Mississippi State vs Kentucky Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/4/2020
Game: Mississippi State Bulldogs vs Kentucky Wildcats
Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Location: Rupp Arena in Lexington, KY
TV: ESPN, ESPN2
Odds/Point Spread: Kentucky -6
The Mississippi State Bulldogs head to Rupp Arena to take on the Kentucky Wildcats on Tuesday, February 4, 2020. The opening line for this game has Kentucky as 6 point favorites.
Mississippi State comes into this game with an overall record of 14-7. They currently have a point differential of 8.1 as they are averaging 73.6 points per game while giving up 65.5 per contest. Kentucky has an overall record of 16-5. They are averaging 75.0 points per game and surrendering 65.5, good for a point differential of 9.5.
Valuable Mississippi State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 13-7-1 against the spread this season
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 13-8-0 against the over/under this year
Important Kentucky Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kentucky Wildcats are 9-12-0 against the spread this season
The Kentucky Wildcats are 11-10-0 against the over/under this year
Key Mississippi State Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Kentucky Wildcats Injuries
01/24/20 G Dontaie Allen Knee is out indefinitely
01/24/20 F Kahlil Whitney Left Team is out for season
01/10/20 F Ben Jordan Head is out indefinitely
Reggie Perry comes into this game averaging 17.2 points per contest while playing 29.6 minutes per night this year. He grabs 10.0 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is 75%. Tyson Carter averages 13.3 points per contest in 30.1 minutes per game. He averages 3.4 assists per game and 2.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 36% for the season while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Immanuel Quickley scores 14.3 points per contest while playing 31.7 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.3 rebounds per contest and has 1.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 91%. Nick Richards averages 14.0 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 29.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 8.2 rebounds per game and has 0.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 66% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
Mississippi State averages 73.6 points per contest, which is 114th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 8.1 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 41st. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 142nd in the nation. They average 38.5 boards per contest and 13.5 assists per game, which ranks them 60th and 147th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 126th with 13.8 per game. The Bulldogs allow 65.5 points per contest, which is 88th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 135th and 107th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 30.0 rebounds a game which ranks 12th, and they allow 12.0 assists per game which puts them in 142nd place in the country. They force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 62nd in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Kentucky is 86th in the nation with 75.0 points per contest this season. They are 67th in the country in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 9.5. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 221st in the NCAA. They are 81st in D-1 in rebounding with 38.0 boards per contest and 95th in assists per game with 14.2. The Wildcats are 208th in turnovers per contest with 13.0. The Wildcats give up 65.5 points per game, which ranks them 85th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 39% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 25th and 14th in those defensive statistics. They rank 56th with 10.9 dimes allowed per game and 65th with 32.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Wildcats are 85th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.3 per contest this year.
The Bulldogs have an offensive rating of 110.7, which is ranked 21st. They are 314th in college basketball in pace with 66.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 101st. As a unit they are 69th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 327th in D-1. Mississippi State is 121st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.3 times per 100 possessions.
Kentucky is 211th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 106.4, which is ranked 80th. They are 179th in D-1 in pace with 69.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 162nd. As a unit they are 75th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shot attempts, ranking 346th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Mississippi State/Kentucky college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Mississippi State +6
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