Mississippi State at Arkansas NCAA Basketball Betting Tips 2/16/2019
Saturday, February 16, 2019
Bud Walton Arena
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The Mississippi State Bulldogs travel to Bud Walton Arena to play the Arkansas Razorbacks on Saturday, February 16, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Mississippi State as 1.5 point favorites.
Mississippi State heads into this matchup with a mark of 17-7. They currently have a point differential of 7.7 as they are averaging 78.6 points per contest while giving up 70.9 per game. Arkansas has an overall record of 14-10. They are averaging 77.3 points per game and surrendering 73.0, good for a point differential of 4.3.
Valuable Mississippi State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 11-12-1 against the spread
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 13-11-0 against the over/under
Important Arkansas Razorbacks Betting Trends
The Arkansas Razorbacks are 11-13-0 against the spread
The Arkansas Razorbacks are 8-15-1 against the over/under
Key Mississippi State Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Arkansas Razorbacks Injuries
11/09/18 G Khalil Garland Medical is out indefinitely
01/19/19 G Jordan Phillips Transferred has left team
Quinndary Weatherspoon comes into this contest averaging 18.0 points per game while playing 33.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 67% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 84%. Lamar Peters averages 12.8 points per game in 30.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.5 assists per contest and 1.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 66%.
Daniel Gafford averages 16.9 points per game while playing 28.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 8.6 rebounds per game and has 0.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 67% and his free throw percentage is at 59%. Isaiah Joe averages 14.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.6 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
Mississippi State averages 78.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 55th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 7.7 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 45th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 47th in the nation. They average 36.2 rebounds per game and 14.6 assists per game, which ranks them 142nd and 91st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 166th with 13.3 per game. The Bulldogs allow 70.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 166th in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 210th and 222nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.8 rebounds a game which ranks 35th and they give up 12.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 103rd place in Division 1. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 220th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Arkansas is 73rd in the country with 77.3 points per game this year. They are 162nd in Division 1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 4.3. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 226th in the nation. They are 205th in the NCAA in rebounding with 35.1 boards per game, and 25th in assists per contest with 16.1. The Razorbacks are 130th in turnovers per game with 13.6. The Razorbacks surrender 73.0 points per contest, which ranks them 221st in D-1. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 68th and 129th in those defensive statistics. They rank 163rd with 12.9 assists allowed per contest and 329th with 38.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Razorbacks are 333rd in country in forcing turnovers with 16.6 per game.
The Bulldogs are 30th in the nation in offensive rating with 112.4. In terms of pace they are 206th in the country with 69.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 49th. As a team they are 51st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 174th in Division 1. Mississippi State is 176th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions.
Arkansas is 203rd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions. The Razorbacks have an offensive rating of 104.6, which is ranked 161st. They are 45th in D-1 in pace with 73.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 173rd. As a unit they are 190th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 197th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Mississippi State/Arkansas college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Arkansas +1.5
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