Tennessee vs Mississippi State Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/1/2020
Game: Tennessee Volunteers vs Mississippi State Bulldogs
Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020
Location: Humphrey Coliseum in Starkville, MS
TV: ESPN, ESPN2
Odds/Point Spread: Mississippi State -6
The Tennessee Volunteers head to Humphrey Coliseum to take on the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Saturday, February 1, 2020. The opening line for this game has Mississippi State as 6 point favorites.
Tennessee heads into this matchup with a mark of 12-8. They currently have a point differential of 6.2 as they are averaging 66.2 points per contest while giving up 60.0 per game. Mississippi State has an overall mark of 13-7. They are averaging 73.0 points per contest and giving up 65.2, which is a point differential of 7.8.
Valuable Tennessee Volunteers Betting Trends
The Tennessee Volunteers are 9-11-0 against the spread this season
The Tennessee Volunteers are 10-10-0 against the over/under this year
Important Mississippi State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 12-7-1 against the spread this season
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 12-8-0 against the over/under this year
Key Tennessee Volunteers Injuries
12/21/19 G Lamonte Turner Shoulder is out for season
01/31/20 G Josiah-Jordan James Groin is probable
Key Mississippi State Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Jordan Bowden comes into this game averaging 12.7 points per contest while playing 33.2 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is 79%. John Fulkerson averages 11.9 points per contest in 29.1 minutes per game. He averages 1.5 assists per game and 6.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 66% for the season while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Reggie Perry scores 16.9 points per contest while playing 29.5 minutes per game. He hauls in 10.0 rebounds per contest and has 2.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 74%. Tyson Carter averages 13.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.5 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
Tennessee averages 66.2 points per contest, which is 302nd in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 6.2 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 209th. From 3-point territory they shoot 31%, which is good for 300th in the nation. They average 35.9 boards per contest and 15.1 assists per game, which ranks them 174th and 51st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 119th with 14.0 per game. The Volunteers allow 60.0 points per contest, which is 10th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 38% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 15th and 59th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.4 rebounds a game which ranks 140th, and they allow 9.7 assists per game which puts them in 10th place in the country. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 149th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Mississippi State is 130th in the nation with 73.0 points per contest this season. They are 58th in the country in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 7.8. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 151st in the NCAA. They are 62nd in D-1 in rebounding with 38.7 boards per contest and 166th in assists per game with 13.4. The Bulldogs are 105th in turnovers per contest with 14.1. The Bulldogs give up 65.2 points per game, which ranks them 81st in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 129th and 94th in those defensive statistics. They rank 122nd with 11.8 dimes allowed per game and 16th with 30.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Bulldogs are 89th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.4 per contest this year.
The Volunteers are 235th in the nation in offensive rating with 99. In terms of pace they are 305th in the country with 66.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 234th. As a team they are 183rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 189th in Division 1. Tennessee is 60th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.3 times per 100 possessions.
Mississippi State is 100th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.6 times per 100 possessions. The Bulldogs are 33rd in the country in offensive rating with 109.4. In terms of pace they are 312th in Division 1 with 66.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 118th. As a team they are 88th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 324th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Tennessee/Mississippi State college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Tennessee +6
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