Mississippi State Bulldogs vs Texas Tech Red Raiders Prediction, 1/29/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Mississippi State Bulldogs vs Texas Tech Red Raiders
Date: Saturday, January 29, 2022
Location: United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock, TX
United Supermarkets Arena is where the Texas Tech Red Raiders (15-5) will take on the Mississippi State Bulldogs (13-6) on Saturday.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs faced off with Kentucky and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 82-74 in their last contest. Mississippi State wrapped up the game with a 42.9% field goal percentage (27 of 63) and converted 6 of 19 3-point attempts. At the free throw line, the Bulldogs converted 14 of 23 tries for a percentage of 60.9%. In relation to grabbing rebounds, they earned 30 with 7 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 12 dimes for the game while forcing the other team into 16 turnovers and having 7 steals. In regard to the defense, Mississippi State allowed 47.0% from the field on 31 of 66 shooting. Kentucky recorded 16 dimes and had 5 steals in this game. Furthermore, Kentucky grabbed 42 rebounds (12 offensive, 30 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. Kentucky ended up going 70.0% from the free throw line by knocking down 14 of their 20 tries. They buried 6 of their 23 attempts from 3-point land. When it comes to fouls, the Bulldogs ended up with 19 and Kentucky accumulated 20 fouls.
Iverson Molinar is someone who was a major factor in the game. He finished shooting 61.9% from the field and also dished out 3 dimes. He played 36 minutes played and also snagged 3 rebounds. He left the arena with 30 points on 13 out of 21 shooting.
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Mississippi State will enter this game with a mark of 13-6 so far this season. They turn it over 11.8 times per contest and as a unit they commit 15.2 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Mississippi State is collecting 37.4 boards per contest and has accumulated 272 assists on the season, which ranks 119th in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. The Bulldogs are hitting 32.7% on shots from distance (111 of 339) and 72.5% from the free throw line. They are averaging 75.4 pts per game (90th in D-1) while shooting 47.7% from the floor.
Defensively, the Bulldogs have forced 13.3 turnovers per contest while drawing 16.8 personal fouls. They give up 33.9% on 3-pointers while they are 102nd in college hoops in PPG allowed (66.2). The Bulldogs defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 42.6% (448 of 1,051) and they relinquish 29.2 rebounds per game as a unit. They are ranked 239th in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 250 relinquished for the season.
In their last game, the Texas Tech Red Raiders took a loss by a final score of 94-91 against Kansas. The Red Raiders were able to corral 26 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive rebounds for a total of 34 in the matchup. They turned the ball over 10 times, while getting 9 steals for this game. Kansas committed 19 fouls for this contest which took the Red Raiders to the free throw line for 24 tries. They were able to make 17 of them for a percentage of 70.8%. In reference to shots from downtown, Texas Tech knocked down 6 of 20 attempts (30.0%). When all was said and done, the Red Raiders ended up going 34 for 73 from the floor which had them sitting at 46.6%. The Red Raiders permitted Kansas to make 32 out of 74 attempts from the field which had them sitting at 43.2% in the matchup. They finished 34.8% from beyond the arc by shooting 8 of 23 and ended up shooting 22 of 30 at the free throw line (73.3%). In regard to team rebounding, Texas Tech allowed Kansas to get 44 in all (12 on the offensive side).
Bryson Williams was important for the Red Raiders in the game. He converted 14 out of 19 for the contest giving him a rate of 73.7%, and added 5 rebounds. He accumulated 33 points in his 40 minutes on the hardwood and had 1 assist for the matchup.
Texas Tech has a mark of 15-5 for the year. When it comes to executing on offense, the Red Raiders are shooting 47.0% from the floor, which is ranked 49th in Division 1. Texas Tech has scored 1,495 pts on the season (74.8 per game) and they pull down 38.1 rebounds per contest. They are dishing out assists 14.1 times per contest (129th in Division 1) and they cough up possession 13.5 times per game. The Red Raiders are responsible for committing 16.8 personal fouls per contest while shooting 67.9% from the charity stripe.
The Texas Tech defense allows 31.1% on three-point shots (157 of 505) and their opposition makes 67.0% of their free throw attempts. They surrender 11.3 assists and 30.9 rebounds per contest, which has them ranked 81st and 31st in college hoops. The Red Raiders on defense are ranked 18th in college hoops in points per game surrendered with 60.8. They are forcing 16.4 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 38.2% from the field (15th in D-1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Texas Tech
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