Thursday, February 23, 2017
Breslin Student Events Center
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The Nebraska Cornhuskers head to Breslin Student Events Center to take on the Michigan State Spartans on Thursday, February 23, 2017. The opening line for this game has Michigan State as 7 point favorites.
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The Cornhuskers come into this game with an overall record of 12-14 and a road record of 3-6. They are 13-11 against the spread and their over/under record is 10-13. The Spartans have an overall record of 16-11 and a home record of 12-2. They have an over/under record of 12-13 and they are 13-13 against the spread.
Tai Webster comes into this contest averaging 17.7 points per game while playing 35.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Cornhuskers. He pulls down 4.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 73%. Glynn Watson Jr. averages 14 points per game in 31.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.7 assists per contest and 3.1 rebounds per game for Nebraska. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
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Miles Bridges averages 16.1 points per game while playing 32 minutes per contest this year for the Spartans. He grabs 8.5 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 64%. Nick Ward averages 12.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 19.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.8 rebounds per contest and 0.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage is 57%.
Nebraska averages 70.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 222nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -1.4 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 275th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 287th in the country. They average 38.5 rebounds per game and 11.5 assists per game which ranks them 44th and 290th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 149th with 13 per game. The Cornhuskers allow 72.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 168th in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 40% average from behind the arc ranking them 170th and 345th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.8 rebounds a game which ranks 243rd and they give up 12.7 assists per contest which puts them in 124th place in the country. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 116th in Division 1.
Michigan State averages 71.4 points per game this year which ranks them 209th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 2.6 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 35th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 43rd in the nation. They average 36 rebounds per game and 17.5 assists per contest which ranks them 144th and 6th respectively. In the turnover department the Spartans rank 309th with 14.8 per game. The Spartans allow 68.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 81st in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 40th and 155th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 33.1 rebounds a game which ranks 67th and they give up 13.3 assists per contest which puts them in 174th place in the nation. The Spartans force 11.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 304th in college basketball.
The Cornhuskers average 68.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 69.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -5.3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 5.3 per contest. The Cornhuskers have an offensive rating of 101.2 and they assist on 45% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 69 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 47%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Nebraska turns the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.7% while their offensive rebound percentage is 34.1%. The Cornhuskers give up 74.2 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 64.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Spartans score 76.4 ppg at home and they have averaged 71.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 0.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 11.1 points per game. The Spartans have a rating on offense of 103.8 and 67.7% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 68.5 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 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 38% of their shots. Michigan State turns it over an average of 19.1 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 6.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.1% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 28.4%. The Spartans give up 65.3 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 70.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Nebraska Cornhuskers Betting Trends
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 13-11 against the spread
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 10-13 against the over/under
Michigan State Spartans Betting Trends
The Michigan State Spartans are 13-13 against the spread
The Michigan State Spartans are 12-13 against the over/under
Nebraska Cornhuskers Injuries
12/28/16 G Anton Gill Knee out for season
11/12/16 G James Palmer Eligibility out for season
02/22/17 F Isaiah Roby Ankle "?" Thursday vs. Michigan State
Michigan State Spartans Injuries
11/11/16 F Ben Carter Knee out for season
11/11/16 F Gavin Schilling Knee out for season
02/18/17 G Eron Harris Knee out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Nebraska +7
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