Mississippi State vs South Carolina Predictions, College Basketball Parlay Picks 3/3/2020
Game: Mississippi State Bulldogs vs South Carolina Gamecocks
Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Location: Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, SC
Odds/Point Spread: South Carolina -1
The Mississippi State Bulldogs head to Colonial Life Arena to take on the South Carolina Gamecocks on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. The opening line for this game has South Carolina as 1 point favorites.
Mississippi State comes into this game with an overall record of 19-10. They currently have a point differential of 5.2 as they are averaging 73.6 points per game while giving up 68.4 per contest. South Carolina has an overall mark of 17-12. They are averaging 73.0 points per contest and giving up 69.0, which is a point differential of 4.0.
Valuable Mississippi State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 16-12-1 against the spread this season
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 19-10-0 against the over/under this year
Important South Carolina Gamecocks Betting Trends
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 16-13-0 against the spread this season
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 16-11-2 against the over/under this year
Key Mississippi State Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key South Carolina Gamecocks Injuries
02/11/20 F Justin Minaya Thumb is out indefinitely
Reggie Perry comes into this game averaging 17.2 points per contest while playing 31.1 minutes per night this year. He grabs 9.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is 76%. Tyson Carter averages 13.7 points per contest in 29.0 minutes per game. He averages 3.1 assists per game and 2.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% for the season while his free throw percentage is 87%.
A.J. Lawson scores 13.7 points per contest while playing 29.0 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.6 rebounds per contest and has 1.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 71%. Jermaine Cousinard averages 12.2 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 25.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.8 rebounds per game and has 3.0 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
Useful Team Statistics
Mississippi State averages 73.6 points per contest, which is 107th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 5.2 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 28th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 155th in the nation. They average 37.2 boards per contest and 13.4 assists per game, which ranks them 91st and 150th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 92nd with 14.1 per game. The Bulldogs allow 68.4 points per contest, which is 152nd in the NCAA. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 163rd and 95th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 30.4 rebounds a game which ranks 15th, and they allow 12.2 assists per game which puts them in 145th place in the country. They force 11.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 49th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
South Carolina is 119th in the nation with 73.0 points per contest this season. They are 169th in the country in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 4.0. They shoot 31% from beyond the arc, which is good for 284th in the NCAA. They are 77th in D-1 in rebounding with 37.5 boards per contest and 85th in assists per game with 14.3. The Gamecocks are 170th in turnovers per contest with 13.2. The Gamecocks give up 69.0 points per game, which ranks them 168th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 39% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 21st and 27th in those defensive statistics. They rank 84th with 11.4 dimes allowed per game and 198th with 35.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Gamecocks are 311th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 15.6 per contest this year.
The Bulldogs have an offensive rating of 109.2, which is ranked 35th. They are 270th in college basketball in pace with 67.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 93rd. As a unit they are 51st in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shot attempts, ranking 335th in D-1. Mississippi State is 85th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.7 times per 100 possessions.
South Carolina is 239th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions. The Gamecocks are 199th in the country in offensive rating with 100.4. In terms of pace they are 44th in Division 1 with 72.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 247th. As a team they are 284th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 308th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Mississippi State/South Carolina college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Mississippi State +1
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