Notre Dame at Michigan State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/30/2017
Thursday, November 30, 2017
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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish head to Breslin Center to take on the Michigan State Spartans on Thursday, November 30, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Michigan State as 5.5 point favorites.
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Notre Dame comes into this game with an overall record of 6-0. They currently have a point differential of 24.3 as they are averaging 84.5 points per game while giving up 60.2 per contest. Michigan State has an overall mark of 5-1. They are averaging 80.8 points per contest and giving up 63.0, which is a point differential of 17.8.
Valuable Notre Dame Fighting Irish Betting Trends
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 3-1 against the spread this season
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 0-4 against the over/under this year
Important Michigan State Spartans Betting Trends
The Michigan State Spartans are 4-2 against the spread this season
The Michigan State Spartans are 2-3 against the over/under this year
Key Notre Dame Fighting Irish Injuries
11/05/17 F Austin Torres Undisclosed is out indefinitely
Key Michigan State Spartans Injuries
11/29/17 F Kenny Goins Knee is upgraded to "?" Thursday vs Notre Dame
11/29/17 G Matt McQuaid Foot is "?" Thursday vs Notre Dame
11/08/17 G Kyle Ahrens Foot is out indefinitely
Bonzie Colson averages 20 points per contest while playing 31.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 10.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is 73%. Matt Farrell averages 17.5 points per contest in 32.8 minutes per game this year. He averages 4.3 assists per game and 2.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Miles Bridges scores 15.2 points per contest while playing 26.4 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 6.8 rebounds per contest and has 1.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 90%. Nick Ward averages 13.8 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 18.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.3 rebounds per game and has 0.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 66% and his free throw percentage is 61%.
Useful Team Statistics
Notre Dame averages 84.5 points per contest this year, which is 47th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 24.3 and their shooting percentage is 53% as a unit, which has them ranked 10th. From 3-point territory they shoot 43%, which is good for 16th in Division 1. They average 37.0 boards per contest and 15.2 assists per game, which ranks them 170th and 117th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 349th with 8.7 per game. The Fighting Irish allow 60.2 points per contest, which is 24th in the country. They also surrender a 38% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 39th and 42nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 31.7 rebounds a game which ranks 50th, and they allow 11.3 assists per game which puts them in 82nd place in college basketball. They force 11.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 56th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Michigan State is 89th in the country with 80.8 points per contest this season. They are 33rd in the nation in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 17.8. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 89th in Division 1. They are 35th in the country in rebounding with 42.2 boards per contest and 24th in assists per game with 18.7. The Spartans are 43rd in turnovers per contest with 16.5. The Spartans give up 63.0 points per game, which ranks them 41st in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 34% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 3rd and 159th in those defensive statistics. They rank 71st with 11.2 dimes allowed per game and 30th with 30.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Spartans are 133rd in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per contest this year.
The Fighting Irish are 62nd in the country in defensive rating with 90.9, and their offensive rating of 127.7 is ranked 2nd. They are 337th in college basketball in pace with 66.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 61% is 10th. As a unit they are 11th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 63% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 180th in D-1. Notre Dame is 346th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 44%, which is 36th in the country.
Michigan State is 47th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 40%, which is 7th in Division 1. The Spartans are 22nd in the nation in defensive rating with 86.7, and their offensive rating of 111.2 is ranked 88th. They are 127th in D-1 in pace with 72.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 57% is 39th. As a unit they are 48th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 251st in the country.
Who will win tonight's Notre Dame/Michigan State college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Notre Dame +5.5
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