Mississippi State at Alabama NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/29/2019
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
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The Mississippi State Bulldogs travel to Coleman Coliseum to play the Alabama Crimson Tide on Tuesday, January 29, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Alabama as 1 point favorites.
Mississippi State comes into this game with an overall record of 15-4. They currently have a point differential of 9.1 as they are averaging 78.4 points per game while giving up 69.4 per contest. Alabama has an overall record of 12-7. They are averaging 75.5 points per game and surrendering 71.4, good for a point differential of 4.1.
Valuable Mississippi State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 9-10-0 against the spread
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 10-9-0 against the over/under
Important Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Trends
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 8-10-1 against the spread
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 12-6-1 against the over/under
Key Mississippi State Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Alabama Crimson Tide Injuries
11/29/18 F Javian Davis-Fleming Knee is out indefinitely
Quinndary Weatherspoon comes into this contest averaging 17.3 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 86%. Lamar Peters averages 13.0 points per game in 29.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.9 assists per contest and 1.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 66%.
Kira Lewis Jr. averages 13.9 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.2 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 85%. John Petty averages 11.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.3 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 69%.
Useful Team Statistics
Mississippi State averages 78.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 60th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 9.1 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 56th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 47th in the nation. They average 36.3 rebounds per game and 15.3 assists per game, which ranks them 141st and 63rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 185th with 13.2 per game. The Bulldogs allow 69.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 123rd in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 139th and 250th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.5 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 12.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 87th place in Division 1. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 198th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Alabama is 127th in the country with 75.5 points per game this year. They are 172nd in Division 1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 4.1. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 172nd in the nation. They are 40th in the NCAA in rebounding with 39.1 boards per game, and 237th in assists per contest with 12.7. The Crimson Tide are 186th in turnovers per game with 13.2. The Crimson Tide surrender 71.4 points per contest, which ranks them 177th in D-1. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 216th and 183rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 41st with 10.9 assists allowed per contest and 79th with 32.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Crimson Tide are 72nd in country in forcing turnovers with 12.2 per game.
The Bulldogs are 29th in the nation in offensive rating with 112.7. In terms of pace they are 229th in the country with 69.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 45th. As a team they are 44th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 125th in Division 1. Mississippi State is 180th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions.
Alabama is 209th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions. The Crimson Tide have an offensive rating of 107.3, which is ranked 108th. They are 162nd in D-1 in pace with 70.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 194th. As a unit they are 179th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 234th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Mississippi State/Alabama college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Alabama -1
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