Alabama at Mississippi State College Basketball Picks and Tips 2/12/2019
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
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The Alabama Crimson Tide travel to Humphrey Coliseum to play the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Mississippi State as 6 point favorites.
Alabama comes into this game with an overall record of 15-8. They currently have a point differential of 3.7 as they are averaging 75.9 points per game while giving up 72.2 per contest. Mississippi State has an overall record of 16-7. They are averaging 78.5 points per game and surrendering 71.3, good for a point differential of 7.2.
Valuable Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Trends
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 11-11-1 against the spread
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 14-8-1 against the over/under
Important Mississippi State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 10-12-1 against the spread
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 13-10-0 against the over/under
Key Alabama Crimson Tide Injuries
11/29/18 F Javian Davis-Fleming Knee is out indefinitely
02/11/19 F Alex Reese Illness is questionable Tuesday vs Mississippi St
02/11/19 F Galin Smith Concussion is questionable Tuesday vs Mississippi St
Key Mississippi State Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
John Petty averages 11.7 points per game in 28.3 minutes per contest. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 4.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%. Kira Lewis Jr. comes into this contest averaging 14.3 points per game while playing 30.9 minutes per night. He pulls down 2.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is at 82%.
Lamar Peters averages 12.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 29.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 1.8 rebounds per contest and 5.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 62%. Quinndary Weatherspoon averages 17.9 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.5 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Crimson Tide allow 72.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 204th in Division 1. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 215th and 156th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.4 rebounds a game which ranks 107th, and they give up 11.2 assists per contest which puts them in 46th place in the NCAA. They force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 79th in the nation. Alabama averages 75.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 104th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 3.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 140th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 153rd in D-1. They average 38.7 rebounds per game and 12.6 assists per contest, which ranks them 41st and 244th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 152nd with 13.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulldogs surrender 71.3 points per contest, which ranks them 181st in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 214th and 237th in those defensive statistics. They rank 100th with 12.1 assists allowed per contest, and 42nd with 32.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulldogs are 197th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.7 per game. Mississippi State is 61st in the country with 78.5 points per game this year. They are 51st in the D-1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 7.2. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 54th in the nation. They are 139th in the country in rebounding with 36.2 boards per game and 86th in assists per contest with 14.7. The Bulldogs are 156th in turnovers per game with 13.3.
The Crimson Tide are 105th in the nation in offensive rating with 107.2. In terms of pace they are 121st in the country with 70.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 155th. As a team they are 137th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 245th in Division 1. Alabama is 178th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions.
Mississippi State is 177th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions. The Bulldogs have an offensive rating of 112, which is ranked 36th. They are 206th in D-1 in pace with 69.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 53rd. As a unit they are 59th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 165th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Alabama/Mississippi State college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Mississippi State -6
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