Montana Grizzlies vs Mississippi State Bulldogs Prediction, 11/13/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Montana Grizzlies vs Mississippi State Bulldogs
Date: Saturday, November 13, 2021
Location: Humphrey Coliseum in Starkville, MS
The Mississippi State Bulldogs (18-15 last year) will try to beat the Montana Grizzlies (15-13 last season) at Humphrey Coliseum on Saturday.
The Montana Grizzlies played Dickinson State and went home with a win by a final score of 74-27 in their last game. In reference to fouls, the Grizzlies left the arena with 9 while Dickinson State totaled 15 fouls. They converted 1 out of their 20 tries from beyond the arc. Dickinson State walked away from this one shooting 100.0% when shooting free throws by burying 2 of their 2 shots. On top of that, Dickinson State totaled 29 rebounds (6 offensive, 23 defensive), but didn't notch a rejection. Dickinson State distributed 5 assists and had 5 steals for this game. In terms of defense, Montana allowed their opponent to shoot 22.2% from the field on 12 of 54 shooting. They also doled out 19 dimes in the matchup as well as forcing the opposition into 15 turnovers and getting 7 steals. When talking about rebounding, they earned a total of 38 with 4 of them being offensive. At the free throw line, the Grizzlies knocked down 12 of their 18 tries for a rate of 66.7%. Montana walked away from the game with a 49.1% field goal percentage (28 of 57) and made 6 of their 15 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Josh Bannan is one guy who was important in this matchup. He totaled 15 points on 5 out of 11 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 21 minutes and grabbed 10 boards. He finished the game shooting 45.5% from the field but wasn't able to get a dime.
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Montana steps onto the court after finishing with a record of 15-13 last year. They turned the ball over 13.3 times per contest and as a unit committed 19.7 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Montana pulled down 33.1 boards per game and racked up 356 dimes last season, which had them ranked 104th in the nation in terms of passing the ball. The Grizzlies connected on 36.2% on shots from 3-point land (154 of 425) and 78.2% from the free throw line. They had an average of 70.8 points per game (190th in the nation) while connecting on 46.0% from the field.
When they were on the defensive end, the Grizzlies forced their opponents into 12.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and they drew 18.1 fouls. They were 202nd in college hoops in allowing assists to their opponents with 324 surrendered over the course of last season. The Grizzlies defensively gave up a shooting percentage of 42.9% (667 of 1,555) and they conceded 32.8 boards per game as a unit. They gave up 31.2% from 3-point land while they were 84th in D-1 in PPG allowed (67.0).
In their last game, the Mississippi State Bulldogs walked away with a victory by a final of 75-49 when they played North Alabama. The Bulldogs pulled down 29 defensive rebounds and 13 offensive boards totaling 42 in the game. They also coughed it up 13 times, while earning 12 steals in the game. North Alabama committed 20 personal fouls for the contest which took the Bulldogs to the free throw line for a total of 26 shots. They were able to convert 15 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 57.7%. In regard to shots from downtown, Mississippi State buried 6 of 18 tries (33.3%). Overall, the Bulldogs finished 27 out of 56 from the field which gave them a percentage of 48.2%. The Bulldogs allowed North Alabama to bury 19 of their 61 attempts from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 31.1% for this game. They finished 25.0% from three-point range via 8 of 32 and finished the contest at 3 of 4 from the free throw line (75.0%). With respect to team rebounding, Mississippi State allowed North Alabama to pull down 31 overall (10 on the offensive side).
Cam Carter was important for the Bulldogs in this matchup. He converted 4 out of 4 for the contest giving him a rate of 100.0%, and had 1 rebound. He accumulated 11 points in his 19 minutes on the hardwood and tallied 2 dimes for this contest.
Mississippi State had a win-loss mark of 18-15 last year. The Bulldogs were responsible for committing 15.5 fouls per game and they went 65.8% from the charity stripe. Their rate of dishing out assists was at 13.0 times per contest (188th in college basketball) and they turned it over 15.1 times per contest. Mississippi State tallied 2,287 pts last season (69.3 per contest) and they pulled in 39.0 boards per game. As an offensive unit, the Bulldogs connected on 45.4% from the field, which ranked 103rd in the nation.
The Bulldogs defensively were ranked 79th in the nation in points per game surrendered with 66.8. They forced 11.8 TO's every game and allowed teams to shoot 40.4% from the field (31st in college hoops). The Mississippi State defense conceded 32.5% on shots from behind the 3-point line (261 of 803) and opponents connected on 74.7% of their foul shots. They allowed 14.2 assists and 32.0 rebounds every game, which was ranked 270th and 48th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Montana
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