Tennessee at Mississippi State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/27/2018
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
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The Tennessee Volunteers travel to Humphrey Coliseum to play the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Tuesday, February 27, 2018. The opening line for this game has Mississippi State as 1 point favorites.
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Tennessee heads into this matchup with a mark of 21-7. They currently have a point differential of 7.7 as they are averaging 74.6 points per contest while giving up 66.9 per game. Mississippi State has an overall mark of 21-8. They are averaging 75.3 points per contest and giving up 67.1, which is a point differential of 8.1.
Valuable Tennessee Volunteers Betting Trends
The Tennessee Volunteers are 16-10 against the spread this season
The Tennessee Volunteers are 11-15 against the over/under this year
Important Mississippi State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 12-12 against the spread this season
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 12-12 against the over/under this year
Key Tennessee Volunteers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Mississippi State Bulldogs Injuries
01/02/18 C Schnider Herard Transferred is out for season
Grant Williams averages 15.6 points per game while playing 28.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is at 75%. Admiral Schofield averages 12.8 points per game in 27.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 6.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Quinndary Weatherspoon averages 14.7 points per game while playing 31.1 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 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 3 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
Tennessee averages 74.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 162nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 7.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 214th. Behind the arc they shoot 38%, which is good for 52nd in the country. They average 36.4 rebounds per game and 16.1 assists per game, which ranks them 118th and 39th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 219th with 12.5 per game. The Volunteers allow 66.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 49th in Division 1. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 34th and 27th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.1 rebounds a game which ranks 198th and they give up 11.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 45th place in college basketball. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 270th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Mississippi State is 142nd in the country with 75.3 points per game this year. They are 67th in D-1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 8.1. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 333rd in college basketball. They are 90th in the nation in rebounding with 37.2 boards per game, and 170th in assists per contest with 13.8. The Bulldogs are 172nd in turnovers per game with 13.0. The Bulldogs surrender 67.1 points per contest, which ranks them 52nd in the country. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 37th and 50th in those defensive statistics. They rank 40th with 11.4 assists allowed per contest and 137th with 34.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulldogs are 247th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.0 per game this season.
The Volunteers are 53rd in the country in defensive rating with 97.3, and their offensive rating of 108.5 is ranked 100th. They are 251st in college basketball in pace with 68.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 199th. As a unit they are 156th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 226th in D-1. Tennessee is 221st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 24th in the country.
Mississippi State is 172nd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 39th in Division 1. The Bulldogs are 30th in the nation in defensive rating with 96.1, and their offensive rating of 107.7 is ranked 117th. They are 204th in D-1 in pace with 69.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 108th. As a unit they are 137th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 158th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Tennessee/Mississippi State college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Mississippi State -1
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