Sunday, December 18, 2016
Breslin Student Events Center
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The Northeastern Huskies travel to Breslin Student Events Center to play the Michigan State Spartans on Sunday, December 18, 2016.
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The Huskies come into this game with an overall record of 5-5 and a road record of 2-4. They are 1-3 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-1. The Spartans have an overall record of 7-4 and a home record of 5-0. They have an over/under record of 4-5 and they are 4-6 against the spread.
T.J. Williams comes into this contest averaging 21.9 points per game while playing 36.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Huskies. He pulls down 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is currently at 75%. Alex Murphy averages 14.8 points per game in 32.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 6 rebounds per game for Northeastern. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 56%.
Miles Bridges averages 16.6 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per contest this year for the Spartans. He grabs 8.8 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 54%. Eron Harris averages 13.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.7 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
Northeastern averages 73.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 153rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 0.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 80th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 107th in the country. They average 34.2 rebounds per game and 13.5 assists per game which ranks them 240th and 157th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 169th with 13.6 per game. The Huskies allow 72.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 170th in the nation. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 201st and 282nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.7 rebounds a game which ranks 55th and they give up 13.4 assists per contest which puts them in 180th place in the country. They force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 274th in Division 1.
Michigan State averages 72.2 points per game this year which ranks them 178th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 4.5 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 57th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 85th in the nation. They average 38.9 rebounds per game and 19.4 assists per contest which ranks them 66th and 5th respectively. In the turnover department the Spartans rank 242nd with 14.5 per game. The Spartans allow 67.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 84th in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 37th and 139th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34 rebounds a game which ranks 98th and they give up 13.5 assists per contest which puts them in 182nd place in the nation. The Spartans force 10.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 341st in college basketball.
The Huskies average 71.5 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 71.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -0.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -2 per contest. The Huskies have an offensive rating of 106.4 and they assist on 55.3% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 68.8 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 39% of their shots. Northeastern turns the ball over an average of 17.6 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.1% while their offensive rebound percentage is 28.4%. The Huskies give up 72 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 73.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Spartans score 81.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 76 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 10.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 16 points per game. The Spartans have a rating on offense of 104.5 and 73.7% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 69.1 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 55%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 42% of their shots. Michigan State turns it over an average of 18.7 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 4.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.4% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 29.8%. The Spartans give up 65.2 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 65.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Northeastern Huskies Betting Trends
The Northeastern Huskies are 1-3 against the spread
The Northeastern Huskies are 3-1 against the over/under
Michigan State Spartans Betting Trends
The Michigan State Spartans are 4-6 against the spread
The Michigan State Spartans are 4-5 against the over/under
Northeastern Huskies Injuries
No key injuries to report
Michigan State Spartans Injuries
12/17/16 G Matt McQuaid Head missed last game, probable Sunday vs. Northeastern
12/02/16 F Miles Bridges Ankle expected to miss 2-3 weeks
11/11/16 F Ben Carter Knee out for season
11/11/16 F Gavin Schilling Knee out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Michigan State
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