds a game which ranks 140th, and they allow 11.9 assists per game which puts them in 70th place in college basketball. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 226th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Penn State is 156th in the country with 74.5 points per contest this season. They are 120th in the nation in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 7.6. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 43rd in Division 1. They are 164th in the country in rebounding with 35.6 boards per contest and 179th in assists per game with 13.5. The Nittany Lions are 254th in turnovers per contest with 12.0. The Nittany Lions give up 66.9 points per game, which ranks them 46th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 94th and 143rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 72nd with 11.9 dimes allowed per game and 81st with 33.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Nittany Lions are 218th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per contest this year.
The Bulldogs are 123rd in the nation in offensive rating with 106.8, and their defensive rating of 97.7 is ranked 43rd. In terms of pace they are 228th in the country with 68.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 106th. As a team they are 129th 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 137th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 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 49th in the nation.
Penn State is 256th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 58th in Division 1. The Nittany Lions are 40th in the nation in defensive rating with 97.4, and their offensive rating of 108.6 is ranked 99th. They are 243rd in D-1 in pace with 68.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 134th. As a unit they are 144th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 288th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Mississippi State/Penn State college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Mississippi State +2
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