Saturday, February 6, 2016
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The Michigan State Spartans travel to Crisler Center to play the Michigan Wolverines on Saturday, February 6, 2016. The opening line for this game has Michigan State as 4 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 138.
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The Spartans come into this game with an overall record of 19-4 and a road record of 4-2. They are 13-9 against the spread and their over/under record is 9-13. The Wolverines have an overall record of 17-6 and a home record of 11-2. They have an over/under record of 14-6 and they are 11-10 against the spread.
Denzel Valentine comes into this contest averaging 18.5 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Spartans. He pulls down 7.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Bryn Forbes averages 13.6 points per game in 26.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 2.1 rebounds per game for Michigan State. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
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 12.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.9 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 96%.
Michigan State averages 79 points per contest this season which ranks them 41st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 16.6 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shoot 41% which is good for 7th in the country. They average 43.1 rebounds per game and 20.4 assists per game which ranks them 3rd and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 97th with 11.9 per game. The Spartans allow 62.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the nation. They also allow a 37% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the arc ranking them 2nd and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.4 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 10.2 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the country. They force 9.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 349th in the Division 1.
Michigan averages 77.2 points per game this year which ranks them 71st in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 11.2 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 17th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 41% which is good for 9th in the nation. They average 32.7 rebounds per game and 15.8 assists per contest which ranks them 300th and 43rd respectively. In the turnover department the Wolverines rank 2nd with 9.3 per game. The Wolverines allow 66 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 40th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 144th and 121st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 32 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 12.8 assists per contest which puts them in 144th place in the nation. The Wolverines force 11.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 301st in college basketball.
The Spartans average 81.1 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 82 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 12.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 24.7 per contest. The Spartans have an offensive rating of 116.6 and they assist on 72% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 67.4 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 55%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they shoot 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Michigan State turns the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 6.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 58.6% while their offensive rebound percentage is 37.3%. The Spartans give up 68.5 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 57.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Wolverines score 79.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 71.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 1.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 17.9 points per game. The Wolverines have a rating on offense of 116.6 and 57.7% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 66 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 58%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 60% and they attempt 3 pointers on 45% of their shots. Michigan turns it over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.4% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 25.1%. The Wolverines give up 61.8 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 69.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Michigan State Spartans Betting Trends
The Michigan State Spartans are 13-9 against the spread
The Michigan State Spartans are 9-13 against the over/under
Michigan Wolverines Betting Trends
The Michigan Wolverines are 11-10 against the spread
The Michigan Wolverines are 14-6 against the over/under
Michigan State Spartans Injuries
01/17/16 G Lourawls Nairn Jr Foot out indefinitely
Michigan Wolverines Injuries
12/11/15 G Spike Albrecht Hip out for season
01/16/16 G Caris LeVert Leg out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Michigan State
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