Florida at Mississippi State NCAA Basketball Picks 1/15/2019
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
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The Florida Gators travel to Humphrey Coliseum to play the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Tuesday, January 15, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Mississippi State as 2.5 point favorites.
Florida heads into this matchup with a mark of 9-6. They currently have a point differential of 8.5 as they are averaging 69.7 points per contest while giving up 61.2 per game. Mississippi State has an overall mark of 12-3. They are averaging 80.1 points per contest and giving up 69.0, which is a point differential of 11.1.
Valuable Florida Gators Betting Trends
The Florida Gators are 7-8-0 against the spread
The Florida Gators are 5-10-0 against the over/under
Important Mississippi State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 7-8-0 against the spread
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 8-7-0 against the over/under
Key Florida Gators Injuries
11/06/18 C Gorjok Gak Knee is out indefinitely
01/04/19 F Chase Johnson Transferred has left team
Key Mississippi State Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Noah Locke averages 10.4 points per game in 21.5 minutes per contest. He averages 0.5 assists per contest and 2.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%. KeVaughn Allen comes into this contest averaging 11.3 points per game while playing 28.1 minutes per night. He pulls down 2.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Lamar Peters averages 13.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 29.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.0 rebounds per contest and 6.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 64%. Quinndary Weatherspoon averages 17.1 points per game while playing 32.8 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.7 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Gators allow 61.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in Division 1. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 38th and 43rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.4 rebounds a game which ranks 150th, and they give up 10.6 assists per contest which puts them in 32nd place in the NCAA. They force 16.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 311th in the nation. Florida averages 69.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 278th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 8.5 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 266th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 170th in D-1. They average 35.5 rebounds per game and 13.0 assists per contest, which ranks them 203rd and 228th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 293rd with 11.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulldogs surrender 69.0 points per contest, which ranks them 120th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 140th and 211th in those defensive statistics. They rank 90th with 11.9 assists allowed per contest, and 27th with 31.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulldogs are 171st in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.7 per game. Mississippi State is 48th in the country with 80.1 points per game this year. They are 45th in the D-1 in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 11.1. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 43rd in the nation. They are 117th in the country in rebounding with 37.0 boards per game and 63rd in assists per contest with 15.6. The Bulldogs are 184th in turnovers per game with 13.3.
The Gators have an offensive rating of 103.5, which is ranked 191st. They are 309th in college basketball in pace with 67.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 223rd. As a unit they are 242nd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shot attempts, ranking 53rd in D-1. Florida is 263rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions.
Mississippi State is 192nd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions. The Bulldogs have an offensive rating of 114.4, which is ranked 23rd. They are 233rd in D-1 in pace with 69.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 35th. As a unit they are 38th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 117th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Florida/Mississippi State college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Mississippi State -2.5
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