Mississippi State at Tennessee College Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/9/2018
Friday, March 9, 2018
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The Mississippi State Bulldogs travel to Scottrade Center to play the Tennessee Volunteers on Friday, March 9, 2018. The opening line for this game has Tennessee as 4 point favorites.
Mississippi State comes into this game with an overall record of 21-10. They currently have a point differential of 6.2 as they are averaging 74.0 points per game while giving up 67.8 per contest. Tennessee has an overall record of 23-7. They are averaging 74.4 points per game and surrendering 66.3, good for a point differential of 8.1.
Valuable Mississippi State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 12-14 against the spread this season
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 12-14 against the over/under this year
Important Tennessee Volunteers Betting Trends
The Tennessee Volunteers are 17-11 against the spread this season
The Tennessee Volunteers are 11-17 against the over/under this year
Key Mississippi State Bulldogs Injuries
01/02/18 C Schnider Herard Transferred is out for season
Key Tennessee Volunteers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Quinndary Weatherspoon averages 14.7 points per game while playing 31.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is at 75%. Nick Weatherspoon averages 11.1 points per game in 28.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 2.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Grant Williams averages 15.6 points per game while playing 28.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.8 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 76%. Admiral Schofield averages 13.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.1 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
Mississippi State averages 74.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 172nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 6.2 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 83rd. Behind the arc they shoot 31%, which is good for 336th in the country. They average 36.5 rebounds per game and 13.3 assists per game, which ranks them 116th and 201st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 171st with 13.0 per game. The Bulldogs allow 67.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 59th in Division 1. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 58th and 86th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.0 rebounds a game which ranks 133rd and they give up 11.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 58th place in college basketball. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 240th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Tennessee is 162nd in the country with 74.4 points per game this year. They are 211th in D-1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 8.1. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 49th in college basketball. They are 137th in the nation in rebounding with 36.0 boards per game, and 37th in assists per contest with 16.0. The Volunteers are 246th in turnovers per game with 12.2. The Volunteers surrender 66.3 points per contest, which ranks them 36th in the country. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 31st and 25th in those defensive statistics. They rank 41st with 11.3 assists allowed per contest and 177th with 34.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Volunteers are 267th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.2 per game this season.
The Bulldogs are 134th in the nation in offensive rating with 106.4, and their defensive rating of 97.4 is ranked 42nd. In terms of pace they are 211th in the country with 69 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 126th. As a team they are 154th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 156th 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 17.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 59th in the nation.
Tennessee is 243rd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 21st in the nation. The Volunteers are 94th in the country in offensive rating with 108.9, and their defensive rating of 97.1 is ranked 37th. In terms of pace they are 263rd in Division 1 with 67.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 192nd. As a team they are 143rd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 230th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Mississippi State/Tennessee college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Tennessee -4
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