Cleveland State at Michigan State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/29/2017
Friday, December 29, 2017
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The Cleveland State Vikings head to Breslin Center to take on the Michigan State Spartans on Friday, December 29, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Michigan State as 33 point favorites.
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Cleveland State heads into this matchup with a mark of 3-9. They currently have a point differential of -3.6 as they are averaging 67.6 points per contest while giving up 71.2 per game. Michigan State has an overall mark of 12-1. They are averaging 84.4 points per contest and giving up 62.2, which is a point differential of 22.2.
Valuable Cleveland State Vikings Betting Trends
The Cleveland State Vikings are 5-4 against the spread this season
The Cleveland State Vikings are 4-4 against the over/under this year
Important Michigan State Spartans Betting Trends
The Michigan State Spartans are 8-5 against the spread this season
The Michigan State Spartans are 7-5 against the over/under this year
Key Cleveland State Vikings Injuries
12/28/17 F Derek Sloan Undisclosed is "?" Friday vs Michigan State
12/28/17 F Evan Clayborne Undisclosed is "?" Friday vs Michigan State
Key Michigan State Spartans Injuries
11/08/17 G Kyle Ahrens Foot is out indefinitely
Kenny Carpenter averages 13.7 points per contest while playing 34.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 56%. Tyree Appleby averages 11.7 points per contest in 23.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.1 assists per game and 2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 52% for the season while his free throw percentage is 62%.
Miles Bridges scores 16.8 points per contest while playing 28.5 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 6.6 rebounds per contest and has 2.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 94%. Nick Ward averages 14.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 18.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.8 rebounds per game and has 0.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 69% and his free throw percentage is 63%.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland State averages 67.6 points per contest this year, which is 307th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -3.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 187th. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 294th in Division 1. They average 31.2 boards per contest and 12.4 assists per game, which ranks them 337th and 277th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 124th with 14.3 per game. The Vikings allow 71.2 points per contest, which is 160th in the country. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 163rd and 129th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 38.8 rebounds a game which ranks 308th, and they allow 13.8 assists per game which puts them in 216th place in college basketball. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 277th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Michigan State is 32nd in the country with 84.4 points per contest this season. They are 14th in the nation in shooting at 51%, while their average scoring margin is 22.2. They shoot 40% from beyond the arc, which is good for 32nd in Division 1. They are 6th in the country in rebounding with 43.2 boards per contest and 2nd in assists per game with 20.3. The Spartans are 114th in turnovers per contest with 14.4. The Spartans give up 62.2 points per game, which ranks them 17th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 34% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 1st and 199th in those defensive statistics. They rank 75th with 11.7 dimes allowed per game and 54th with 31.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Spartans are 64th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 12.3 per contest this year.
The Vikings are 312th in the nation in offensive rating with 95.6, and their defensive rating of 100.7 is ranked 190th. In terms of pace they are 191st in the country with 70.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 175th. As a team they are 242nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shots, ranking 53rd in Division 1. Cleveland State is 65th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 178th in the nation.
Michigan State is 123rd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 39%, which is 1st in Division 1. The Spartans are 12th in the nation in defensive rating with 87.6, and their offensive rating of 119 is ranked 16th. They are 177th in D-1 in pace with 70.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 58% is 18th. As a unit they are 21st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 225th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Cleveland State/Michigan State college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Cleveland State +33
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