Mississippi State at Tennessee NCAA Basketball Point Spread Picks 3/5/2019
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
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The Mississippi State Bulldogs travel to Thompson-Boling Arena to play the Tennessee Volunteers on Tuesday, March 5, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Tennessee as 8.5 point favorites.
Mississippi State comes into this game with an overall record of 21-8. They currently have a point differential of 7.8 as they are averaging 77.6 points per game while giving up 69.8 per contest. Tennessee has an overall record of 26-3. They are averaging 82.8 points per game and surrendering 67.5, good for a point differential of 15.3.
Valuable Mississippi State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 15-13-1 against the spread
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 14-15-0 against the over/under
Important Tennessee Volunteers Betting Trends
The Tennessee Volunteers are 14-13-1 against the spread
The Tennessee Volunteers are 15-13-0 against the over/under
Key Mississippi State Bulldogs Injuries
02/16/19 G Nick Weatherspoon Suspension is out indefinitely
Key Tennessee Volunteers Injuries
11/09/18 F Zach Kent Knee is out indefinitely
Lamar Peters averages 11.3 points per game in 29.9 minutes per contest. He averages 5.3 assists per contest and 1.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 64%. Quinndary Weatherspoon comes into this contest averaging 18.8 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 57% while his free throw percentage is at 82%.
Admiral Schofield averages 16.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.4 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 73%. Grant Williams averages 19.3 points per game while playing 32.2 minutes per contest. He grabs 7.6 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage is at 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulldogs allow 69.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 140th in Division 1. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 161st and 242nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.7 rebounds a game which ranks 37th, and they give up 12.3 assists per contest which puts them in 110th place in the NCAA. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 236th in the nation. Mississippi State averages 77.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 64th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 7.8 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 42nd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 49th in D-1. They average 35.7 rebounds per game and 14.1 assists per contest, which ranks them 169th and 117th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 155th with 13.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Volunteers surrender 67.5 points per contest, which ranks them 71st in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 118th in those defensive statistics. They rank 107th with 12.2 assists allowed per contest, and 137th with 34.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Volunteers are 191st in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.4 per game. Tennessee is 16th in the country with 82.8 points per game this year. They are 6th in the D-1 in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 15.3. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 114th in the nation. They are 65th in the country in rebounding with 37.7 boards per game and 4th in assists per contest with 18.7. The Volunteers are 321st in turnovers per game with 11.0.
The Bulldogs are 31st in the nation in offensive rating with 112.1. In terms of pace they are 217th in the country with 68.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 41st. As a team they are 38th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 168th in Division 1. Mississippi State is 164th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions.
Tennessee is 333rd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions. The Volunteers have an offensive rating of 116.9, which is ranked 6th. They are 149th in D-1 in pace with 69.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 21st. As a unit they are 12th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 326th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Mississippi State/Tennessee college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Tennessee -8.5
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