Vanderbilt Commodores vs Mississippi State Bulldogs Predictions, College Basketball Picks Tonight 2/8/2020
Game: Vanderbilt Commodores vs Mississippi State Bulldogs
Date: Saturday, February 8, 2020
Location: Humphrey Coliseum in Starkville, MS
Odds/Point Spread: Mississippi State -16
The Vanderbilt Commodores travel to Humphrey Coliseum to play the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Saturday, February 8, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Mississippi State as 16 point favorites.
Vanderbilt comes into this game with an overall record of 9-13. They currently have a point differential of -1.1 as they are averaging 72.8 points per game while giving up 73.9 per contest. Mississippi State has an overall record of 14-8. They are averaging 73.5 points per game and surrendering 66.2, good for a point differential of 7.4.
Valuable Vanderbilt Commodores Betting Trends
The Vanderbilt Commodores are 10-11-1 against the spread
The Vanderbilt Commodores are 14-8-0 against the over/under
Important Mississippi State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 13-8-1 against the spread
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 14-8-0 against the over/under
Key Vanderbilt Commodores Injuries
01/15/20 F Clevon Brown Knee is out indefinitely
01/11/20 F Aaron Nesmith Foot is out indefinitely
Key Mississippi State Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Scotty Pippen Jr. comes into this contest averaging 11.3 points per game while playing 29.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 73%. Saben Lee averages 16.7 points per game in 31.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.5 assists per contest and 3.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Reggie Perry averages 17.1 points per game while playing 29.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 10.0 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 74%. Tyson Carter averages 13.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.7 rebounds per contest and 3.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 36% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
Vanderbilt averages 72.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 138th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is -1.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 196th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 202nd in the nation. They average 33.0 rebounds per game and 12.0 assists per game, which ranks them 291st and 276th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 190th with 13.1 per game. The Commodores allow 73.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 288th in the country. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 318th and 258th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.0 rebounds a game which ranks 231st and they give up 13.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 213th place in Division 1. They force 14.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 210th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Mississippi State is 117th in the country with 73.5 points per game this year. They are 58th in Division 1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 7.4. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 150th in the nation. They are 55th in the NCAA in rebounding with 38.6 boards per game, and 185th in assists per contest with 13.1. The Bulldogs are 138th in turnovers per game with 13.6. The Bulldogs surrender 66.2 points per contest, which ranks them 97th in D-1. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 132nd and 90th in those defensive statistics. They rank 148th with 12.1 assists allowed per contest and 14th with 30.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulldogs are 50th in country in forcing turnovers with 11.9 per game.
The Commodores are 150th in the nation in offensive rating with 102.8. In terms of pace they are 152nd in the country with 70 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 130th. As a team they are 118th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shots, ranking 30th in Division 1. Vanderbilt is 194th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions.
Mississippi State is 144th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17 times per 100 possessions. The Bulldogs are 23rd in the country in offensive rating with 110.3. In terms of pace they are 307th in Division 1 with 66.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 126th. As a team they are 90th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 330th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Vanderbilt/Mississippi State college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Mississippi State -16
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