SEC Basketball Preview/Prediction: Auburn at Mississippi State

Mississippi State-Auburn basketball game preview

The Auburn Tigers visit the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Wednesday in Starkville in a key SEC basketball matchup. Look inside for a preview of the game including key players, a statistical comparison, team schedules, injury reports, game TV information and a final score prediction.

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Team Statistical Comparison

Auburn scores an average of 79.7 points per game while allowing opposing teams to score an average of 66.9 points per contest. Mississippi State scores an average of 71.5 points per game while allowing opposing teams to score an average of 66.1 points per contest.

This will be a battle between two of the top head coaches in the SEC, Ben Howland of Mississippi State and Bruce Pearl of Auburn. Auburn badly needs to win this one to gain a regular season SEC title. If the Tigers can pull off a victory over Mississippi State then they’ll only need to defeat a scrappy South Carolina squad in Auburn Arena to earn a regular season SEC championship. Auburn also needs a win over State to help solidify and No. 1 NCAA tournament seeding. The Bulldogs have an outside chance of slipping into the NCAA field but need to win out the regular season and then earn two or three wins in the SEC tournament. Sports betting junkies should make their gaming choices wisely.

FG% 3PT% FT% ORB RBM SPG BPG APG TOPG
Auburn 0.448 0.321 0.735 12.61 +5.25 8.57 8.25 14.57 12.07
Mississippi State 0.458 0.303 0.724 11.25 +5.89 8.00 3.46 13.32 12.86
Opp FG% Opp 3PT% RB Off RB Def OFRB% Scor. M 3ptMPG TM PPG Opp PPG
Auburn 0.384 0.312 40.43 35.18 0.34 +12.86 8.07 79.7 66.9
Mississippi State 0.428 0.319 36.29 30.39 0.34 +5.32 5.07 71.5 66.1

Key

FG%– Field goal shootage percentage.
3PT%– Three point field goal shootage percentage.
FT%– Free throw shooting percentage.
OREB– Offensive rebounds per game.
RBM– Average rebounding margin per game.
SPG– Steals per game.
BPG– Blocks per game.
APG– Assists per game.
TOPG– Turnovers per game.
Opp FG%– Opponent field goal percentage made.
Opp 3PT%– Opponent 3-point field goal percentage made.
RB Off– Rebounding Offense.
RB Def– Rebounding defense.
OFRB%– Offensive rebounding percentage.
Scor. M– Average game scoring margin.
3ptMPG– Three point shots made per game.
TM PPG– Team’s average points scored per game.
Opp PPG– Average points scored by opponents per game.

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Statistical Leaders

Scoring

SEC Rnk/Player Team Games FG 3PTFG FTs Points Avg.
3. Molinar, Iverson MSU 28 172 26 134 504 18.0
8. Smith, Jabari AUB 28 146 62 100 454 16.2
16. Green Jr., Wendell AUB 28 116 49 68 349 12.5
20. Johnson, K.D. AUB 28 109 38 89 345 12.3

Field Goal %

SEC Rnk/Player Team Games FGM FGA FG%
1. Kessler, Walker AUB 28 141 219 0.644
6. Molinar, Iverson MSU 28 172 362 0.475
9. Smith, Jabari AUB 28 146 336 0.435

3-point made per game

SEC Rnk/Player Team Games 3PT Made Avg. Per Game
5. Smith, Jabari AUB 28 62 2.21
14. Green Jr., Wendell AUB 28 49 1.75

Free Throw %

SEC Rnk/Player Team Games FT Att. FT Made FT%
2. Molinar, Iverson MSU 28 134 153 0.876
6. Smith, Jabari AUB 28 100 124 0.806

Rebounding

SEC Rnk/Player Team Games Off Def Total Avg. Per Game
4. Kessler, Walker AUB 28 73 159 232 8.29
8. Brooks, Garrison MSU 28 75 118 193 6.89
10. Smith, Jabari AUB 28 20 170 190 6.79

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Auburn vs. Mississippi State Basketball Series History

Auburn leads 79-70

Auburn Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS
0 K.D. Johnson G 6′-0″ 204 SO
1 Wendell Green Jr. G 5′-11″ 175 SO
2 Jaylin Williams F 6′-8″ 230 JR
5 Chris Moore F 6′-6″ 240 SO
10 Jabari Smith F 6′-10″ 220 FR
12 Zep Jasper G 6′-1″ 185 SR
13 Walker Kessler F 7′-1″ 245 SO
14 Preston Cook G 6′-4″ 205 SR
20 Carter Sobera G 6′-5″ 187 SO
21 Ty Cressman F 6′-7″ 244 JR
22 Allen Flanigan G 6′-6″ 215 JR
23 Babatunde Akingbola C 6′-10″ 245 JR
24 Lior Berman G 6′-4″ 215 JR
25 Chandler Leopard G 6′-3″ 195 JR
31 Michael Whitmore G 5′-10″ 160 SO
33 Chase Maasdorp G 6′-0″ 175 JR
35 Devan Cambridge G 6′-6″ 215 JR
44 Dylan Cardwell C 6′-11″ 250 SO

