Mississippi State Bulldogs vs Dayton Flyers Prediction, 12/12/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Mississippi State Bulldogs vs Dayton Flyers
Date: Saturday, December 12, 2020
Location: State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA
Odds/Point Spread: Mississippi State (+1.5)
State Farm Arena is the site where and the Dayton Flyers (2-1) will play the Mississippi State Bulldogs (3-2) on Saturday. The line on this game has Dayton as 1.5-point favorites. The total has been set at 135.5.
Mississippi State heads into this one with a mark of 3-2 on the season. The Bulldogs are shooting 35.1% on 3-point shots (26 of 74) and 60.2% from the free throw line. They average 66.8 pts per game (240th in the country) on 44.4% from the field. They are turning it over 14.2 times per game and as a group they are committing 18.4 personal fouls per game. As a team, Mississippi State is collecting 41.0 rebounds per game and has accounted for 61 assists on the campaign, which ranks 123rd in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. On the defensive end, the Bulldogs are forcing their opponents into 11.0 turnovers every game and they draw 19.4 fouls. They are 234th in the nation in allowing assists with 65 conceded on the year. The Bulldogs defensively are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 38.4% (103 of 268) and they concede 28.4 rebounds per contest as a group. They surrender 35.7% on 3-point attempts while they are 53rd in D-1 in points per game allowed (62.0).
The Mississippi State Bulldogs faced the Jackson State Tigers and notched a win by a score of 82-59 in their last contest. Mississippi State ended the game with a 44.3% field goal percentage (27 of 61) and knocked down 8 out of their 18 shots from 3-point land. When they shot from the free throw line, the Bulldogs made 20 of 33 shots for a percentage of 60.6%. With regard to grabbing rebounds, they collected 47 with 18 of them being offensive. They also doled out 15 assists for the matchup as well as earning 6 steals and 4 blocks. Regarding defense, Mississippi State allowed the other team to go 44.3% from the field on 27 of 61. Jackson State recorded 12 dimes and 6 steals for the contest. Moreover, the Tigers totaled 22 rebounds (3 offensive, 19 defensive) and earned 4 rejections. Jackson State finished the game shooting 78.6% from the charity stripe by making 11 of their 14 tries. They also knocked down 10 out of their 24 tries from distance.
Iverson Molinar is one player who was a contributor for the game. He ended up with 21 points on 8 out of 12 shooting. He saw the court for 29 minutes played and also collected 5 rebounds. Molinar ended up shooting 66.7% from the floor and also dished out 4 dimes. One more player that saw a lot of action in the matchup for the Bulldogs was D.J. Stewart. He grabbed 2 rebounds and also earned 2 assists. He finished the game at 37.5% from the field in this contest by shooting 3-of-8 (11 points). In all, Stewart was on the court for 27 minutes.
Dayton has a record of 2-1 for the year. As an offense, the Flyers are hitting on 50.3% from the floor, which is 78th in the country. Dayton has accounted for 196 pts this season (65.3 per game) and they collect 33.3 boards per game. They are dishing out assists 14.3 times per game (136th in the country) and they turn it over 18.3 times per game. The Flyers are committing 16.7 fouls every game and they go 76.6% from the free throw line. The Flyers defensively are ranked 71st in the nation in points given up per game with 63.0. They are forcing 14.7 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 39.4% from the field (92nd in college basketball). The Dayton defense surrenders 29.8% on 3-pointers (17 of 57) and their opponents are connecting on 65.4% of their free throw attempts. They have relinquished 9.7 dimes and 30.7 rebounds per contest, which is ranked 42nd and 40th in those categories on the defensive end.
When they last stepped on the court, the Dayton Flyers walked away with a victory by a final of 66-60 when they played the Northern Kentucky Norse. The Flyers collected 25 defensive boards and 8 offensive rebounds for a total of 33 in the game. They also rejected 2 tries while earning 5 steals for this game. The Norse were called for 17 personal fouls for the contest which took the Flyers to the free throw line for 12 shots. They were able to make 10 of them for a percentage of 83.3%. In the matter of shots from beyond the arc, Dayton converted 4 out of 13 attempts (30.8%). When the final whistle blew, the Flyers went 26 out of 50 from the field which gave them a percentage of 52.0%. The Flyers allowed the Norse to make 21 of 56 attempts from the floor which left them with a rate of 37.5% in the matchup. They finished the game shooting 20.8% from downtown by shooting 5 out of 24 and finished the game at 13 out of 23 at the charity stripe (56.5%). When it comes to rebounds, Dayton allowed Northern Kentucky to pull down 28 in all (13 on the offensive glass).
Jalen Crutcher saw the court a lot for the Flyers in the game. He knocked down 6 of 16 for this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 37.5%, which gave him 17 points. Crutcher grabbed 6 boards in his 39 mins and tallied 8 dimes for the contest. Someone else that ended being a contributor for Dayton was Ibi Watson. He notched 19 points in his 38 minutes played by way of 5 out of 10 shooting in this game. Watson finished going 50.0% from the field as well as contributing 2 assists and 3 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Mississippi State (+1.5)
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