Wednesday, March 1, 2017
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The Michigan Wolverines head to Welsh-Ryan Arena to take on the Northwestern Wildcats on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. The opening line for this game has Northwestern as 1 point favorites.
The Wolverines come into this game with an overall record of 19-10 and a road record of 2-7. They are 11-15 against the spread and their over/under record is 17-9. The Wildcats have an overall record of 20-9 and a home record of 13-3. They have an over/under record of 9-16 and they are 16-9 against the spread.
Derrick Walton comes into this contest averaging 14.4 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Wolverines. He pulls down 4.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Moritz Wagner averages 12.6 points per game in 24.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.5 assists per contest and 4.1 rebounds per game for Michigan. His field goal percentage is 58% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%.
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Scottie Lindsey averages 14.4 points per game while playing 30.9 minutes per contest this year for the Wildcats. He grabs 4 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Bryant McIntosh averages 14.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34 minutes per contest. He also averages 3 rebounds per contest and 5.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Michigan averages 74.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 137th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 8.4 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 35th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 44th in the country. They average 29.5 rebounds per game and 13.6 assists per game which ranks them 345th and 153rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 9.5 per game. The Wolverines allow 65.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 40th in the nation. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 284th and 328th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.3 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 10.9 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the country. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 213th in Division 1.
Northwestern averages 71.8 points per game this year which ranks them 202nd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 7.1 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 248th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 220th in the nation. They average 37.1 rebounds per game and 15.3 assists per contest which ranks them 87th and 58th respectively. In the turnover department the Wildcats rank 9th with 10.3 per game. The Wildcats allow 64.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 16th and 66th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36.7 rebounds a game which ranks 245th and they give up 11.8 assists per contest which puts them in 67th place in the nation. The Wildcats force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 253rd in college basketball.
The Wolverines average 71.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 76 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -1.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 3.7 per contest. The Wolverines have an offensive rating of 115.5 and they assist on 52.4% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 63.8 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 56%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they shoot 3 pointers on 45% of their shots. Michigan turns the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48.5% while their offensive rebound percentage is 25.4%. The Wolverines give up 72.5 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 72.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Wildcats score 75.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 60.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -4.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 12.5 points per game. The Wildcats have a rating on offense of 107 and 60.5% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 67.1 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 37% of their shots. Northwestern turns it over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 7.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.3% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 30.8%. The Wildcats give up 63.2 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 64.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Michigan Wolverines Betting Trends
The Michigan Wolverines are 11-15 against the spread
The Michigan Wolverines are 17-9 against the over/under
Northwestern Wildcats Betting Trends
The Northwestern Wildcats are 16-9 against the spread
The Northwestern Wildcats are 9-16 against the over/under
Michigan Wolverines Injuries
No key injuries to report
Northwestern Wildcats Injuries
12/14/16 F Aaron Falzon Knee out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Michigan +1
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