Missouri vs Mississippi State Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/14/2020
Game: Missouri Tigers vs Mississippi State Bulldogs
Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Location: Humphrey Coliseum in Starkville, MS
Odds/Point Spread: Mississippi State -3
The Missouri Tigers travel to Humphrey Coliseum to play the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Mississippi State as 3 point favorites.
Missouri comes into this game with an overall record of 9-6. They currently have a point differential of 9.5 as they are averaging 68.3 points per game while giving up 58.9 per contest. Mississippi State has an overall mark of 9-6. They are averaging 72.0 points per contest and giving up 66.3, which is a point differential of 5.7.
Valuable Missouri Tigers Betting Trends
The Missouri Tigers are 8-6-1 against the spread
The Missouri Tigers are 4-11-0 against the over/under
Important Mississippi State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 7-7-1 against the spread
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 9-6-0 against the over/under
Key Missouri Tigers Injuries
01/08/20 F Jeremiah Tilmon Foot is out indefinitely
Key Mississippi State Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Mark Smith averages 11.3 points per game in 29.9 minutes per contest. He averages 0.7 assists per contest and 4.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%. Dru Smith comes into this contest averaging 12.0 points per game while playing 29.8 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is at 87%.
Tyson Carter averages 13.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.5 rebounds per contest and 3.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 34% and his free throw percentage is 84%. Reggie Perry averages 15.5 points per game while playing 29.3 minutes per contest. He grabs 10.0 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 69%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Tigers allow 58.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in Division 1. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc, ranking them 18th and 37th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.9 rebounds a game which ranks 49th, and they give up 9.7 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the NCAA. They force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 290th in the nation. Missouri averages 68.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 255th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 9.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 177th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 225th in D-1. They average 35.5 rebounds per game and 12.5 assists per contest, which ranks them 197th and 250th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 125th with 14.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulldogs surrender 66.3 points per contest, which ranks them 111th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 141st and 183rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 109th with 11.7 assists allowed per contest, and 33rd with 31.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulldogs are 104th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.9 per game. Mississippi State is 170th in the country with 72.0 points per game this year. They are 114th in the D-1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 5.7. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 202nd in the nation. They are 66th in the country in rebounding with 38.7 boards per game and 167th in assists per contest with 13.4. The Bulldogs are 73rd in turnovers per game with 14.8.
The Tigers are 170th in the nation in offensive rating with 102. In terms of pace they are 320th in the country with 66.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 165th. As a team they are 148th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 94th in Division 1. Missouri is 77th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.2 times per 100 possessions.
Mississippi State is 78th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.2 times per 100 possessions. The Bulldogs are 66th in the country in offensive rating with 107.5. In terms of pace they are 308th in Division 1 with 67 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 176th. As a team they are 138th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 316th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Missouri/Mississippi State college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Mississippi State -3
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