Mississippi State vs Missouri Predictions, NCAA Basketball Picks 2/29/2020
Game: Mississippi State Bulldogs vs Missouri Tigers
Date: Saturday, February 29, 2020
Location: Mizzou Arena in Columbia, MO
Odds/Point Spread: Missouri -1.5
The Mississippi State Bulldogs travel to Mizzou Arena to play the Missouri Tigers on Saturday, February 29, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Missouri as 1.5 point favorites.
Mississippi State heads into this matchup with a mark of 18-10. They currently have a point differential of 5.2 as they are averaging 73.9 points per contest while giving up 68.6 per game. Missouri has an overall record of 14-14. They are averaging 67.2 points per game and surrendering 65.3, good for a point differential of 1.9.
Valuable Mississippi State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 15-12-1 against the spread
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 19-9-0 against the over/under
Important Missouri Tigers Betting Trends
The Missouri Tigers are 13-14-1 against the spread
The Missouri Tigers are 12-16-0 against the over/under
Key Mississippi State Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Missouri Tigers Injuries
02/26/20 G Evan Yerkes Undisclosed is questionable
01/15/20 G Mario McKinney Jr. Left Team is out for season
Tyson Carter averages 13.7 points per game in 29.1 minutes per contest. He averages 3.2 assists per contest and 2.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%. Reggie Perry comes into this contest averaging 17.4 points per game while playing 31.0 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 42% while his free throw percentage is at 77%.
Xavier Pinson averages 10.7 points per game and he sees the court an average of 23.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.5 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 81%. Dru Smith averages 12.5 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 3.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulldogs allow 68.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 160th in Division 1. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 180th and 124th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.2 rebounds a game which ranks 13th, and they give up 12.3 assists per contest which puts them in 151st place in the NCAA. They force 11.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 56th in the nation. Mississippi State averages 73.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 103rd in the country. Their average scoring margin is 5.2 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 33rd. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 157th in D-1. They average 37.5 rebounds per game and 13.6 assists per contest, which ranks them 79th and 135th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 74th with 14.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Tigers surrender 65.3 points per contest, which ranks them 66th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 63rd and 14th in those defensive statistics. They rank 30th with 10.4 assists allowed per contest, and 106th with 33.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Tigers are 256th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per game. Missouri is 283rd in the country with 67.2 points per game this year. They are 298th in the D-1 in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is 1.9. They shoot 30% from 3-point range, which is good for 309th in the nation. They are 203rd in the country in rebounding with 34.8 boards per game and 300th in assists per contest with 11.4. The Tigers are 72nd in turnovers per game with 14.3.
The Bulldogs have an offensive rating of 109.1, which is ranked 36th. They are 262nd in college basketball in pace with 67.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 100th. As a unit they are 56th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shot attempts, ranking 336th in D-1. Mississippi State is 76th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.8 times per 100 possessions.
Missouri is 54th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.2 times per 100 possessions. The Tigers have an offensive rating of 99.1, which is ranked 235th. They are 274th in D-1 in pace with 67.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 287th. As a unit they are 213th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 98th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Mississippi State/Missouri college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Missouri -1.5
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