Mississippi State Bulldogs vs Texas A&M Aggies Prediction, 3/3/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Mississippi State Bulldogs vs Texas A&M Aggies
Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Location: Reed Arena in College Station, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Mississippi State (-4.5)
The Texas A&M Aggies (8-7) host the Mississippi State Bulldogs (13-12) at Reed Arena on Wednesday. The line on this game has Mississippi State as 4.5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 124.5.
Mississippi State will take the court with a record of 13-12 so far this year. They are turning it over 15.0 times per contest and as a squad they commit 15.9 personal fouls per contest. As a team, Mississippi State is grabbing 38.8 rebounds per contest and has tallied 324 assists for the season, which is 86th in the country in terms of passing the ball. The Bulldogs are connecting on 35.0% on three-point attempts (135 of 386) and 65.1% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 69.6 points per contest (226th in college hoops) while going 45.3% from the field. On the defensive end, the Bulldogs are forcing 12.8 turnovers per contest while drawing 16.4 fouls. They rank 303rd in Division 1 in allowing assists to their opponents with 338 surrendered for the campaign. The Bulldogs defense is giving up a FG percentage of 40.2% (586 of 1,459) and they relinquish 31.8 boards per game as a unit. They are conceding 32.3% on shots from beyond the arc and they are ranked 61st in the country in PPG allowed (65.6).
The Mississippi State Bulldogs faced the Alabama Crimson Tide and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 64-59 in their last contest. Mississippi State walked away from the contest with a 40.7% FG percentage (24 out of 59) and made 1 out of their 12 3-pointers. From the charity stripe, the Bulldogs made 10 of 17 attempts for a percentage of 58.8%. Regarding pulling down boards, they earned 38 with 10 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 10 assists for this game while forcing the other team into 14 turnovers and having 5 steals. In relation to the defense, Mississippi State allowed their opponent to shoot 32.3% from the floor on 21 out of 65 shooting. Alabama recorded 9 dimes and had 11 steals for the game. Moreover, Alabama totaled 44 rebounds (16 offensive, 28 defensive) and got 3 rejections. Alabama finished the contest at 88.2% from the charity stripe by making 15 of their 17 tries. They buried 7 out of their 28 attempts from beyond the arc.
D.J. Stewart is a guy who was a major contributor for the contest. He scored 15 points on 4 out of 12 shooting. He played 34 mins played and also totaled 1 rebound. Stewart went 33.3% from the field and also distributed 4 assists. An additional guy that was a contributor in the game for the Bulldogs was Tolu Smith. He pulled down 13 rebounds in his 35 min on the basketball court. He finished shooting 66.7% from the floor in this contest by connecting on 6-of-9 (12 points). When the time ran out, Smith wasn't able to record an assist.
Texas A&M has a mark of 8-7 on the year. The Aggies are committing 16.7 fouls per contest and they shoot 72.3% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 11.6 times per game (292nd in the country) and they are losing possession via turnover 15.4 times per game. Texas A&M has tallied 952 pts on the season (63.5 per game) and they average 33.1 rebounds per game. When it comes to executing on offense, the Aggies are shooting 41.7% from the floor, which ranks 296th in college basketball. The Aggies on the defensive side of the court are 53rd in the nation in PPG surrendered with 65.1. They are forcing 15.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 44.3% from the floor (218th in college basketball). The Texas A&M defense allows 33.3% on 3-point shots (126 of 378) and their opponents are converting on 64.0% of their free throw shots. They allow 16.3 dimes and 31.7 rebounds per game, ranking them 330th and 45th in D-1.
The last time they took the court, the Texas A&M Aggies took home the win by a final score of 68-61 against the Kansas State Wildcats. The Aggies recorded 25 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive rebounds totaling 34 for the game. They also turned it over 9 times, while getting 8 steals for the matchup. The Wildcats committed 18 fouls in the game which took the Aggies to the charity stripe for a total of 26 attempts. They were able to make 22 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 84.6%. In relation to shooting from beyond the arc, Texas A&M buried 6 of 14 tries (42.9%). When the final whistle was blown, the Aggies went 20 out of 49 from the floor which gave them a rate of 40.8%. The Aggies permitted the Wildcats to knock down 23 of 56 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 41.1% in the game. They shot 28.6% from behind the 3-point line by connecting on 10 out of 35 and walked away from this one shooting 5 of 9 at the charity stripe (55.6%). Concerning cleaning up the glass, Texas A&M allowed Kansas State to snag 29 overall (9 on the offensive glass).
Jay Jay Chandler pitched in for the Aggies in the game. He buried 5 out of 12 for this contest for a field goal rate of 41.7%, and had 3 rebounds. Chandler accumulated 14 points in his 29 minutes on the hardwood, but finished this game without an assist. An additional guy that played a role for Texas A&M was Emanuel Miller. He walked away with no assists in 27 mins on the hardwood, and he shot 4 out of 9 from the floor. Miller ended the game having shot 44.4% from the floor as well as contributing 12 points and 5 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Texas A&M (+4.5)
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