Long Beach State at Michigan State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/21/2017
Thursday, December 21, 2017
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The Long Beach State 49ers travel to Breslin Center to play the Michigan State Spartans on Thursday, December 21, 2017. The opening line for this game has Michigan State as 28 point favorites.
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Long Beach State comes into this game with an overall record of 5-8. They currently have a point differential of -7.9 as they are averaging 75.5 points per game while giving up 83.5 per contest. Michigan State has an overall mark of 11-1. They are averaging 82.9 points per contest and giving up 62.3, which is a point differential of 20.6.
Valuable Long Beach State 49ers Betting Trends
The Long Beach State 49ers are 0-0 against the spread this season
The Long Beach State 49ers are 0-0 against the over/under this year
Important Michigan State Spartans Betting Trends
The Michigan State Spartans are 7-5 against the spread this season
The Michigan State Spartans are 6-5 against the over/under this year
Key Long Beach State 49ers Injuries
11/10/17 F Jaice Gardner Undisclosed is out indefinitely
Key Michigan State Spartans Injuries
11/08/17 G Kyle Ahrens Foot is out indefinitely
Gabe Levin averages 15.1 points per game while playing 27.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is at 79%. Bryan Alberts averages 14 points per game in 30.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 1.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 69%.
Miles Bridges averages 16.7 points per game while playing 28.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.4 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 93%. Nick Ward averages 14.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 18.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.8 rebounds per contest and 0.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 67% and his free throw percentage is 62%.
Useful Team Statistics
Long Beach State averages 75.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 174th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -7.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 148th. Behind the arc they shoot 39%, which is good for 63rd in the country. They average 33.0 rebounds per game and 14.5 assists per game, which ranks them 309th and 154th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 16.1 per game. The 49ers allow 83.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 332nd in Division 1. They also allow a 49% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 323rd and 236th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.9 rebounds a game which ranks 263rd and they give up 16.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 314th place in college basketball. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 193rd in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Michigan State is 45th in the country with 82.9 points per game this year. They are 23rd in D-1 in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 20.6. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 44th in college basketball. They are 6th in the nation in rebounding with 43.8 boards per game, and 4th in assists per contest with 19.7. The Spartans are 105th in turnovers per game with 14.6. The Spartans surrender 62.3 points per contest, which ranks them 20th in the country. Their defense allows a 33% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 1st and 215th in those defensive statistics. They rank 63rd with 11.4 assists allowed per contest and 71st with 32.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Spartans are 46th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 11.9 per game this season.
The 49ers are 326th in the country in defensive rating with 112.2, and their offensive rating of 101.6 is ranked 237th. They are 54th in college basketball in pace with 74.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 156th. As a unit they are 158th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 260th in D-1. Long Beach State is 36th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 319th in the country.
Michigan State is 119th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 39%, which is 2nd in Division 1. The Spartans are 17th in the nation in defensive rating with 87.8, and their offensive rating of 116.8 is ranked 24th. They are 178th in D-1 in pace with 71 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 57% is 26th. As a unit they are 30th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 255th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Long Beach State/Michigan State college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Michigan State -28
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