Mississippi State Bulldogs vs Missouri Tigers Prediction, 2/21/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Mississippi State Bulldogs vs Missouri Tigers
Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2023
Location: Mizzou Arena in Columbia, MO
The Missouri Tigers (19-8) will try to defeat the Mississippi State Bulldogs (18-9) at Mizzou Arena on Tuesday.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs played Ole Miss and took home the win by a score of 69-61 in their last game. Concerning personal fouls, the Bulldogs ended up walking away with 20 and Ole Miss finished the game with 16 personal fouls. They knocked down 3 out of their 22 attempts from distance. Ole Miss ended up going 69.2% from the charity stripe by knocking down 18 of their 26 attempts. In addition, Ole Miss collected 29 rebounds (9 offensive, 20 defensive), but finished the game with no rejections. Ole Miss distributed 13 dimes and had 13 steals for this contest. With regard to defense, Mississippi State allowed their opponent to shoot 32.3% from the floor on 20 of 62 shooting. They also doled out 15 dimes for the matchup as well as creating 6 turnovers and earning 4 steals. In terms of grabbing rebounds, they earned a total of 41 with 9 of them being offensive. From the charity stripe, the Bulldogs made 18 of 21 shots for a percentage of 85.7%. Mississippi State walked away from the game having earned a 46.2% field goal percentage (24 of 52) and converted 3 of their 18 shots from beyond the arc.
Cameron Matthews is one player who played a role for the matchup. He left the arena with 17 points on 5 of 7 shooting. He played for 31 mins played and snagged 7 rebounds. He finished the contest at 71.4% from the floor and also recorded 3 assists.
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Mississippi State comes into this contest with a mark of 18-9 on the year. They average 65.9 points per outing (324th in Division 1) while going 42.6% from the field. The Bulldogs are connecting on 28.2% on three-point attempts (152 of 539) and 63.8% from the free throw line. As a team, Mississippi State is pulling down 37.3 boards per game and has earned 394 dimes on the season, which has them ranked 99th in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. They lose possession via turnover 12.6 times per contest and as a basketball team they are committing 15.0 personal fouls on a nightly basis.
On the defensive end, the Bulldogs are able to force 15.0 turnovers per game while drawing 17.2 personal fouls. They are surrendering 30.0% from 3-point land while they are 6th in college basketball in points per game allowed (59.3). The Bulldogs defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 38.7% (566 of 1,461) and they relinquish 33.7 boards per game as a group. They are ranked 130th in Division 1 in allowing assists to their opponents with 329 relinquished for the year.
The last time they took the court, the Missouri Tigers went home defeated by a final of 69-60 when they played Texas A&M. Concerning attacking the glass, Missouri allowed Texas A&M to pull down 38 in total (14 on the offensive glass). They went 38.1% from three-point range by connecting on 8 of 21 and walked away from this one shooting 17 out of 19 at the charity stripe (89.5%). The Tigers permitted Texas A&M to knock down 22 of their 50 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 44.0% in the matchup. When the game finished, the Tigers finished 20 for 51 from the floor which gave them a rate of 39.2%. In terms of shooting from downtown, Missouri buried 9 of their 26 attempts (34.6%). They were able to bury 11 of the free throw tries for a clip of 68.8%. Texas A&M was called for 13 personal fouls in this matchup which took the Tigers to the charity stripe for 16 shots. They gave up possession of the ball 8 times, while getting 14 steals for the game. The Tigers were able to corral 14 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive rebounds totaling 22 for this contest.
Kobe Brown was important for the Tigers for the contest. He made 8 of 13 in the matchup for a rate of 61.5%, and had 6 rebounds. He earned 24 points in his 39 mins on the hardwood, but wasn't able to notch an assist.
Missouri has a win-loss mark of 19-8 on the year. The Tigers commit 18.6 fouls per game and they shoot 75.6% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 16.5 times per contest (17th in D-1) and they turn it over 11.6 times per contest. Missouri has totaled 2,169 pts for the year (80.3 per contest) and they grab 30.5 rebounds per game. When it comes to offensive execution, the Tigers are shooting 47.3% from the field, which is ranked 42nd in the country.
The Tigers on defense are ranked 327th in college hoops in PPG surrendered with 75.5. They are forcing 17.5 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 44.6% from the floor (257th in college basketball). The Missouri defense surrenders 35.8% on 3-pointers (239 of 667) and opponents are connecting on 74.1% of their free throw shots. They have surrendered 14.6 dimes and 38.0 total rebounds per game, which is 318th and 343rd in college hoops.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Missouri and under the total points
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