Mississippi State at Vanderbilt College Basketball Betting Tips 1/19/2019
Saturday, January 19, 2019
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The Mississippi State Bulldogs head to Memorial Gymnasium to take on the Vanderbilt Commodores on Saturday, January 19, 2019. The opening line for this game has Mississippi State as 3.5 point favorites.
Mississippi State comes into this game with an overall record of 13-3. They currently have a point differential of 10.6 as they are averaging 79.5 points per game while giving up 68.9 per contest. Vanderbilt has an overall mark of 9-7. They are averaging 77.9 points per contest and giving up 71.0, which is a point differential of 6.9.
Valuable Mississippi State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 7-9-0 against the spread this season
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 9-7-0 against the over/under this year
Important Vanderbilt Commodores Betting Trends
The Vanderbilt Commodores are 6-10-0 against the spread this season
The Vanderbilt Commodores are 6-8-2 against the over/under this year
Key Mississippi State Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Vanderbilt Commodores Injuries
11/23/18 G Darius Garland Ankle is out for season
01/18/19 F Matt Ryan Ankle injured last game, is questionable Saturday vs Mississippi St
Quinndary Weatherspoon comes into this game averaging 16.6 points per contest while playing 32.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 84%. Lamar Peters averages 13.7 points per contest in 29.6 minutes per game. He averages 6.1 assists per game and 1.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 66%.
Saben Lee scores 12.3 points per contest while playing 28.9 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.2 rebounds per contest and has 3.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 70%. Simisola Shittu averages 14.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 28.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 7.8 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 66%.
Useful Team Statistics
Mississippi State averages 79.5 points per contest, which is 54th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 10.6 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 39th. From 3-point territory they shoot 39%, which is good for 24th in the nation. They average 36.6 boards per contest and 15.8 assists per game, which ranks them 132nd and 53rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 173rd with 13.4 per game. The Bulldogs allow 68.9 points per contest, which is 116th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 143rd and 199th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 31.0 rebounds a game which ranks 27th, and they allow 12.3 assists per game which puts them in 116th place in the country. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 169th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Vanderbilt is 85th in the nation with 77.9 points per contest this season. They are 169th in the country in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 6.9. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 223rd in the NCAA. They are 73rd in D-1 in rebounding with 38.4 boards per contest and 209th in assists per game with 13.1. The Commodores are 225th in turnovers per contest with 12.8. The Commodores give up 71.0 points per game, which ranks them 170th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 77th and 75th in those defensive statistics. They rank 49th with 11.1 dimes allowed per game and 217th with 35.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Commodores are 74th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.3 per contest this year.
The Bulldogs are 20th in the nation in offensive rating with 114.4. In terms of pace they are 249th in the country with 69 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 27th. As a team they are 26th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 122nd in Division 1. Mississippi State is 166th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions.
Vanderbilt is 248th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions. The Commodores have an offensive rating of 108.5, which is ranked 88th. They are 109th in D-1 in pace with 71.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 163rd. As a unit they are 117th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 103rd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Mississippi State/Vanderbilt college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Mississippi State -3.5
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