Mississippi State Bulldogs vs Auburn Tigers Prediction, 3/6/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Mississippi State Bulldogs vs Auburn Tigers
Date: Saturday, March 6, 2021
Location: Auburn Arena in Auburn, AL
Odds/Point Spread: Mississippi State (+2.5)
Auburn Arena is the venue where and the Auburn Tigers (12-14) will play the Mississippi State Bulldogs (14-12) on Saturday. The spread on this game has Auburn as 2.5-point favorites. The O/U is set at 141.
Mississippi State steps onto the court with a record of 14-12 for the season. They are turning it over 15.1 times per contest and as a group are committing 15.6 personal fouls every game. As a unit, Mississippi State is pulling down 38.8 rebounds per game and is sitting with 342 assists this season, which is 74th in college hoops in terms of passing the ball. The Bulldogs are connecting on 35.3% on three-point attempts (143 of 405) and 64.2% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 69.4 points per contest (231st in college hoops) while going 45.6% from the floor. On the defensive end, the Bulldogs have forced 12.4 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 16.2 personal fouls. They are giving up 31.6% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 56th in D-1 in opponents points per game (65.2). The Bulldogs defense is giving up a FG percentage of 39.8% (608 of 1,528) and they surrender 32.0 boards per game as a group. They are 309th in Division 1 in giving up assists with 351 surrendered for the campaign.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs played the Texas A&M Aggies and took home the win by a score of 63-57 in their last game. Mississippi State ended the game having earned a 53.1% FG percentage (26 of 49) and buried 8 of 19 3-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Bulldogs buried 3 of their 12 tries for a percentage of 25.0%. When talking about rebounding, they compiled 37 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 18 assists for this game in addition to forcing the other team into 4 turnovers and getting 2 steals. When discussing the defense, Mississippi State let their opponent shoot 31.9% from the field on 22 out of 69 shooting. Texas A&M totaled 13 assists and had 9 steals for the game. Additionally, Texas A&M collected 32 boards (12 offensive, 20 defensive) and got 1 block. Texas A&M finished the game shooting 90.0% from the charity stripe by knocking down 9 of 10 shots. They converted 4 out of their 25 attempts from beyond the arc.
Iverson Molinar is someone who came through in the game. He accounted for 18 points on 7 of 12 shooting. He played 35 minutes played and also collected 5 rebounds. Molinar finished the game at 58.3% from the field and also recorded 3 assists. Someone else that was a determining factor in this contest for the Bulldogs was D.J. Stewart. He pulled down 5 rebounds in his 38 min on the court. He finished the game at 38.5% from the floor for this contest via 5-of-13 (14 points). At the conclusion of this game, Stewart accounted for 1 assist.
Auburn has a record of 12-14 for the year. On the offensive side of the court, the Tigers are shooting 43.7% from the floor, which ranks them 208th in Division 1. Auburn has totaled 2,006 pts so far this season (77.2 per contest) and they grab 39.6 rebounds per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 14.8 times per game (77th in college basketball) and they are turning it over 16.5 times per contest. The Tigers have committed 18.0 fouls per contest and they go 70.4% from the free throw line. The Tigers defensively are ranked 306th in college basketball in PPG surrendered with 76.7. They are forcing 13.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 43.8% from the field (199th in the nation). The Auburn defense gives up 32.9% on shots from distance (196 of 596) and opponents are connecting on 68.8% of their foul shots. They relinquish 12.7 assists and 36.2 total rebounds per game, ranking them 163rd and 245th in the nation.
When they last stepped on the court, the Auburn Tigers went home defeated by a final of 70-58 against the Alabama Crimson Tide. The Tigers were able to snag 30 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive boards for a total of 40 in the game. They coughed up the ball 20 times, while recording 4 steals in this matchup. The Crimson Tide committed 15 fouls in this matchup which took the Tigers to the free throw line for a total of 16 attempts. They were able to make 10 of the free throws for a percentage of 62.5%. In relation to shots from distance, Auburn made 6 out of their 24 tries (25.0%). In all, the Tigers shot 21 out of 53 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 39.6%. The Tigers allowed the Crimson Tide to bury 27 of their 68 attempts from the floor which had them at 39.7% in this contest. They finished the game shooting 28.6% from behind the 3-point line via 10 of 35 and ended up shooting 6 out of 11 at the free throw line (54.5%). Concerning rebounding, Auburn allowed Alabama to get 31 overall (10 on the offensive side).
Jaylin Williams ended up being a factor for the Tigers for this game. He made 5 of 6 in the game for a rate of 83.3%, and had 3 rebounds. Williams accumulated 13 points in his 31 minutes on the court and had 1 assist for this game. Someone else who came through for Auburn was Devan Cambridge. He finished with 1 assist in his 36 minutes on the hardwood, and he put in 4 out of 9 from the floor. Cambridge walked away from this one going 44.4% from the field while collecting 11 points and 6 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Auburn (-2.5)
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