Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Athletics Center O'rena
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The Michigan State Spartans travel to Athletics Center O'rena to play the Oakland Golden Grizzlies on Tuesday, December 22, 2015. The opening line for this game has Michigan State as 10.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 142.
The Spartans come into this game with an overall record of 12-0 and a road record of 1-0. They are 8-3 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-8. The Golden Grizzlies have an overall record of 7-3 and a home record of 2-0. They have an over/under record of 5-1 and they are 5-1 against the spread.
Denzel Valentine comes into this contest averaging 18.5 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Spartans. He pulls down 8.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Bryn Forbes averages 12.7 points per game in 25.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 2.1 rebounds per game for Michigan State. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Kahlil Felder averages 25.9 points per game while playing 37 minutes per contest this year for the Golden Grizzlies. He grabs 4.7 rebounds per game and has 8.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Martez Walker averages 18 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 23 minutes per contest. He also averages 4 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 64% and his free throw percentage is 100%.
Michigan State averages 79.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 60th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 22.8 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 47th in the country. They average 43.8 rebounds per game and 22.6 assists per game which ranks them 9th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 99th with 12.1 per game. The Spartans allow 56.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the nation. They also allow a 35% shooting percentage and a 26% average from behind the arc ranking them 5th and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 28.5 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 10 turnovers per game which ranks them 340th in the Division 1.
Oakland averages 86.7 points per game this year which ranks them 4th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 10.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 68th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 37th in the nation. They average 43.5 rebounds per game and 16.6 assists per contest which ranks them 12th and 37th respectively. In the turnover department the Golden Grizzlies rank 143rd with 12.6 per game. The Golden Grizzlies allow 76 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 241st in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 73rd and 65th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 37.9 rebounds a game which ranks 231st and they give up 16.4 assists per contest which puts them in 311th place in the nation. The Golden Grizzlies force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 209th in college basketball.
Michigan State Spartans Betting Trends
The Michigan State Spartans are 8-3 against the spread
The Michigan State Spartans are 3-8 against the over/under
Oakland Golden Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Oakland Golden Grizzlies are 5-1 against the spread
The Oakland Golden Grizzlies are 5-1 against the over/under
Michigan State Spartans Injuries
12/21/15 G Denzel Valentine Knee expected to miss 2-4 weeks
Oakland Golden Grizzlies Injuries
12/21/15 G Kahlil Felder Ankle probable Tuesday vs. Michigan State
Tony's Pick: Take Michigan State
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