Saturday, January 2, 2016
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The Penn State Nittany Lions travel to Crisler Center to play the Michigan Wolverines on Saturday, January 2, 2016. The opening line for this game has Michigan as 11 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 145.
The Nittany Lions come into this game with an overall record of 9-5 and a road record of 1-2. They are 7-5 against the spread and their over/under record is 6-7. The Wolverines have an overall record of 11-3 and a home record of 7-1. They have an over/under record of 8-3 and they are 8-4 against the spread.
Brandon Taylor comes into this contest averaging 16.1 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Nittany Lions. He pulls down 6.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 68%. Shep Garner averages 14.9 points per game in 34.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.6 assists per contest and 2.6 rebounds per game for Penn State. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Caris LeVert averages 17.6 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per contest this year for the Wolverines. He grabs 5.4 rebounds per game and has 5.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Duncan Robinson averages 12.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 24.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.9 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Penn State averages 67.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 269th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 1.2 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 253rd. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 298th in the country. They average 36.1 rebounds per game and 9.3 assists per game which ranks them 196th and 345th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 36th with 10.9 per game. The Nittany Lions allow 65.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 54th in the nation. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 39th and 202nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.6 rebounds a game which ranks 146th and they give up 11.5 assists per contest which puts them in 68th place in the country. They force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 251st in the Division 1.
Michigan averages 80 points per game this year which ranks them 47th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 17.4 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them sitting in the 11th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 42% which is good for 10th in the nation. They average 33.8 rebounds per game and 17 assists per contest which ranks them 269th and 30th respectively. In the turnover department the Wolverines rank 3rd with 8.8 per game. The Wolverines allow 62.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 96th and 225th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 31.1 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 12.1 assists per contest which puts them in 98th place in the nation. The Wolverines force 11.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 271st in college basketball.
Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Trends
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 7-5 against the spread
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 6-7 against the over/under
Michigan Wolverines Betting Trends
The Michigan Wolverines are 8-4 against the spread
The Michigan Wolverines are 8-3 against the over/under
Penn State Nittany Lions Injuries
No key injuries to report
Michigan Wolverines Injuries
12/11/15 G Spike Albrecht Hip out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Penn State
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