Mississippi State Bulldogs vs Arkansas Razorbacks Prediction, 2/5/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Mississippi State Bulldogs vs Arkansas Razorbacks
Date: Saturday, February 5, 2022
Location: Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville, AR
The Arkansas Razorbacks (17-5) are welcoming the Mississippi State Bulldogs (14-7) at Bud Walton Arena on Saturday.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs played South Carolina and notched a win by a score of 78-64 in their last contest. In the matter of personal fouls, the Bulldogs left the arena with 18 while South Carolina finished the game with 18 personal fouls. They also made 5 out of their 18 attempts from beyond the arc. South Carolina ended up going 68.8% from the free throw line by making 11 of 16 attempts. Moreover, South Carolina totaled 20 boards (6 offensive, 14 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. South Carolina recorded 10 assists and had 10 steals for this game. In reference to the defense, Mississippi State allowed their opponent to shoot 41.4% from the field on 24 out of 58 shooting. They also doled out 15 assists for the game while forcing 10 turnovers and getting 7 steals. When discussing hauling in rebounds, they earned 37 with 11 of them being of the offensive sort. At the free throw line, the Bulldogs buried 20 of 26 attempts for a percentage of 76.9%. Mississippi State ended with a 54.0% field goal percentage (27 of 50) and converted 4 out of their 9 shots from beyond the arc.
Iverson Molinar is one player who was a major factor in this contest. He ended up walking away with 20 points on 5 out of 10 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 33 mins played and also snagged 3 rebounds. He shot 50.0% from the floor and also earned 3 assists.
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Mississippi State enters this game with a record of 14-7 on the season. They are averaging 74.3 points per outing (110th in D-1) while going 47.6% from the field. The Bulldogs are shooting 32.7% from downtown (119 of 364) and 72.6% from the free throw line. As a unit, Mississippi State is pulling in 36.8 boards per contest and has accounted for 295 dimes for the campaign, which has them ranked 122nd in the nation in terms of passing the rock. They are turning it over 12.7 times per contest and as a unit they are committing 15.4 personal fouls every game.
On the defensive end of the court, the Bulldogs are forcing 13.3 turnovers per game and they draw 16.6 fouls. They rank 251st in college hoops in allowing assists to the opposition with 280 surrendered this year. The Bulldogs defensively are allowing an opponent FG percentage of 43.3% (501 of 1,156) and they concede 28.9 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They are conceding 33.8% on 3-point attempts and they are ranked 114th in D-1 in opponents points per game (66.5).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Arkansas Razorbacks went home victorious with a score of 99-73 when they played Georgia. The Razorbacks collected 28 defensive boards and 7 offensive rebounds totaling 35 for the game. They turned the ball over 13 times, while getting 11 steals for this game. Georgia had 14 fouls in this game which took the Razorbacks to the free throw line for a total of 7 shots. They were able to convert 4 of them for a clip of 57.1%. In the matter of shots from beyond the arc, Arkansas converted 15 out of their 28 attempts (53.6%). Overall, the Razorbacks walked away from this one shooting 40 for 71 from the field which gave them a rate of 56.3%. The Razorbacks permitted Georgia to make 24 of 53 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 45.3% for the contest. They finished the game shooting 47.1% from distance by going 8 out of 17 and walked away from this one shooting 17 of 26 from the free throw line (65.4%). When discussing cleaning the glass, Arkansas permitted Georgia to snag 29 overall (4 offensive).
Stanley Umude ended up being a major contributor for the Razorbacks in this matchup. He knocked down 12 of 20 in this matchup for a rate of 60.0%, and tallied 4 rebounds. He accumulated 31 points in his 37 minutes of playing time and had 4 assists for the matchup.
Arkansas has a win-loss record of 17-5 this year. The Razorbacks are committing 16.7 personal fouls per game and they shoot 74.4% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 15.3 times per game (54th in D-1) and they are turning it over 13.0 times per contest. Arkansas has accounted for 1,744 points this year (79.3 per contest) and they collect 38.4 boards per game. As an offensive team, the Razorbacks are connecting on 45.9% from the floor, which is 89th in the country.
The Razorbacks on the defensive end are ranked 172nd in college hoops in points allowed per contest with 68.5. They are forcing their opponents into 15.4 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 41.7% from the floor (115th in the nation). The Arkansas defense surrenders 34.2% on 3-point attempts (176 of 514) and opponents are converting on 72.3% of their free throw shots. They have surrendered 13.0 assists and 32.3 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks 212th and 69th in those categories.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Arkansas
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