Mississippi State vs LSU Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/11/2020
Game: Mississippi State Bulldogs vs LSU Tigers
Date: Saturday, January 11, 2020
Location: Pete Maravich Assembly Center in Baton Rouge, LA
TV: ESPN, ESPN2
Odds/Point Spread: LSU -7
The Mississippi State Bulldogs travel to Pete Maravich Assembly Center to play the LSU Tigers on Saturday, January 11, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has LSU as 7 point favorites.
Mississippi State heads into this matchup with a mark of 9-5. They currently have a point differential of 6.1 as they are averaging 72.9 points per contest while giving up 66.8 per game. LSU has an overall record of 10-4. They are averaging 80.7 points per game and surrendering 68.1, good for a point differential of 12.6.
Valuable Mississippi State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 6-7-1 against the spread
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 9-5-0 against the over/under
Important LSU Tigers Betting Trends
The LSU Tigers are 8-6-0 against the spread
The LSU Tigers are 7-7-0 against the over/under
Key Mississippi State Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key LSU Tigers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Reggie Perry comes into this contest averaging 15.7 points per game while playing 28.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 9.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 68%. Tyson Carter averages 14.1 points per game in 32.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.9 assists per contest and 2.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 35% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Skylar Mays averages 16.1 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.6 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 87%. Trendon Watford averages 13.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.4 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 63%.
Useful Team Statistics
Mississippi State averages 72.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 148th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 6.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 86th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 146th in the nation. They average 38.0 rebounds per game and 13.7 assists per game, which ranks them 101st and 152nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 99th with 14.6 per game. The Bulldogs allow 66.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 127th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 155th and 263rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.4 rebounds a game which ranks 35th and they give up 11.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 114th place in Division 1. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 117th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
LSU is 17th in the country with 80.7 points per game this year. They are 8th in Division 1 in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 12.6. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 218th in the nation. They are 45th in the NCAA in rebounding with 39.8 boards per game, and 185th in assists per contest with 13.3. The Tigers are 165th in turnovers per game with 13.8. The Tigers surrender 68.1 points per contest, which ranks them 163rd in D-1. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 85th and 228th in those defensive statistics. They rank 160th with 12.2 assists allowed per contest and 50th with 32.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Tigers are 147th in country in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per game.
The Bulldogs have an offensive rating of 108.5, which is ranked 50th. They are 306th in college basketball in pace with 67.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 138th. As a unit they are 117th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 315th in D-1. Mississippi State is 97th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18 times per 100 possessions.
LSU is 209th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions. The Tigers have an offensive rating of 112.4, which is ranked 12th. They are 102nd in D-1 in pace with 71.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 30th. As a unit they are 27th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 284th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Mississippi State/LSU college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take LSU -7
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