Ole Miss Rebels vs Mississippi State Bulldogs Prediction, 1/19/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Ole Miss Rebels vs Mississippi State Bulldogs
Date: Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Location: Humphrey Coliseum in Starkville, MS
Odds/Point Spread: Ole Miss (+2.5)
The Mississippi State Bulldogs (9-5) host the Ole Miss Rebels (6-6) at Humphrey Coliseum on Tuesday. Mississippi State opens this game as 2.5-point favorites. The O/U opens at 132.5.
Ole Miss will enter this game with a mark of 6-6 for the season. The Rebels are shooting 29.9% on shots from downtown (72 of 241) and 65.7% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 71.8 pts per game (189th in the nation) while connecting on 44.4% from the floor. They are losing possession via turnover 13.9 times per game and as a group they commit 18.3 fouls per game. As a team, Ole Miss is collecting 37.4 boards per contest and has accounted for 168 dimes this year, which ranks 130th in the nation in terms of passing. On defense, the Rebels are forcing 17.7 turnovers per game while drawing 18.2 personal fouls. The Rebels defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 41.2% (262 of 636) and they concede 33.5 rebounds per contest as a squad. They currently rank 150th in the country in giving up assists to their opponents with 137 relinquished for the season. They give up 36.5% from beyond the arc and they are 47th in college hoops in points per game allowed (63.9).
The Ole Miss Rebels faced off with the Georgia Bulldogs and went home with a loss by a final score of 78-74 in their last game. Ole Miss ended the contest with a 50.8% FG percentage (31 of 61) and knocked down 7 out of their 22 shots from beyond the arc. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Rebels made 5 of their 15 tries for a percentage of 33.3%. Pertaining to hauling in boards, they earned 27 with 13 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 19 assists for this game in addition to earning 6 steals and 2 rejections. In reference to defense, Ole Miss allowed their opponent to shoot 50.8% from the field on 31 out of 61 shooting. Georgia earned 18 dimes and had 7 steals in this game. Moreover, the Bulldogs grabbed 21 rebounds (3 offensive, 18 defensive) and had 2 rejections. Georgia finished 88.2% from the charity stripe by making 15 of 17 attempts. They buried 9 out of their 15 tries from three-point range.
Devontae Shuler is a player who was a contributor in the game. He recorded 24 points on 9 of 19 shooting. He played 35 mins and pulled down 4 rebounds. Shuler finished the game shooting 47.4% from the field and distributed 8 dimes. One more player that came through in the game for the Rebels was Jarkel Joiner. He had 2 rebounds and also accounted for 2 dimes. He finished 52.9% from the floor in the game via 9-of-17 (22 points). In all, Joiner was on the hardwood for 35 min.
Mississippi State has a mark of 9-5 for the season. In terms of offensive execution, the Bulldogs are hitting on 46.7% from the field, which is ranked 85th in college basketball. Mississippi State has accounted for 1,029 points on the campaign (73.5 per game) and they collect 40.3 boards per game. They are dishing out assists 12.9 times per game (214th in D-1) and they cough up possession 13.6 times per game. The Bulldogs are committing 16.2 fouls every game and they connect on 62.3% from the free throw line. The Bulldogs defensively are ranked 84th in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 66.3. They surrender 13.9 assists and 30.4 total rebounds per game, ranking them 235th and 26th in college basketball. The Mississippi State defense surrenders 35.6% on three-point shots (118 of 331) and their opponents are connecting on 74.3% of their shots from the charity stripe. They are forcing their opponents into 12.3 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 40.6% from the field (76th in Division 1).
When they last stepped on the court, the Mississippi State Bulldogs took home the win by a final score of 72-69 when they played the Florida Gators. The Bulldogs earned 30 defensive boards and 13 offensive boards totaling 43 for the matchup. They also stuffed 6 attempts while earning 6 steals for the matchup. The Gators committed 17 fouls for the contest which took the Bulldogs to the charity stripe for 24 attempts. They were able to knock down 13 of the free throw tries for a rate of 54.2%. With regard to shooting from beyond the arc, Mississippi State buried 1 of 8 attempts (12.5%). At the conclusion of this game, the Bulldogs ended up going 29 for 60 from the floor which had them sitting at 48.3%. The Bulldogs allowed the Gators to make 25 of 61 tries from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 41.0% in the matchup. They went 26.3% from distance by going 5 of 19 and ended up shooting 14 out of 16 from the free throw line (87.5%). In relation to team rebounding, Mississippi State permitted Florida to collect 22 in total (6 offensive).
Tolu Smith ended up being a major contributor for the Bulldogs in the matchup. He buried 11 out of 13 for the contest for a field goal percentage of 84.6%, which had him finishing with 27 points. Smith pulled down 14 rebounds in his 34 minutes and added 2 assists for the matchup. Another guy that was important for Mississippi State was Iverson Molinar. He was able to score 13 points in his 35 minutes played via 5 out of 13 from the floor for the contest. Molinar walked away from this one going 38.5% from the field in addition to contributing 3 dimes and 6 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Mississippi State (-2.5)
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