Sunday, January 29, 2017
Breslin Student Events Center
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The Michigan Wolverines travel to Breslin Student Events Center to play the Michigan State Spartans on Sunday, January 29, 2017. The opening line for this game has Michigan State as 1 point favorites.
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The Wolverines come into this game with an overall record of 14-7 and a road record of 0-5. They are 7-11 against the spread and their over/under record is 13-5. The Spartans have an overall record of 12-9 and a home record of 9-2. They have an over/under record of 10-9 and they are 9-11 against the spread.
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Zak Irvin comes into this contest averaging 14.4 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Wolverines. He pulls down 4.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 77%. Derrick Walton averages 13 points per game in 32.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.5 assists per contest and 4.2 rebounds per game for Michigan. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%.
Miles Bridges averages 16.4 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per contest this year for the Spartans. He grabs 8.1 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 63%. Nick Ward averages 13.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 19.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.2 rebounds per contest and 0.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage is 56%.
Michigan averages 75 points per contest this season which ranks them 123rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 9.4 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 30th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 28th in the country. They average 29.7 rebounds per game and 13.6 assists per game which ranks them 344th and 148th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 9.3 per game. The Wolverines allow 65.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 37th in the nation. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 42% average from behind the arc ranking them 301st and 349th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.2 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 11 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the country. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 235th in Division 1.
Michigan State averages 72.2 points per game this year which ranks them 191st in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 3.7 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 43rd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 59th in the nation. They average 36.7 rebounds per game and 17.9 assists per contest which ranks them 129th and 6th respectively. In the turnover department the Spartans rank 260th with 14.3 per game. The Spartans allow 68.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 81st in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 37th and 219th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 33.8 rebounds a game which ranks 90th and they give up 13.1 assists per contest which puts them in 164th place in the nation. The Spartans force 11.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 301st in college basketball.
The Wolverines average 71.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 73.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -2.3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 11.7 per contest. The Wolverines have an offensive rating of 117.4 and they assist on 51.9% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 63.5 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 57%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 60% and they shoot 3 pointers on 44% of their shots. Michigan turns the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.6% while their offensive rebound percentage is 26.9%. The Wolverines give up 73.9 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 61.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Spartans score 77.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 71.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -7.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 11.6 points per game. The Spartans have a rating on offense of 104.3 and 69.1% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 68.8 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 38% of their shots. Michigan State turns it over an average of 18.4 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 6.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 28.4%. The Spartans give up 65.5 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 79.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Michigan Wolverines Betting Trends
The Michigan Wolverines are 7-11 against the spread
The Michigan Wolverines are 13-5 against the over/under
Michigan State Spartans Betting Trends
The Michigan State Spartans are 9-11 against the spread
The Michigan State Spartans are 10-9 against the over/under
Michigan Wolverines Injuries
No key injuries to report
Michigan State Spartans Injuries
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 -1
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