Radford vs Mississippi State NCAA Basketball Point Spread Picks 12/18/2019
Game: Radford Highlanders vs Mississippi State Bulldogs
Date: Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Location: Humphrey Coliseum in Starkville, MS
Odds/Point Spread: Mississippi State -21
The Radford Highlanders travel to Humphrey Coliseum to play the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Wednesday, December 18, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Mississippi State as 21 point favorites.
Radford heads into this matchup with a mark of 3-6. They currently have a point differential of 2.9 as they are averaging 68.4 points per contest while giving up 65.6 per game. Mississippi State has an overall record of 7-2. They are averaging 73.2 points per game and surrendering 63.4, good for a point differential of 9.8.
Valuable Radford Highlanders Betting Trends
The Radford Highlanders are 4-4-0 against the spread
The Radford Highlanders are 3-5-0 against the over/under
Important Mississippi State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 5-3-1 against the spread
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 5-4-0 against the over/under
Key Radford Highlanders Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Mississippi State Bulldogs Injuries
11/05/19 G Nick Weatherspoon Suspension 10-game Suspension
Travis Fields averages 10.7 points per game in 29.9 minutes per contest. He averages 3.1 assists per contest and 2.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 37% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%. Carlik Jones comes into this contest averaging 20.1 points per game while playing 29.3 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is at 70%.
Reggie Perry averages 13.8 points per game and he sees the court an average of 29.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.1 rebounds per contest and 3.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 57%. Tyson Carter averages 17.4 points per game while playing 33.6 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.1 rebounds per game and has 4.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Highlanders allow 65.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 110th in Division 1. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 216th and 152nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.1 rebounds a game which ranks 133rd, and they give up 12.4 assists per contest which puts them in 179th place in the NCAA. They force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 56th in the nation. Radford averages 68.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 254th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 2.9 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 217th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 170th in D-1. They average 35.6 rebounds per game and 12.2 assists per contest, which ranks them 210th and 252nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 341st with 10.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulldogs surrender 63.4 points per contest, which ranks them 68th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 143rd and 213th in those defensive statistics. They rank 130th with 11.8 assists allowed per contest, and 13th with 29.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulldogs are 137th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per game. Mississippi State is 160th in the country with 73.2 points per game this year. They are 32nd in the D-1 in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 9.8. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 55th in the nation. They are 130th in the country in rebounding with 37.7 boards per game and 67th in assists per contest with 15.3. The Bulldogs are 56th in turnovers per game with 15.4.
The Highlanders are 141st in the nation in offensive rating with 103.7. In terms of pace they are 323rd in the country with 66 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 213th. As a team they are 255th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 183rd in Division 1. Radford is 329th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions.
Mississippi State is 40th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.4 times per 100 possessions. The Bulldogs are 46th in the country in offensive rating with 110. In terms of pace they are 311th in Division 1 with 66.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 46th. As a team they are 53rd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 251st in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Radford/Mississippi State college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Mississippi State -21
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