Saturday, January 30, 2016
Madison Square Garden
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The Michigan Wolverines travel to Madison Square Garden to play the Penn State Nittany Lions on Saturday, January 30, 2016. The opening line for this game has Michigan as 10 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 136.
The Wolverines come into this game with an overall record of 16-5 and a road record of 3-3. They are 11-8 against the spread and their over/under record is 13-5. The Nittany Lions have an overall record of 11-10 and a home record of 7-3. They have an over/under record of 10-10 and they are 9-10 against the spread.
Caris LeVert comes into this contest averaging 17.6 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Wolverines. He pulls down 5.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Duncan Robinson averages 12.6 points per game in 28 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 2.9 rebounds per game for Michigan. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 96%.
Brandon Taylor averages 16 points per game while playing 31.9 minutes per contest this year for the Nittany Lions. He grabs 5.8 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 72%. Shep Garner averages 13.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.8 rebounds per contest and 3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Michigan averages 77.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 69th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 12.7 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them ranked 15th. Behind the arc they shoot 42% which is good for 7th in the country. They average 32.8 rebounds per game and 16.1 assists per game which ranks them 293rd and 35th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 9.3 per game. The Wolverines allow 65 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 33rd in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 135th and 127th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.1 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 12.5 assists per contest which puts them in 126th place in the country. They force 11.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 299th in the Division 1.
Penn State averages 65.7 points per game this year which ranks them 300th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -2.8 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them sitting in the 288th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 327th in the nation. They average 34.5 rebounds per game and 9.5 assists per contest which ranks them 247th and 345th respectively. In the turnover department the Nittany Lions rank 43rd with 11.2 per game. The Nittany Lions allow 68.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 95th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 108th and 284th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35.6 rebounds a game which ranks 151st and they give up 12.2 assists per contest which puts them in 102nd place in the nation. The Nittany Lions force 11.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 259th in college basketball.
The Wolverines average 73.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 74.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 2.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 9.7 per contest. The Wolverines have an offensive rating of 117.4 and they assist on 58.8% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 65.8 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 58%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 61% and they shoot 3 pointers on 46% of their shots. Michigan turns the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.1% while their offensive rebound percentage is 25.1%. The Wolverines give up 71 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 64.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Nittany Lions score 69.3 ppg at home and they have averaged 59 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -5.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 1.5 points per game. The Nittany Lions have a rating on offense of 99.1 and 41.8% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 66.3 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 47%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they attempt 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Penn State turns it over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 7.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.3% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 28.6%. The Nittany Lions give up 67.8 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 64.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Michigan Wolverines Betting Trends
The Michigan Wolverines are 11-8 against the spread
The Michigan Wolverines are 13-5 against the over/under
Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Trends
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 9-10 against the spread
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 10-10 against the over/under
Michigan Wolverines Injuries
12/11/15 G Spike Albrecht Hip out for season
01/16/16 G Caris LeVert Leg out indefinitely
Penn State Nittany Lions Injuries
01/29/16 F Payton Banks Back "?" Saturday vs. Michigan
01/29/16 G Shep Garner Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Michigan
01/16/16 G Josh Reaves Mononucleosis out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Michigan
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