Texas A&M Aggies vs Mississippi State Bulldogs Prediction, 1/13/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas A&M Aggies vs Mississippi State Bulldogs
Date: Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Location: Humphrey Coliseum in Starkville, MS
Odds/Point Spread: Texas A&M (+6)
Humphrey Coliseum is the venue where and the Mississippi State Bulldogs (8-4) will take on the Texas A&M Aggies (6-4) on Wednesday. Mississippi State opens this contest as 6-point favorites. The over/under opens at 130.5.
Texas A&M enters this matchup with a record of 6-4 this year. They cough up possession 16.8 times per contest and as a team are committing 17.7 fouls per game. As a team, Texas A&M is grabbing 33.4 rebounds per game and has accounted for 123 dimes for the season, which is 207th in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. The Aggies are connecting on 29.8% on shots from 3-point land (64 of 215) and 71.9% from the free throw line. They are averaging 66.0 points per outing (292nd in college hoops) while shooting 43.2% from the field. On the defensive end, the Aggies are forcing 16.5 turnovers every game and they draw 20.0 personal fouls. They rank 303rd in college basketball in allowing assists to their opponents with 170 surrendered for the year. The Aggies defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 44.0% (236 of 536) and they relinquish 30.8 boards per contest as a team. They give up 34.5% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are 71st in college basketball in opponents points per game (65.3).
The Texas A&M Aggies took the court against the Tennessee Volunteers and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 68-54 in their last contest. Texas A&M finished with a 34.0% field goal percentage (16 of 47) and made 8 out of their 23 3-pointers. At the free throw line, the Aggies buried 14 of their 18 tries for a percentage of 77.8%. In relation to hauling in boards, they collected a total of 25 with 9 of them being offensive. They also doled out 8 assists in this matchup while getting 7 steals and 2 blocks. In relation to defense, Texas A&M allowed 34.0% from the floor on 16 of 47 shooting. Tennessee totaled 23 dimes and had 6 steals for this contest. Moreover, the Volunteers pulled down 23 rebounds (3 offensive, 20 defensive) and added 2 blocked shots. Tennessee finished the game at 66.7% at the free throw line by making 6 of 9 tries. They made 8 out of their 21 tries from three-point range.
Savion Flagg is one guy who came through for the matchup. He notched 12 points on 4 out of 8 shooting. He was on the court for 29 mins played and also grabbed 3 boards. Flagg finished the game shooting 50.0% from the field and also distributed 2 assists. One more player that was a contributor in this contest for the Aggies was Quenton Jackson. He collected 2 rebounds and also accounted for 3 assists. He finished the game shooting 33.3% from the field in this game by shooting 1-of-3 (11 points). Overall, Jackson was on the hardwood for 21 minutes.
Mississippi State has a win-loss mark of 8-4 so far this year. The Bulldogs commit 16.6 fouls per contest and they go 63.2% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 12.9 times per game (208th in college basketball) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 13.3 times per game. Mississippi State has accounted for 902 points this season (75.2 per game) and they pull down 40.4 rebounds per contest. In terms of offensive execution, the Bulldogs are shooting 46.8% from the floor, which has them ranked 87th in the country. The Bulldogs on defense are ranked 101st in college hoops in points per game surrendered with 66.9. They have conceded 14.6 assists and 31.0 boards per contest, which has them ranked 271st and 41st in college hoops. The Mississippi State defense gives up 36.4% on 3-point attempts (110 of 302) and opponents are converting on 72.9% of their free throw attempts. They are forcing 12.5 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 40.3% from the floor (68th in D-1).
For their last game, the Mississippi State Bulldogs walked away with a victory by a final of 84-81 against the Vanderbilt Commodores. The Bulldogs pulled down 29 defensive boards and 5 offensive boards totaling 34 in the matchup. They also stuffed 3 tries while earning 5 steals in this contest. The Commodores earned 19 fouls for the contest which took the Bulldogs to the free throw line for a total of 28 tries. They were able to knock down 18 of them for a rate of 64.3%. With regard to shooting from downtown, Mississippi State knocked down 4 of their 7 tries (57.1%). Overall, the Bulldogs finished 31 for 51 from the floor which had them at 60.8%. The Bulldogs allowed the Commodores to make 25 of 60 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 41.7% for this contest. They finished the game shooting 45.5% from 3-point land by shooting 15 of 33 and finished the game at 16 of 21 at the charity stripe (76.2%). In regard to team rebounding, Mississippi State permitted Vanderbilt to grab 30 in total (9 offensive).
Iverson Molinar was important for the Bulldogs for this contest. He made 9 out of 11 for this game giving him a field goal percentage of 81.8%, which got him 24 points. Molinar pulled down 8 rebounds in his 37 mins and accumulated 2 dimes for the game. Someone else who came through for Mississippi State was Tolu Smith. He accumulated 18 points in 31 minutes played by way of 7 out of 8 from the floor in this matchup. Smith finished going 87.5% from the floor and also totaling 2 assists and 7 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Texas A&M (+6)
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