Mississippi State vs Texas A&M Predictions, NCAA Basketball Picks 2/22/2020
Game: Mississippi State Bulldogs vs Texas A&M Aggies
Date: Saturday, February 22, 2020
Location: Reed Arena in College Station, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Texas A&M +4.5
The Mississippi State Bulldogs travel to Reed Arena to play the Texas A&M Aggies on Saturday, February 22, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has MSU as 4.5 point favorites.
Mississippi State heads into this matchup with a mark of 17-9. They currently have a point differential of 5.8 as they are averaging 73.6 points per contest while giving up 67.8 per game. Texas A&M has an overall mark of 13-12. They are averaging 61.7 points per contest and giving up 64.1, which is a point differential of -2.4.
Valuable Mississippi State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 14-11-1 against the spread
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 18-8-0 against the over/under
Important Texas A&M Aggies Betting Trends
The Texas A&M Aggies are 11-14-0 against the spread
The Texas A&M Aggies are 10-15-0 against the over/under
Key Mississippi State Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Texas A&M Aggies Injuries
11/25/19 G TJ Starks Suspension is out for season
Tyson Carter averages 13.3 points per game in 29.3 minutes per contest. He averages 3.2 assists per contest and 2.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 37% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%. Reggie Perry comes into this contest averaging 17.4 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per night. He pulls down 9.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 67% while his free throw percentage is at 76%.
Savion Flagg averages 9.8 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.2 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 58%. Josh Nebo averages 11.5 points per game while playing 28.3 minutes per contest. He grabs 6.5 rebounds per game and has 0.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 67% and his free throw percentage is at 63%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulldogs allow 67.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 135th in Division 1. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 160th and 88th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.2 rebounds a game which ranks 14th, and they give up 12.0 assists per contest which puts them in 138th place in the NCAA. They force 11.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 52nd in the nation. Mississippi State averages 73.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 115th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 5.8 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 42nd. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 164th in D-1. They average 37.8 rebounds per game and 13.3 assists per contest, which ranks them 74th and 158th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 75th with 14.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Aggies surrender 64.1 points per contest, which ranks them 44th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 46th and 92nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 285th with 14.2 assists allowed per contest, and 183rd with 35.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Aggies are 291st in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 15.0 per game. Texas A&M is 340th in the country with 61.7 points per game this year. They are 343rd in the D-1 in shooting at 39%, while their average scoring margin is -2.4. They shoot 27% from 3-point range, which is good for 347th in the nation. They are 214th in the country in rebounding with 34.8 boards per game and 329th in assists per contest with 10.5. The Aggies are 77th in turnovers per game with 14.2.
The Bulldogs have an offensive rating of 108.8, which is ranked 39th. They are 266th in college basketball in pace with 67.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 107th. As a unit they are 64th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 334th in D-1. Mississippi State is 75th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.8 times per 100 possessions.
Texas A&M is 42nd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.5 times per 100 possessions. The Aggies have an offensive rating of 93.3, which is ranked 327th. They are 325th in D-1 in pace with 65.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 45% is 344th. As a unit they are 334th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 90th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Mississippi State/Texas A&M college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Texas A&M +4.5
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