Tuesday, February 7, 2017
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The Michigan State Spartans travel to Crisler Center to play the Michigan Wolverines on Tuesday, February 7, 2017. The opening line for this game has Michigan as 4 point favorites.
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The Spartans come into this game with an overall record of 14-9 and a road record of 2-3. They are 11-11 against the spread and their over/under record is 10-11. The Wolverines have an overall record of 14-9 and a home record of 12-3. They have an over/under record of 13-7 and they are 7-13 against the spread.
Miles Bridges comes into this contest averaging 16.3 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Spartans. He pulls down 8.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 61%. Nick Ward averages 13 points per game in 19.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.5 assists per contest and 6 rebounds per game for Michigan State. His field goal percentage is 60% for the year while his free throw percentage is 55%.
Derrick Walton averages 14 points per game while playing 33.2 minutes per contest this year for the Wolverines. He grabs 4.7 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 89%. Zak Irvin averages 13.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.6 rebounds per contest and 3.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Michigan State averages 72.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 193rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 4.2 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 35th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 26th in the country. They average 36 rebounds per game and 17.5 assists per game which ranks them 153rd and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 259th with 14.2 per game. The Spartans allow 67.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 64th in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 172nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.7 rebounds a game which ranks 89th and they give up 12.7 assists per contest which puts them in 117th place in the country. They force 11.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 289th in Division 1.
Michigan averages 74 points per game this year which ranks them 152nd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 8.1 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 52nd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 47th in the nation. They average 29.6 rebounds per game and 13.3 assists per contest which ranks them 343rd and 170th respectively. In the turnover department the Wolverines rank 1st with 9.6 per game. The Wolverines allow 66 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 41st in the country. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 41% average from behind the arc ranking them 306th and 346th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 30.8 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 11 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the nation. The Wolverines force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 220th in college basketball.
The Spartans average 67.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 71.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3.6 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 2.7 per contest. The Spartans have an offensive rating of 104.9 and they assist on 67.5% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 68.3 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 55%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 38% of their shots. Michigan State turns the ball over an average of 18.5 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.7% while their offensive rebound percentage is 28.2%. The Spartans give up 70.9 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 69 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Wolverines score 76 ppg at home and they have averaged 72.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 6 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 14 points per game. The Wolverines have a rating on offense of 116 and 51.8% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 63.5 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 56%. 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 8.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 27.1%. The Wolverines give up 62 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 66.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Michigan State Spartans Betting Trends
The Michigan State Spartans are 11-11 against the spread
The Michigan State Spartans are 10-11 against the over/under
Michigan Wolverines Betting Trends
The Michigan Wolverines are 7-13 against the spread
The Michigan Wolverines are 13-7 against the over/under
Michigan State Spartans Injuries
11/11/16 F Ben Carter Knee out for season
11/11/16 F Gavin Schilling Knee out for season
Michigan Wolverines Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Michigan -4
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