Mississippi State Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS
0 Rocket Watts G 6′-2″ 185 JR
1 Iverson Molinar G 6′-3″ 190 JR
2 Javian Davis F 6′-9″ 240 JR
3 Shakeel Moore G 6′-1″ 185 SO
4 Cameron Matthews G 6′-7″ 225 SO
5 Cam Carter G 6′-3″ 185 FR
10 Garrison Brooks F 6′-9″ 230 SR
11 Andersson Garcia G 6′-7″ 210 SO
12 Keshawn Murphy F 6′-10″ 245 FR
13 D.J. Jeffries F 6′-7″ 225 JR
20 Derek Fountain F 6′-9″ 225 SO
21 Justin Rumph G 6′-5″ 215 SR
24 Tyler Brumfield G 6′-1″ 180 FR
25 Isaac Stansbury G 6′-1″ 160 JR
35 Tolu Smith F 6′-11″ 245 JR
44 Alden Applewhite F 6′-7″ 200 FR

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Auburn Schedule/Results

Date Visitor Points Home Points
11/9/2021 Morehead State 54 Auburn 77
11/12/2021 UL Monroe 65 Auburn 93
11/19/2021 Auburn 58 South Florida 52
11/24/2021 UConn 115 Auburn 109
11/25/2021 Auburn 62 Loyola Chicago 53
11/26/2021 Syracuse 68 Auburn 89
12/1/2021 UCF 68 Auburn 85
12/4/2021 Yale 64 Auburn 86
12/11/2021 Nebraska 68 Auburn 99
12/14/2021 North Alabama 44 Auburn 70
12/18/2021 Auburn 74 Saint Louis 70
12/22/2021 Murray State 58 Auburn 71
12/29/2021 LSU 55 Auburn 70
1/4/2022 Auburn 81 South Carolina 66
1/8/2022 Florida 73 Auburn 85
1/11/2022 Auburn 81 Alabama 77
1/15/2022 Auburn 80 Ole Miss 71
1/19/2022 Georgia 60 Auburn 83
1/22/2022 Kentucky 71 Auburn 80
1/25/2022 Auburn 55 Missouri 54
1/29/2022 Oklahoma 68 Auburn 86
2/1/2022 Alabama 81 Auburn 100
2/5/2022 Auburn 74 Georgia 72
2/8/2022 Auburn 80 Arkansas 76
2/12/2022 Texas A&M 58 Auburn 75
2/16/2022 Vanderbilt 80 Auburn 94
2/19/2022 Auburn 62 Florida 63
2/23/2022 Ole Miss 64 Auburn 77
2/26/2022 Auburn 62 Tennessee 67
3/2/2022 Auburn Mississippi State
3/5/2022 South Carolina Auburn

Mississippi State Schedule/Results

Date Visitor Points Home Points
11/10/2021 North Alabama 49 Mississippi State 75
11/13/2021 Montana 49 Mississippi State 86
11/17/2021 Detroit Mercy 64 Mississippi State 77
11/21/2021 Morehead State 46 Mississippi State 66
11/25/2021 Mississippi State 58 Louisville 72
11/27/2021 Mississippi State 82 Richmond 71
12/2/2021 Lamar 60 Mississippi State 75
12/5/2021 Minnesota 81 Mississippi State 76
12/11/2021 Mississippi State 63 Colorado State 66
12/14/2021 Georgia State 50 Mississippi State 79
12/17/2021 Furman 66 Mississippi State 69
12/21/2021 Winthrop 63 Mississippi State 84
12/29/2021 Arkansas 68 Mississippi State 81
1/5/2022 Mississippi State PPD Missouri PPD
1/8/2022 Mississippi State 72 Ole Miss 82
1/12/2022 Georgia 72 Mississippi State 88
1/15/2022 Alabama 76 Mississippi State 78
1/19/2022 Mississippi State 72 Florida 80
1/22/2022 Ole Miss 60 Mississippi State 78
1/25/2022 Mississippi State 74 Kentucky 82
1/29/2022 Mississippi State 50 Texas Tech 76
2/1/2022 South Carolina 64 Mississippi State 78
2/5/2022 Mississippi State 55 Arkansas 63
2/9/2022 Tennessee 72 Mississippi State 63
2/12/2022 Mississippi State 65 LSU 69
2/16/2022 Mississippi State 75 Alabama 80
2/19/2022 Missouri 49 Mississippi State 68
2/23/2022 Mississippi State 56 South Carolina 66
2/26/2022 Vanderbilt 69 Mississippi State 74
3/2/2022 Auburn Mississippi State
3/5/2022 Mississippi State Texas A&M

Injuries and Suspensions

Auburn

None reported.

Mississippi State

[F] 12/01/2021 – Keshawn Murphy is out for season (Redshirt)
[G] 02/26/2022 – Rocket Watts is “?” (Arm)

Source: statfox.com

Auburn-Mississippi State Prediction

Auburn 75, Mississippi State 72

Score prediction for entertainment purposes only.


Wednesday‘s game tips off at 9:00 PM ET. TV: SEC Network.

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