Mississippi State at Texas A&M College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/20/2018
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
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The Mississippi State Bulldogs travel to Reed Arena to play the Texas A&M Aggies on Tuesday, February 20, 2018. The opening line for this game has Texas A&M as 6 point favorites.
Mississippi State comes into this game with an overall record of 19-8. They currently have a point differential of 8.1 as they are averaging 74.7 points per game while giving up 66.6 per contest. Texas A&M has an overall mark of 17-10. They are averaging 75.2 points per contest and giving up 69.0, which is a point differential of 6.2.
Valuable Mississippi State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 11-11 against the spread this season
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 10-12 against the over/under this year
Important Texas A&M Aggies Betting Trends
The Texas A&M Aggies are 11-13 against the spread this season
The Texas A&M Aggies are 11-12 against the over/under this year
Key Mississippi State Bulldogs Injuries
02/19/18 F Aric Holman Leg is "?" Tuesday vs Texas A&M
01/02/18 C Schnider Herard Transferred is out for season
Key Texas A&M Aggies Injuries
02/12/18 G Duane Wilson Knee is out for season
02/11/18 G JJ Caldwell Dismissed is out for season
Quinndary Weatherspoon averages 14.7 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 57% while his free throw percentage is at 74%. Nick Weatherspoon averages 11.4 points per game in 28.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 2.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 70%.
Tyler Davis averages 14 points per game while playing 28.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 8.7 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage is at 65%. Admon Gilder averages 12.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.3 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
Mississippi State averages 74.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 155th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 8.1 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 57th. Behind the arc they shoot 31%, which is good for 336th in the country. They average 37.2 rebounds per game and 13.6 assists per game, which ranks them 93rd and 183rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 169th with 13.1 per game. The Bulldogs allow 66.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 42nd in Division 1. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 27th and 73rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.9 rebounds a game which ranks 130th and they give up 11.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 48th place in college basketball. They force 14.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 233rd in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Texas A&M is 136th in the country with 75.2 points per game this year. They are 121st in D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 6.2. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 288th in college basketball. They are 3rd in the nation in rebounding with 41.6 boards per game, and 38th in assists per contest with 16.3. The Aggies are 96th in turnovers per game with 13.9. The Aggies surrender 69.0 points per contest, which ranks them 91st in the country. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 16th and 41st in those defensive statistics. They rank 252nd with 14.3 assists allowed per contest and 182nd with 34.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Aggies are 35th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 11.2 per game this season.
The Bulldogs are 118th in the nation in offensive rating with 107.6, and their defensive rating of 95.8 is ranked 25th. In terms of pace they are 209th in the country with 69.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 99th. As a team they are 137th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 157th in Division 1. Mississippi State is 169th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 35th in the nation.
Texas A&M is 135th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 18th in the nation. The Aggies are 139th in the country in offensive rating with 106.4, and their defensive rating of 97.6 is ranked 60th. In terms of pace they are 129th in Division 1 with 70.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 175th. As a team they are 209th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 271st in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Mississippi State/Texas A&M college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Texas A&M -6
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