Georgia vs Mississippi State Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/18/2020
Game: Georgia Bulldogs vs Mississippi State Bulldogs
Date: Saturday, January 18, 2020
Location: Humphrey Coliseum in Starkville, MS
Odds/Point Spread: Mississippi State -5.5
The Georgia Bulldogs head to Humphrey Coliseum to take on the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Saturday, January 18, 2020. The opening line for this game has Mississippi State as 5.5 point favorites.
Georgia heads into this matchup with a mark of 11-5. They currently have a point differential of 5.5 as they are averaging 78.8 points per contest while giving up 73.3 per game. Mississippi State has an overall record of 10-6. They are averaging 72.0 points per game and surrendering 65.0, good for a point differential of 7.0.
Valuable Georgia Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Georgia Bulldogs are 8-8-0 against the spread this season
The Georgia Bulldogs are 10-6-0 against the over/under this year
Important Mississippi State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 8-7-1 against the spread this season
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 9-7-0 against the over/under this year
Key Georgia Bulldogs Injuries
12/21/19 F Amanze Ngumezi Left Team is out for season
12/09/19 G Jordan Harris Suspension is out indefinitely
01/16/20 G Sahvir Wheeler Ankle injured last game, is questionable
Key Mississippi State Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Anthony Edwards comes into this game averaging 19.1 points per contest while playing 29.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is 71%. Rayshaun Hammonds averages 14.1 points per contest in 25.8 minutes per game. He averages 1.4 assists per game and 8.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% for the season while his free throw percentage is 69%.
Reggie Perry scores 16.0 points per contest while playing 29.3 minutes per game. He hauls in 10.0 rebounds per contest and has 2.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 70%. Tyson Carter averages 13.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.6 rebounds per game and has 3.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 35% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Georgia averages 78.8 points per contest, which is 33rd in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 5.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 63rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 31%, which is good for 279th in the nation. They average 40.4 boards per contest and 15.0 assists per game, which ranks them 26th and 62nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 66th with 14.9 per game. The Bulldogs allow 73.3 points per contest, which is 274th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 214th and 167th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 36.8 rebounds a game which ranks 259th, and they allow 13.1 assists per game which puts them in 217th place in the country. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 222nd in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Mississippi State is 168th in the nation with 72.0 points per contest this season. They are 79th in the country in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 7.0. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 184th in the NCAA. They are 72nd in D-1 in rebounding with 38.6 boards per contest and 154th in assists per game with 13.6. The Bulldogs are 68th in turnovers per contest with 14.8. The Bulldogs give up 65.0 points per game, which ranks them 82nd in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 121st and 140th in those defensive statistics. They rank 101st with 11.6 dimes allowed per game and 24th with 30.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Bulldogs are 133rd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.3 per contest this year.
The Bulldogs are 104th in the nation in offensive rating with 105.2. In terms of pace they are 41st in the country with 73.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 101st. As a team they are 130th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 199th in Division 1. Georgia is 149th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.1 times per 100 possessions.
Mississippi State is 71st in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.3 times per 100 possessions. The Bulldogs are 59th in the country in offensive rating with 107.8. In terms of pace they are 310th in Division 1 with 66.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 150th. As a team they are 117th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 322nd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Georgia/Mississippi State college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Georgia +5.5
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