South Carolina vs Mississippi State Predictions, College Basketball Expert Picks 2/19/2020
Game: South Carolina Gamecocks vs Mississippi State Bulldogs
Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Location: Humphrey Coliseum in Starkville, MS
Odds/Point Spread: Mississippi State -5
The South Carolina Gamecocks travel to Humphrey Coliseum to play the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Wednesday, February 19, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Mississippi State as 5 point favorites.
South Carolina heads into this matchup with a mark of 16-9. They currently have a point differential of 5.0 as they are averaging 71.3 points per contest while giving up 66.3 per game. Mississippi State has an overall mark of 16-9. They are averaging 73.4 points per contest and giving up 67.4, which is a point differential of 5.9.
Valuable South Carolina Gamecocks Betting Trends
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 14-11-0 against the spread
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 12-11-2 against the over/under
Important Mississippi State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 14-10-1 against the spread
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 17-8-0 against the over/under
Key South Carolina Gamecocks Injuries
02/18/20 F Jalyn McCreary Head is questionable Wednesday vs Mississippi St
02/11/20 F Justin Minaya Thumb is out indefinitely
Key Mississippi State Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Jermaine Cousinard averages 11.9 points per game in 25.1 minutes per contest. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 2.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 66%. A.J. Lawson comes into this contest averaging 13.8 points per game while playing 28.0 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is at 73%.
Tyson Carter averages 13.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 29.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.6 rebounds per contest and 3.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is 85%. Reggie Perry averages 17.7 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per contest. He grabs 9.8 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Gamecocks allow 66.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 92nd in Division 1. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc, ranking them 14th and 13th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.6 rebounds a game which ranks 154th, and they give up 11.2 assists per contest which puts them in 72nd place in the NCAA. They force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 309th in the nation. South Carolina averages 71.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 173rd in the country. Their average scoring margin is 5.0 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 185th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 271st in D-1. They average 37.4 rebounds per game and 14.0 assists per contest, which ranks them 89th and 108th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 153rd with 13.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulldogs surrender 67.4 points per contest, which ranks them 127th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 147th and 97th in those defensive statistics. They rank 119th with 11.8 assists allowed per contest, and 14th with 30.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulldogs are 43rd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 11.7 per game. Mississippi State is 117th in the country with 73.4 points per game this year. They are 44th in the D-1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 5.9. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 177th in the nation. They are 69th in the country in rebounding with 38.0 boards per game and 160th in assists per contest with 13.3. The Bulldogs are 111th in turnovers per game with 14.0.
The Gamecocks have an offensive rating of 99.4, which is ranked 223rd. They are 71st in college basketball in pace with 71.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 244th. As a unit they are 280th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 304th in D-1. South Carolina is 209th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions.
Mississippi State is 108th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.4 times per 100 possessions. The Bulldogs are 37th in the country in offensive rating with 109.1. In terms of pace they are 284th in Division 1 with 67.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 112th. As a team they are 77th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 334th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's South Carolina/Mississippi State college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Mississippi State -5
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