Nebraska at Mississippi State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/14/2018
Wednesday, March 13, 2018
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The Nebraska Cornhuskers travel to Humphrey Coliseum to play the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Wednesday, March 13, 2018. The opening line for this game has Mississippi State as 3 point favorites.
Nebraska comes into this game with an overall record of 22-9. They currently have a point differential of 4.0 as they are averaging 72.7 points per game while giving up 68.7 per contest. Mississippi State has an overall mark of 21-10. They are averaging 73.7 points per contest and giving up 67.9, which is a point differential of 5.8.
Valuable Nebraska Cornhuskers Betting Trends
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 22-8 against the spread this season
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 10-19 against the over/under this year
Important Mississippi State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 13-14 against the spread this season
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 12-14 against the over/under this year
Key Nebraska Cornhuskers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Mississippi State Bulldogs Injuries
03/11/18 G Nick Weatherspoon Neck left last game, is "?" Wednesday vs Nebraska
01/02/18 C Schnider Herard Transferred is out for season
James Palmer averages 17.3 points per game while playing 30.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is at 74%. Isaac Copeland averages 12.8 points per game in 30.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 6.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 70%.
Quinndary Weatherspoon averages 14.8 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.8 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 76%. Nick Weatherspoon averages 11.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.9 rebounds per contest and 2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
Nebraska averages 72.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 209th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 4.0 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 254th. Behind the arc they shoot 35%, which is good for 186th in the country. They average 36.3 rebounds per game and 13.6 assists per game, which ranks them 120th and 172nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 320th with 11.2 per game. The Cornhuskers allow 68.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 79th in Division 1. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 78th and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.8 rebounds a game which ranks 305th and they give up 12.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 92nd place in college basketball. They force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 120th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Mississippi State is 173rd in the country with 73.7 points per game this year. They are 80th in D-1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 5.8. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 332nd in college basketball. They are 134th in the nation in rebounding with 36.1 boards per game, and 215th in assists per contest with 13.0. The Bulldogs are 149th in turnovers per game with 13.2. The Bulldogs surrender 67.9 points per contest, which ranks them 60th in the country. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 53rd and 77th in those defensive statistics. They rank 61st with 11.7 assists allowed per contest and 152nd with 34.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulldogs are 244th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.8 per game this season.
The Cornhuskers are 100th in the country in defensive rating with 100.2, and their offensive rating of 106.1 is ranked 137th. They are 241st in college basketball in pace with 68.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 262nd. As a unit they are 229th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 236th in D-1. Nebraska is 313th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 29th in the country.
Mississippi State is 130th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 56th in Division 1. The Bulldogs are 45th in the nation in defensive rating with 97.7, and their offensive rating of 106.2 is ranked 135th. They are 214th in D-1 in pace with 68.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 121st. As a unit they are 148th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 159th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Nebraska/Mississippi State college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Mississippi State -3
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