Mississippi State vs Alabama NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/8/2020
Game: Mississippi State Bulldogs vs Alabama Crimson Tide
Date: Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Location: Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa, AL
Odds/Point Spread: Alabama -3.5
The Mississippi State Bulldogs travel to Coleman Coliseum to play the Alabama Crimson Tide on Wednesday, January 8, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Alabama as 3.5 point favorites.
Mississippi State comes into this game with an overall record of 9-4. They currently have a point differential of 8.2 as they are averaging 73.2 points per game while giving up 65.0 per contest. Alabama has an overall record of 7-6. They are averaging 83.9 points per game and surrendering 79.7, good for a point differential of 4.2.
Valuable Mississippi State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 6-6-1 against the spread
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 8-5-0 against the over/under
Important Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Trends
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 10-3-0 against the spread
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 9-4-0 against the over/under
Key Mississippi State Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Alabama Crimson Tide Injuries
11/11/19 G Jahvon Quinerly Eligibility is out for season
11/05/19 F Juwan Gary Knee is out for season
01/04/20 F James Rojas ACL is out for season
Reggie Perry comes into this contest averaging 15.8 points per game while playing 29.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 10.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 67%. Tyson Carter averages 14.5 points per game in 32.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.0 assists per contest and 2.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 36% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Kira Lewis Jr. averages 16.6 points per game while playing 37.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.5 rebounds per game and has 4.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. John Petty averages 16.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.4 rebounds per contest and 2.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
Mississippi State averages 73.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 147th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 8.2 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 58th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 129th in the nation. They average 38.0 rebounds per game and 14.1 assists per game, which ranks them 103rd and 133rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 84th with 14.8 per game. The Bulldogs allow 65.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 89th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 135th and 229th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.5 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 11.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 102nd place in Division 1. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 139th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Alabama is 6th in the country with 83.9 points per game this year. They are 162nd in Division 1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 4.2. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 44th in the nation. They are 18th in the NCAA in rebounding with 41.4 boards per game, and 102nd in assists per contest with 14.5. The Crimson Tide are 21st in turnovers per game with 16.5. The Crimson Tide surrender 79.7 points per contest, which ranks them 336th in D-1. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 176th and 81st in those defensive statistics. They rank 165th with 12.3 assists allowed per contest and 318th with 38.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Crimson Tide are 192nd in country in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per game.
The Bulldogs have an offensive rating of 109.9, which is ranked 38th. They are 311th in college basketball in pace with 66.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 101st. As a unit they are 80th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 303rd in D-1. Mississippi State is 72nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.4 times per 100 possessions.
Alabama is 97th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18 times per 100 possessions. The Crimson Tide have an offensive rating of 105, which is ranked 113th. They are 4th in D-1 in pace with 78.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 82nd. As a unit they are 81st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 47% of their shot attempts, ranking 18th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Mississippi State/Alabama college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Alabama -3.5
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