LSU Tigers vs Mississippi State Bulldogs Prediction, 2/10/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: LSU Tigers vs Mississippi State Bulldogs
Date: Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Location: Humphrey Coliseum in Starkville, MS
Odds/Point Spread: LSU (+1.5)
The LSU Tigers (11-6) are headed to Humphrey Coliseum on Wednesday where they'll take on the Mississippi State Bulldogs (11-9). The spread on this contest has Mississippi State as 1.5-point favorites. The total opens at 144.5.
LSU will enter this contest with a mark of 11-6 on the season. The Tigers are shooting 33.8% on shots from beyond the arc (134 of 396) and 75.7% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 81.5 pts per game (20th in the nation) while going 46.0% from the floor. They are turning it over 12.7 times per contest and as a team are committing 17.2 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, LSU is pulling in 37.6 rebounds per contest and has tallied 208 assists for the year, which has them ranked 197th in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. On the defensive end of the court, the Tigers are forcing 14.7 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 19.2 fouls. The Tigers defense is allowing a FG percentage of 42.0% (453 of 1,078) and they surrender 37.2 boards per game as a unit. They are ranked 236th in college hoops in giving up assists with 232 conceded for the year. They are conceding 30.1% on 3-point attempts and they are 269th in college basketball in PPG allowed (74.3).
The LSU Tigers took the court against the Alabama Crimson Tide and ended up losing by a score of 78-60 in their last game. LSU ended the contest having earned a 30.8% field goal percentage (20 of 65) and buried 4 out of their 17 shots from downtown. When they shot from the free throw line, the Tigers converted 16 of 22 shots for a percentage of 72.7%. Regarding hauling in rebounds, they earned 28 with 6 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 8 assists in the matchup as well as having 14 steals and 6 blocked shots. Regarding defending, LSU let their opponent shoot 30.8% from the field on 20 out of 65 shooting. Alabama earned 15 assists and had 9 steals in the matchup. Moreover, the Crimson Tide collected 46 rebounds (8 offensive, 38 defensive) and added 6 rejections. Alabama shot 100.0% at the charity stripe by converting 6 of 6 tries. They buried 6 out of their 24 attempts from three-point range.
Cameron Thomas is a player who was a factor for this game. He finished with 22 points on 8 of 19 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 34 mins and collected 5 rebounds. Thomas finished the contest at 42.1% from the field but didn't record a dime. One more player that was a determining factor in this matchup for the Tigers was Javonte Smart. He had 3 boards and also accounted for 2 dimes. He finished 26.7% from the field for the matchup by connecting on 4-of-15 (14 points). When the final whistle blew, Smart played for 36 minutes.
Mississippi State has a record of 11-9 for the season. In terms of offensive execution, the Bulldogs are hitting on 45.0% from the floor, which ranks 146th in the nation. Mississippi State has accounted for 1,416 pts this year (70.8 per game) and they average 39.7 rebounds per game. Their rate of earning assists is at 12.6 times per contest (230th in the country) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 14.7 times per contest. The Bulldogs have committed 16.2 fouls every game and they hit 64.2% from the free throw line. The Bulldogs are ranked 60th in college basketball in points allowed per contest with 65.3. They have surrendered 13.6 dimes and 31.7 total rebounds per game, which is 224th and 51st in Division 1. The Mississippi State defense gives up 32.3% on 3-point shots (151 of 468) and opponents are connecting on 75.2% of their foul shots. They have forced 13.0 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 39.9% from the field (32nd in the country).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Mississippi State Bulldogs walked away with a victory by a final of 75-59 when they played the South Carolina Gamecocks. The Bulldogs recorded 30 defensive boards and 9 offensive rebounds for a total of 39 in this matchup. They also rejected 6 tries while getting 7 steals for the game. The Gamecocks were called for 16 personal fouls for this contest which took the Bulldogs to the free throw line for 18 tries. They were able to make 13 of them for a rate of 72.2%. When talking about shooting from downtown, Mississippi State made 10 out of 19 attempts (52.6%). When the final whistle blew, the Bulldogs ended up going 26 out of 56 from the field which had them shooting 46.4%. The Bulldogs permitted the Gamecocks to make 19 of their 61 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 31.1% in this contest. They shot 20.0% from 3-point land by shooting 5 of 25 and finished the game at 16 of 23 at the charity stripe (69.6%). When talking about how they cleaned up the glass, Mississippi State allowed South Carolina to pull down 27 overall (9 on the offensive side).
D.J. Stewart was important for the Bulldogs in this matchup. He made 10 out of 17 in the game giving him a rate of 58.8%, which got him 29 points. Stewart totaled 3 rebounds in his 36 mins played and had 2 assists in the game. One more player who was a determining factor for Mississippi State was Iverson Molinar. He accumulated 16 points in 29 minutes on the court by way of 5 out of 11 from the floor for the contest. Molinar finished going 45.5% from the floor while collecting 4 assists and 4 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Mississippi State (-1.5) and over 144.5 points
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