Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Breslin Student Events Center
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The Nebraska Cornhuskers travel to Breslin Student Events Center to play the Michigan State Spartans on Wednesday, January 20, 2016. The opening line for this game has Michigan State as 14.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 142.5.
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The Cornhuskers come into this game with an overall record of 11-8 and a road record of 2-3. They are 9-5 against the spread and their over/under record is 10-3. The Spartans have an overall record of 16-3 and a home record of 8-1. They have an over/under record of 7-11 and they are 10-8 against the spread.
Andrew White III comes into this contest averaging 17.4 points per game while playing 28.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Cornhuskers. He pulls down 6.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Shavon Shields averages 15.5 points per game in 30.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.1 assists per contest and 5.4 rebounds per game for Nebraska. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Denzel Valentine averages 17.9 points per game while playing 31 minutes per contest this year for the Spartans. He grabs 7.6 rebounds per game and has 6.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Bryn Forbes averages 13.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.3 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Nebraska averages 74.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 130th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 7.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 70th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 95th in the country. They average 37.9 rebounds per game and 12.7 assists per game which ranks them 99th and 201st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 192nd with 13.1 per game. The Cornhuskers allow 66.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 62nd in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 100th and 64th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.4 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 10.7 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the country. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 184th in the Division 1.
Michigan State averages 78.9 points per game this year which ranks them 55th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 16.2 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them sitting in the 20th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 32nd in the nation. They average 42.6 rebounds per game and 20.2 assists per contest which ranks them 9th and 1st respectively. In the turnover department the Spartans rank 104th with 12.1 per game. The Spartans allow 62.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the country. They also allow a 37% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the arc ranking them 5th and 6th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 30.1 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 10.3 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the nation. The Spartans force 9.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 349th in college basketball.
Nebraska Cornhuskers Betting Trends
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 9-5 against the spread
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 10-3 against the over/under
Michigan State Spartans Betting Trends
The Michigan State Spartans are 10-8 against the spread
The Michigan State Spartans are 7-11 against the over/under
Nebraska Cornhuskers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Michigan State Spartans Injuries
01/17/16 G Lourawls Nairn Jr Foot out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Nebraska
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