Savannah State at Michigan State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/31/2017
Sunday, December 31, 2017
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The Savannah State Tigers head to Breslin Center to take on the Michigan State Spartans on Sunday, December 31, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Michigan State as 39.5 point favorites.
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Savannah State heads into this matchup with a mark of 3-11. They currently have a point differential of -17.2 as they are averaging 79.6 points per contest while giving up 96.8 per game. Michigan State has an overall mark of 13-1. They are averaging 86.3 points per contest and giving up 62.1, which is a point differential of 24.2.
Valuable Savannah State Tigers Betting Trends
The Savannah State Tigers are 0-0 against the spread this season
The Savannah State Tigers are 0-0 against the over/under this year
Important Michigan State Spartans Betting Trends
The Michigan State Spartans are 9-5 against the spread this season
The Michigan State Spartans are 8-5 against the over/under this year
Key Savannah State Tigers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Michigan State Spartans Injuries
11/08/17 G Kyle Ahrens Foot is out indefinitely
Dexter McClanahan averages 13.6 points per contest while playing 25.5 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 70%. Alante Fenner averages 10.7 points per contest in 24.6 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.3 assists per game and 3.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 36% for the season while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Miles Bridges scores 16.8 points per contest while playing 28.6 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 6.7 rebounds per contest and has 2.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 94%. Nick Ward averages 15 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 18.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 7.3 rebounds per game and has 0.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 70% and his free throw percentage is 64%.
Useful Team Statistics
Savannah State averages 79.6 points per contest this year, which is 82nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -17.2 and their shooting percentage is 38% as a unit, which has them ranked 347th. From 3-point territory they shoot 30%, which is good for 326th in Division 1. They average 35.4 boards per contest and 14.9 assists per game, which ranks them 209th and 119th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 112th with 14.4 per game. The Tigers allow 96.8 points per contest, which is 351st in the country. They also surrender a 50% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 344th and 307th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 50.6 rebounds a game which ranks 351st, and they allow 23.1 assists per game which puts them in 351st place in college basketball. They force 18.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 343rd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Michigan State is 20th in the country with 86.3 points per contest this season. They are 4th in the nation in shooting at 52%, while their average scoring margin is 24.2. They shoot 42% from beyond the arc, which is good for 14th in Division 1. They are 6th in the country in rebounding with 43.5 boards per contest and 2nd in assists per game with 20.7. The Spartans are 127th in turnovers per contest with 14.1. The Spartans give up 62.1 points per game, which ranks them 16th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 33% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 1st and 179th in those defensive statistics. They rank 62nd with 11.5 dimes allowed per game and 23rd with 30.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Spartans are 55th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 12.1 per contest this year.
The Tigers are 340th in the country in defensive rating with 115.1, and their offensive rating of 94.6 is ranked 322nd. They are 2nd in college basketball in pace with 84.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 46% is 329th. As a unit they are 336th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 56% of their shot attempts, ranking 2nd in D-1. Savannah State is 276th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 59%, which is 347th in the country.
Michigan State is 139th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 40%, which is 1st in Division 1. The Spartans are 11th in the nation in defensive rating with 87.9, and their offensive rating of 122.1 is ranked 5th. They are 190th in D-1 in pace with 70.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 60% is 7th. As a unit they are 6th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 62% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 218th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Savannah State/Michigan State college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Savannah State +39.5
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