Wednesday, February 24, 2016
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The Northwestern Wildcats travel to Crisler Center to play the Michigan Wolverines on Wednesday, February 24, 2016. The opening line for this game has Michigan as 8 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 138.
The Wildcats come into this game with an overall record of 17-10 and a road record of 4-5. They are 10-12 against the spread and their over/under record is 12-11. The Wolverines have an overall record of 19-9 and a home record of 12-3. They have an over/under record of 18-7 and they are 14-12 against the spread.
Tre Demps comes into this contest averaging 14.9 points per game while playing 36.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Wildcats. He pulls down 3.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is currently at 67%. Bryant McIntosh averages 14.3 points per game in 35.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.6 assists per contest and 3.6 rebounds per game for Northwestern. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Duncan Robinson averages 11.5 points per game while playing 28.1 minutes per contest this year for the Wolverines. He grabs 3.4 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 96%. Derrick Walton averages 12.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.8 rebounds per contest and 4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Northwestern averages 71.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 184th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 5.3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 115th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 167th in the country. They average 36.6 rebounds per game and 16.1 assists per game which ranks them 145th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 20th with 10.4 per game. The Wildcats allow 66.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 46th in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 32nd and 164th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.1 rebounds a game which ranks 138th and they give up 14.3 assists per contest which puts them in 250th place in the country. They force 10.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 317th in the Division 1.
Michigan averages 76.4 points per game this year which ranks them 90th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 8.5 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 28th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 12th in the nation. They average 32.3 rebounds per game and 15.3 assists per contest which ranks them 311th and 54th respectively. In the turnover department the Wolverines rank 5th with 9.4 per game. The Wolverines allow 67.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 69th in the country. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 227th and 200th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 32.2 rebounds a game which ranks 31st and they give up 12.8 assists per contest which puts them in 150th place in the nation. The Wolverines force 11.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 284th in college basketball.
The Wildcats average 69.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 60.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -2.9 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -5.3 per contest. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 108.9 and they assist on 61.9% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 64.7 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 42% of their shots. Northwestern turns the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 6.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51% while their offensive rebound percentage is 30.2%. The Wildcats give up 72.1 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 66 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Wolverines score 77.9 ppg at home and they have averaged 69.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 14.6 points per game. The Wolverines have a rating on offense of 114.7 and 56.7% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 66.4 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 57%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 59% 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 8.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.9% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 24.6%. The Wolverines give up 63.3 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 72.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Northwestern Wildcats Betting Trends
The Northwestern Wildcats are 10-12 against the spread
The Northwestern Wildcats are 12-11 against the over/under
Michigan Wolverines Betting Trends
The Michigan Wolverines are 14-12 against the spread
The Michigan Wolverines are 18-7 against the over/under
Northwestern Wildcats Injuries
11/11/15 F Vic Law Shoulder out for season
Michigan Wolverines Injuries
12/11/15 G Spike Albrecht Hip out for season
02/23/16 G Caris LeVert Knee doubtful Wednesday vs. Northwestern
Guy's Pick: Take Northwestern
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