Air Force at Michigan College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/22/2018
Saturday, December 22, 2018
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The Air Force Falcons travel to Crisler Center to play the Michigan Wolverines on Saturday, December 22, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Michigan as 26.5 point favorites.
Air Force heads into this matchup with a mark of 4-6. They currently have a point differential of -2.2 as they are averaging 69.3 points per contest while giving up 71.5 per game. Michigan has an overall record of 11-0. They are averaging 73.3 points per game and surrendering 55.8, good for a point differential of 17.5.
Valuable Air Force Falcons Betting Trends
The Air Force Falcons are 3-6-0 against the spread
The Air Force Falcons are 5-4-0 against the over/under
Important Michigan Wolverines Betting Trends
The Michigan Wolverines are 5-6-0 against the spread
The Michigan Wolverines are 4-7-0 against the over/under
Key Air Force Falcons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Michigan Wolverines Injuries
No key injuries to report
Ryan Swan-Ford comes into this contest averaging 12.0 points per game while playing 24.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 66%. Lavelle Scottie averages 11.5 points per game in 29.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 5.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 56%.
Ignas Brazdeikis averages 15.8 points per game while playing 28.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.8 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. Charles Matthews averages 14.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.3 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 61%.
Useful Team Statistics
Air Force averages 69.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 291st in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is -2.2 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 66th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 196th in the nation. They average 34.1 rebounds per game and 13.7 assists per game, which ranks them 279th and 183rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 44th with 15.8 per game. The Falcons allow 71.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 186th in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 225th and 262nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.6 rebounds a game which ranks 46th and they give up 12.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 165th place in Division 1. They force 11.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 54th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Michigan is 211th in the country with 73.3 points per game this year. They are 109th in Division 1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 17.5. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 86th in the nation. They are 103rd in the NCAA in rebounding with 38.1 boards per game, and 169th in assists per contest with 13.9. The Wolverines are 346th in turnovers per game with 9.5. The Wolverines surrender 55.8 points per contest, which ranks them 3rd in D-1. Their defense allows a 38% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 13th and 104th in those defensive statistics. They rank 24th with 9.9 assists allowed per contest and 87th with 33.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wolverines are 93rd in country in forcing turnovers with 12.7 per game.
The Falcons have an offensive rating of 99.9, which is ranked 258th. They are 302nd in college basketball in pace with 67.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 71st. As a unit they are 97th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 119th in D-1. Air Force is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 20.6 times per 100 possessions.
Michigan is 343rd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions. The Wolverines have an offensive rating of 111, which is ranked 76th. They are 340th in D-1 in pace with 66 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 102nd. As a unit they are 125th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 152nd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Air Force/Michigan college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Michigan -26.5
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