Texas State Bobcats vs Mississippi State Bulldogs Prediction, 11/30/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas State Bobcats vs Mississippi State Bulldogs
Date: Monday, November 30, 2020
Location: Humphrey Coliseum in Starkville, MS
TV: SEC Network
Odds/Point Spread: Texas State (+7)
The Mississippi State Bulldogs (0-2) play the Texas State Bobcats (2-0) at Humphrey Coliseum on Monday. The line on this game has Mississippi State as 7-point favorites. The total opens at 137.5.
Texas State heads into this one with a record of 2-0 for the year. They turn it over 14.5 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 23.0 personal fouls every game. As a team, Texas State is pulling in 40.5 rebounds per game and has accumulated 32 dimes this year, which ranks 77th in the nation in terms of passing the rock. The Bobcats are connecting on 45.8% on shots from beyond the arc (11 of 24) and 69.4% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 86.5 points per game (50th in the country) while shooting 53.8% from the field. On the defensive end of the court, the Bobcats are able to force 18.5 turnovers per game while drawing 20.0 fouls. They concede 26.4% on 3-pointers while they are 162nd in the country in opponents PPG (61.0). The Bobcats defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 34.9% (37 of 106) and they concede 31.5 rebounds per game as a team. They are currently ranked 196th in college hoops in giving up assists to the opposition with 17 conceded on the campaign.
The Texas State Bobcats took the court against the TAMU Islanders and notched a win by a score of 75-63 in their last contest. Texas State ended having earned a 54.2% field goal percentage (26 of 48) and converted 6 out of their 10 3-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Bobcats buried 17 of their 24 attempts for a rate of 70.8%. In the matter of grabbing rebounds, they compiled a total of 30 with 4 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 15 dimes for the game in addition to earning 5 steals and 4 blocked shots. Regarding defending, Texas State allowed 54.2% from the floor on 26 out of 48. TAMU recorded 10 assists and 8 steals in the game. Furthurmore, the Islanders totaled 30 rebounds (9 offensive, 21 defensive) and added 4 blocks. TAMU finished the game shooting 66.7% from the charity stripe by making 24 of 36 shots. They also converted 7 of 27 attempts from distance.
Mason Harrell is one guy who was important for the matchup. He notched 18 points on 7 out of 13 shooting. He was on the court for 35 minutes played and also snagged 2 rebounds. Harrell ended up shooting 53.8% from the floor and earned 2 dimes. One more player that saw the court a lot in this contest for the Bobcats was Shelby Adams. He collected 3 boards and also earned 2 assists. He walked away from this one shooting 50.0% from the field in the game by going 3-of-6 (8 points). When the final whistle blew, Adams was on the hardwood for 31 min.
Mississippi State has a record of 0-2 on the year. The Bulldogs commit 18.0 fouls per contest and they shoot 50.0% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 11.5 times per contest (171st in college basketball) and they are giving up possession 16.0 times per game. Mississippi State has tallied 115 pts on the year (57.5 per contest) and they pull down 35.5 rebounds per game. In terms of offensive execution, the Bulldogs are shooting 43.3% from the floor, which is 141st in the nation. The Bulldogs on defense are ranked 220th in D-1 in points allowed per game with 68.5. The Mississippi State defense surrenders 37.5% on shots from beyond the perimeter (24 of 64) and opponents are making 65.5% of their shots from the charity stripe. They concede 17.5 dimes and 28.0 rebounds every game, which is ranked 316th and 132nd in the country. They are forcing 10.5 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 43.9% from the field (260th in the country).
When they last stepped on the court, the Mississippi State Bulldogs walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 84-73 when they played the Liberty Flames. The Bulldogs recorded 21 defensive boards and 8 offensive boards for a total of 29 for the matchup. They also blocked 4 tries while recording 3 steals in the matchup. The Flames had 17 personal fouls for the contest which got the Bulldogs to the charity stripe for 19 shots. They were able to bury 15 of those for a percentage of 78.9%. Pertaining to shots from beyond the perimeter, Mississippi State converted 4 of their 10 tries (40.0%). Overall, the Bulldogs went 27 out of 47 from the field which had them at 57.4%. The Bulldogs permitted the Flames to convert 28 out of 53 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 52.8% for the matchup. They wrapped up this game 48.7% from distance by going 19 of 39 and ended up shooting 9 out of 14 from the free throw line (64.3%). When it comes to cleaning up the glass, Mississippi State permitted Liberty to grab 17 in total (5 on the offensive side).
D.J. Stewart Jr. ended up being important for the Bulldogs for this contest. He made 8 out of 15 in the matchup for a rate of 53.3%, which gave him 20 points. Jr. collected 3 rebounds in his 37 mins and added 4 assists for the contest. An additional guy that was important for Mississippi State was Abdul Ado. He ended up scoring 14 points in 34 minutes on the court by going 5 of 5 shooting for the contest. Ado ended the game having shot 100.0% from the floor in addition to contributing 3 assists and 5 total rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Mississippi State (-7) and over 137.5 points
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