Southern Utah at Michigan State College Basketball Picks & Parlay 12/9/2017
Saturday, December 9, 2017
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The Southern Utah Thunderbirds head to Breslin Center to take on the Michigan State Spartans on Saturday, December 9, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Michigan State as 34.5 point favorites.
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Southern Utah heads into this matchup with a mark of 5-3. They currently have a point differential of 0.3 as they are averaging 83.5 points per contest while giving up 83.3 per game. Michigan State has an overall mark of 8-1. They are averaging 79.3 points per contest and giving up 61.1, which is a point differential of 18.2.
Valuable Southern Utah Thunderbirds Betting Trends
The Southern Utah Thunderbirds are 6-0 against the spread this season
The Southern Utah Thunderbirds are 4-2 against the over/under this year
Important Michigan State Spartans Betting Trends
The Michigan State Spartans are 6-3 against the spread this season
The Michigan State Spartans are 4-4 against the over/under this year
Key Southern Utah Thunderbirds Injuries
11/09/17 F Dwayne Morgan Eligibility is out indefinitely
Key Michigan State Spartans Injuries
11/08/17 G Kyle Ahrens Foot is out indefinitely
Jamal Aytes averages 14.6 points per contest in 20.6 minutes per game this year. He averages 0.6 assists per game and 7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 61% for the season while his free throw percentage is 83%. Jadon Cohee averages 18 points per contest while playing 35.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 2.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Joshua Langford averages 13.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 26.4 minutes per game. He also hauls in 2.7 rebounds per game and dishes 1.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 83%. Miles Bridges scores 15.4 points per contest while playing 27.8 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 6.4 rebounds per contest and has 1.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Thunderbirds allow 83.3 points per contest which is 333rd in Division 1. They also surrender a 50% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 344th and 275th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 36.5 rebounds a game which ranks 238th, and they allow 15.1 assists per game which puts them in 277th place in the country. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 244th in the nation. Southern Utah averages 83.5 points per contest this year, which is 48th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 0.3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 183rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 170th in college basketball. They average 35.4 boards per contest and 12.6 assists per game, which ranks them 218th and 257th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 332nd with 11.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Spartans give up 61.1 points per game, which ranks them 13th in the country. Their defense surrenders a 33% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 1st and 210th in those defensive statistics. They rank 57th with 11.1 dimes allowed per game and 44th with 31.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Spartans are 42nd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 11.8 per contest this year. Michigan State is 97th in Division 1 with 79.3 points per contest this season. They are 46th in the country in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 18.2. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 102nd in D-1. They are 10th in college basketball in rebounding with 43.1 boards per contest and 23rd in assists per game with 18.2. The Spartans are 96th in turnovers per contest with 14.8.
The Thunderbirds are 122nd in the nation in offensive rating with 108.1, and their defensive rating of 107.8 is ranked 285th. In terms of pace they are 18th in the country with 77.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 187th. As a team they are 154th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 188th in Division 1. Southern Utah is 340th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 56%, which is 323rd in the nation.
Michigan State is 102nd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 39%, which is 1st in Division 1. The Spartans are 16th in the nation in defensive rating with 86.9, and their offensive rating of 112.8 is ranked 56th. They are 226th in D-1 in pace with 70.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 58th. As a unit they are 56th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 251st in the country.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Southern Utah +34.5 and under 148 total points
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