South Carolina at Mississippi State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/24/2018
Saturday, February 24, 2018
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The South Carolina Gamecocks travel to Humphrey Coliseum to play the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Saturday, February 24, 2018. The opening line for this game has Mississippi State as 7.5 point favorites.
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South Carolina heads into this matchup with a mark of 15-13. They currently have a point differential of 1.6 as they are averaging 69.4 points per contest while giving up 67.8 per game. Mississippi State has an overall mark of 20-8. They are averaging 75.4 points per contest and giving up 67.1, which is a point differential of 8.3.
Valuable South Carolina Gamecocks Betting Trends
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 12-14 against the spread this season
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 11-14 against the over/under this year
Important Mississippi State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 12-11 against the spread this season
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 11-12 against the over/under this year
Key South Carolina Gamecocks Injuries
02/19/18 G Kory Holden Left Team is out for season
Key Mississippi State Bulldogs Injuries
01/02/18 C Schnider Herard Transferred is out for season
Chris Silva averages 14.2 points per game while playing 25 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is at 76%. Frank Booker averages 11.9 points per game in 26 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 3.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Quinndary Weatherspoon averages 14.8 points per game while playing 30.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6 rebounds per game and has 3.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 75%. Nick Weatherspoon averages 11.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 3 rebounds per contest and 2.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 70%.
Useful Team Statistics
South Carolina averages 69.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 280th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 1.6 and their shooting percentage is 39% as a team, which has them ranked 346th. Behind the arc they shoot 32%, which is good for 303rd in the country. They average 36.8 rebounds per game and 12.7 assists per game, which ranks them 103rd and 246th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 163rd with 13.2 per game. The Gamecocks allow 67.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 63rd in Division 1. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 111th and 100th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.5 rebounds a game which ranks 109th and they give up 11.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 27th place in college basketball. They force 15.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 301st in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Mississippi State is 140th in the country with 75.4 points per game this year. They are 58th in D-1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 8.3. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 332nd in college basketball. They are 87th in the nation in rebounding with 37.4 boards per game, and 170th in assists per contest with 13.8. The Bulldogs are 177th in turnovers per game with 13.0. The Bulldogs surrender 67.1 points per contest, which ranks them 55th in the country. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 35th and 59th in those defensive statistics. They rank 46th with 11.5 assists allowed per contest and 122nd with 33.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulldogs are 225th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.8 per game this season.
The Gamecocks are 286th in the nation in offensive rating with 99.8, and their defensive rating of 97.5 is ranked 55th. In terms of pace they are 193rd in the country with 69.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 45% is 339th. As a team they are 332nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 167th in Division 1. South Carolina is 188th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 98th in the nation.
Mississippi State is 179th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 41st in Division 1. The Bulldogs are 32nd in the nation in defensive rating with 96.3, and their offensive rating of 108.2 is ranked 104th. They are 199th in D-1 in pace with 69.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 105th. As a unit they are 138th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 157th in the country.
Who will win tonight's South Carolina/Mississippi State college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Mississippi State -7.5
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