Colorado State Rams vs Mississippi State Bulldogs Prediction, 12/11/2021 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Colorado State Rams vs Mississippi State Bulldogs
Date: Saturday, December 11, 2021
Location: Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, TX
The Colorado State Rams (9-0) are en route to Dickies Arena on Saturday where they will try to beat the Mississippi State Bulldogs (6-2).
The Colorado State Rams stepped onto the hardwood against St. Mary's and notched a win by a score of 74-58 in their last contest. In regard to fouls, the Rams ended up finishing with 19 and St. Mary's finished the game with 18 fouls. They also knocked down 4 out of their 21 shots from distance. St. Mary's walked away from this one shooting 80.0% at the free throw line by making 12 of 15 attempts. On top of that, St. Mary's grabbed 30 rebounds (7 offensive, 23 defensive), but didn't notch a rejection. St. Mary's distributed 8 assists and had 7 steals in the matchup. Pertaining to the defense, Colorado State allowed the other team to go 41.2% from the field on 21 of 51 shooting. They also recorded 13 assists in the matchup as well as creating 15 turnovers and having 9 steals. In the matter of pulling down rebounds, they collected 24 with 2 of them being offensive. From the charity stripe, the Rams knocked down 9 of 13 tries for a rate of 69.2%. Colorado State wrapped up the game with a 52.8% field goal percentage (28 of 53) and made 9 of 16 3-pointers.
David Roddy is one player who had an impact in this matchup. He went 53.3% from the floor and also distributed 2 assists. He played 30 mins and snagged 7 rebounds. He left the arena with 19 points on 8 of 15 shooting.
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Colorado State will play this contest with a record of 9-0 on the year. They have an average of 85.3 pts per game (9th in D-1) while shooting 53.6% from the floor. The Rams are connecting on 43.4% on shots from downtown (82 of 189) and 81.3% from the charity stripe. As a team, Colorado State is snagging 33.2 boards per contest and has earned 154 dimes so far this season, which is 31st in the nation in terms of passing. They are turning it over 9.7 times per contest and as a unit they commit 14.3 personal fouls on a nightly basis.
On the defensive end, the Rams are able to force 12.7 turnovers every game and they draw 18.1 personal fouls. They rank 101st in the nation in giving up assists to the opposition with 95 conceded so far this season. The Rams defense is giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 42.2% (228 of 540) and they surrender 31.3 boards per contest as a unit. They are giving up 31.5% from beyond the arc and they rank 164th in college basketball in points per game from their opponents (67.4).
In their last game, the Mississippi State Bulldogs took a loss by a final score of 81-76 when they played Minnesota. In reference to attacking the glass, Mississippi State allowed Minnesota to pull down 24 in total (3 on the offensive side). They finished 41.4% from beyond the arc by shooting 12 out of 29 and finished the game at 11 out of 13 from the free throw line (84.6%). The Bulldogs allowed Minnesota to bury 29 out of 59 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 49.2% in the matchup. In all, the Bulldogs went 28 for 64 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 43.8%. Regarding shooting from distance, Mississippi State made 9 of their 29 attempts (31.0%). They were able to bury 11 of them for a clip of 84.6%. Minnesota committed 12 fouls in the matchup which got the Bulldogs to the free throw line for a total of 13 shots. They also coughed it up 11 times, while getting 2 steals for the game. The Bulldogs collected 26 defensive boards and 13 offensive rebounds totaling 39 in this game.
Iverson Molinar ended up having an impact for the Bulldogs for the game. He had 26 points in his 39 mins on the court and tallied 6 dimes for the matchup. He buried 9 out of 20 in this matchup for a rate of 45.0%, and had 5 rebounds.
Mississippi State has a record of 6-2 on the campaign. When it comes to executing on offense, the Bulldogs are hitting on 47.8% from the floor, which ranks 55th in Division 1. Mississippi State has 595 points for the season (74.4 per game) and they pull in 41.0 boards per contest. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 13.8 times per contest (158th in the nation) and they are turning it over 12.5 times per contest. The Bulldogs are responsible for committing 13.6 fouls per game while shooting 70.1% from the charity stripe.
The Bulldogs on the defensive end are ranked 55th in college hoops in points per game surrendered with 61.5. They are forcing their opponents into 11.5 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 39.4% from the field (65th in college basketball). The Mississippi State defense surrenders 31.9% on shots from beyond the perimeter (67 of 210) and their opponents are connecting on 69.9% of their foul shots. They give up 11.4 dimes and 28.3 total rebounds per game, which has them ranked 122nd and 9th in college basketball.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Colorado State
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