Mississippi State Bulldogs vs Arkansas Razorbacks Predictions, NCAA Basketball Picks 2/15/2020
Game: Mississippi State Bulldogs vs Arkansas Razorbacks
Date: Saturday, February 15, 2020
Location: Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville, AR
Odds/Point Spread: Arkansas -2.5
The Mississippi State Bulldogs travel to Bud Walton Arena to play the Arkansas Razorbacks on Saturday, February 15, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Arkansas as 2.5 point favorites.
Mississippi State comes into this game with an overall record of 15-9. They currently have a point differential of 6.1 as they are averaging 73.2 points per game while giving up 67.0 per contest. Arkansas has an overall mark of 16-8. They are averaging 74.3 points per contest and giving up 66.7, which is a point differential of 7.6.
Valuable Mississippi State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 13-10-1 against the spread
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 16-8-0 against the over/under
Important Arkansas Razorbacks Betting Trends
The Arkansas Razorbacks are 12-12-0 against the spread
The Arkansas Razorbacks are 13-11-0 against the over/under
Key Mississippi State Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Arkansas Razorbacks Injuries
02/04/20 G Isaiah Joe Knee is out indefinitely
Tyson Carter averages 12.9 points per game in 29.4 minutes per contest. He averages 3.2 assists per contest and 2.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 36% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%. Reggie Perry comes into this contest averaging 17.7 points per game while playing 30.4 minutes per night. He pulls down 9.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is at 76%.
Jimmy Whitt averages 14.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 36.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.8 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 71%. Mason Jones averages 20.0 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per contest. He grabs 6.0 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulldogs allow 67.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 116th in Division 1. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 137th and 92nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.5 rebounds a game which ranks 16th, and they give up 11.9 assists per contest which puts them in 133rd place in the NCAA. They force 11.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 36th in the nation. Mississippi State averages 73.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 126th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 6.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 58th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 191st in D-1. They average 38.4 rebounds per game and 13.5 assists per contest, which ranks them 55th and 146th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 120th with 13.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Razorbacks surrender 66.7 points per contest, which ranks them 102nd in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 25% average from 3-point range, ranking them 90th and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 24th with 10.1 assists allowed per contest, and 331st with 39.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Razorbacks are 334th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 16.9 per game. Arkansas is 95th in the country with 74.3 points per game this year. They are 189th in the D-1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 7.6. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 284th in the nation. They are 310th in the country in rebounding with 32.7 boards per game and 285th in assists per contest with 11.8. The Razorbacks are 283rd in turnovers per game with 12.0.
The Bulldogs have an offensive rating of 109.1, which is ranked 33rd. They are 293rd in college basketball in pace with 67 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 129th. As a unit they are 88th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 329th in D-1. Mississippi State is 119th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.3 times per 100 possessions.
Arkansas is 291st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions. The Razorbacks have an offensive rating of 101.7, which is ranked 175th. They are 78th in D-1 in pace with 71.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 182nd. As a unit they are 143rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 139th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Mississippi State/Arkansas college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Arkansas -2.5
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