Saturday, December 19, 2015
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The Michigan State Spartans travel to Matthews Arena to play the Northeastern Huskies on Saturday, December 19, 2015. The opening line for this game has Michigan State as 9 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 146.
The Spartans come into this game with an overall record of 11-0 and a road record of 0-0. They are 7-3 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-7. The Huskies have an overall record of 7-3 and a home record of 3-0. They have an over/under record of 4-4 and they are 4-4 against the spread.
Denzel Valentine comes into this contest averaging 18.6 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Spartans. He pulls down 8.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Bryn Forbes averages 12.7 points per game in 25.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 2.2 rebounds per game for Michigan State. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
David Walker averages 21.5 points per game while playing 36.3 minutes per contest this year for the Huskies. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per game and has 3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Quincy Ford averages 16.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.8 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
Michigan State averages 79.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 58th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 23 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them ranked 31st. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 55th in the country. They average 44.8 rebounds per game and 22.7 assists per game which ranks them 5th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 96th with 12.1 per game. The Spartans allow 56.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the nation. They also allow a 35% shooting percentage and a 27% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 27.9 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 10.3 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the country. They force 9.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 338th in the Division 1.
Northeastern averages 75.4 points per game this year which ranks them 112th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 3.3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 101st spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 43rd in the nation. They average 35.9 rebounds per game and 13.6 assists per contest which ranks them 198th and 148th respectively. In the turnover department the Huskies rank 240th with 14 per game. The Huskies allow 72.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 174th in the country. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 290th and 246th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 32 rebounds a game which ranks 36th and they give up 14.8 assists per contest which puts them in 258th place in the nation. The Huskies force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 203rd in college basketball.
Michigan State Spartans Betting Trends
The Michigan State Spartans are 7-3 against the spread
The Michigan State Spartans are 3-7 against the over/under
Northeastern Huskies Betting Trends
The Northeastern Huskies are 4-4 against the spread
The Northeastern Huskies are 4-4 against the over/under
Michigan State Spartans Injuries
11/23/15 F Gavin Schilling Toe out indefinitely
Northeastern Huskies Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Michigan State
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