Mississippi State Bulldogs vs LSU Tigers Prediction, 2/12/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Mississippi State Bulldogs vs LSU Tigers
Date: Saturday, February 12, 2022
Location: Pete Maravich Assembly Center in Baton Rouge, LA
The Mississippi State Bulldogs (14-9) are traveling to Pete Maravich Assembly Center on Saturday where they will try to beat the LSU Tigers (17-7).
The Mississippi State Bulldogs faced off with Tennessee and ended up losing by a score of 72-63 in their last game. In the matter of personal fouls, the Bulldogs finished with 14 while Tennessee racked up 16 personal fouls. They knocked down 8 of 19 shots from three-point range. Tennessee finished 88.9% at the free throw line by knocking down 8 of their 9 shots. On top of that, Tennessee grabbed 25 rebounds (8 offensive, 17 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. Tennessee doled out 14 assists and had 13 steals in the game. In the matter of the defense, Mississippi State let their opponent shoot 49.1% from the field on 28 of 57 shooting. They also doled out 14 assists for the game in addition to forcing the other team into 10 turnovers and earning 5 steals. In the matter of hauling in boards, they compiled 27 with 7 of them being of the offensive variety. At the charity stripe, the Bulldogs made 14 of their 23 tries for a percentage of 60.9%. Mississippi State finished with a 50.0% FG percentage (22 of 44) and made 5 of 14 shots from distance.
Garrison Brooks is one guy who played a role for the contest. He went 66.7% from the field and recorded 1 assist. He saw the court for 34 mins and pulled down 8 rebounds. He accounted for 15 points on 6 out of 9 shooting.
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Mississippi State heads into this matchup with a win-loss record of 14-9 this year. They are averaging 73.0 points per contest (135th in Division 1) while shooting 47.2% from the floor. The Bulldogs are hitting 32.6% on shots from downtown (127 of 390) and 72.0% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Mississippi State is pulling down 36.4 boards per game and has 320 dimes on the campaign, which has them ranked 125th in the nation in terms of passing the rock. They are turning it over 12.8 times per contest and as a group they commit 15.4 fouls on a nightly basis.
When they are on defense, the Bulldogs are able to force 12.8 turnovers per contest while drawing 16.6 fouls. They are giving up 33.6% on shots from downtown and they are ranked 115th in the nation in points per game allowed (66.6). The Bulldogs defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 43.3% (552 of 1,274) and they surrender 29.2 boards per game as a unit. They rank 237th in college hoops in allowing assists to their opponents with 306 surrendered this season.
The last time they took the hardwood, the LSU Tigers got the victory with a final of 76-68 against Texas A&M. In reference to team rebounding, LSU allowed Texas A&M to get 36 in total (19 on the offensive side). They went 26.7% from distance via 8 out of 30 and finished the contest at 18 of 29 at the charity stripe (62.1%). The Tigers permitted Texas A&M to convert 21 of their 64 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 32.8% in this game. In all, the Tigers ended up shooting 25 out of 51 from the floor which gave them a rate of 49.0%. When it comes to shooting from 3-point land, LSU buried 8 of 16 attempts (50.0%). They were able to knock down 18 of the free throws for a clip of 69.2%. Texas A&M had 19 personal fouls for the matchup which got the Tigers to the charity stripe for a total of 26 shots. They gave up possession of the ball 21 times, while getting 10 steals for the game. The Tigers were able to collect 27 defensive boards and 10 offensive boards for a total of 37 for the game.
Tari Eason ended up being a factor for the Tigers for the contest. He converted 7 out of 12 for the contest for a rate of 58.3%, and had 12 rebounds. He scored 25 points in his 27 minutes on the court and totaled 1 assist in the game.
LSU has a record of 17-7 so far this year. The Tigers are responsible for committing 19.3 fouls every game while shooting 71.1% from the charity stripe. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 12.4 times per game (231st in the nation) and they are losing possession via turnover 15.0 times per game. LSU has totaled 1,745 points this season (72.7 per game) and they grab 38.9 boards per contest. As an offense, the Tigers are connecting on 44.1% from the field, which has them ranked 177th in the nation.
The Tigers defensively are ranked 18th in college hoops in points allowed per contest with 61.0. They are forcing 17.8 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 37.3% from the floor (6th in D-1). The LSU defense allows 28.2% on shots from distance (178 of 631) and their opposition knocks down 63.7% of their shots from the free throw line. They have surrendered 11.2 assists and 35.0 boards per game, which has them ranked 73rd and 211th in the country.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Mississippi State
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