Michigan State at Rutgers College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/30/2018
Friday, November 30, 2018
Louis Brown Athletic Center
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The Michigan State Spartans travel to Louis Brown Athletic Center to play the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on Friday, November 30, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Michigan State as 10 point favorites.
Michigan State heads into this matchup with a mark of 5-2. They currently have a point differential of 19.1 as they are averaging 88.1 points per contest while giving up 69.0 per game. Rutgers has an overall record of 5-1. They are averaging 70.7 points per game and surrendering 56.5, good for a point differential of 14.2.
Valuable Michigan State Spartans Betting Trends
The Michigan State Spartans are 4-3-0 against the spread
The Michigan State Spartans are 3-4-0 against the over/under
Important Rutgers Scarlet Knights Betting Trends
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 4-2-0 against the spread
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 2-3-1 against the over/under
Key Michigan State Spartans Injuries
11/29/18 G Matt McQuaid Leg is questionable Friday vs Rutgers
Key Rutgers Scarlet Knights Injuries
No key injuries to report
Cassius Winston averages 17.3 points per game in 30.6 minutes per contest. He averages 7.3 assists per contest and 2.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%. Joshua Langford comes into this contest averaging 18.0 points per game while playing 28.7 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is at 76%.
Eugene Omoruyi averages 15.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 27.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.8 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 68%. Geo Baker averages 15.3 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per game and has 5.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Spartans allow 69.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 123rd in Division 1. They also allow a 37% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 24th and 134th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.0 rebounds a game which ranks 43rd, and they give up 12.1 assists per contest which puts them in 128th place in the NCAA. They force 11.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 46th in the nation. Michigan State averages 88.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 15th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 19.1 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 45th. Behind the arc they shoot 42% which is good for 17th in D-1. They average 44.7 rebounds per game and 20.3 assists per contest, which ranks them 8th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 116th with 14.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Scarlet Knights surrender 56.5 points per contest, which ranks them 8th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 37% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 15th and 127th in those defensive statistics. They rank 75th with 11.0 assists allowed per contest, and 213th with 36.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Scarlet Knights are 304th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 16.8 per game. Rutgers is 272nd in the country with 70.7 points per game this year. They are 250th in the D-1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 14.2. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 69th in the nation. They are 34th in the country in rebounding with 42.0 boards per game and 130th in assists per contest with 14.7. The Scarlet Knights are 40th in turnovers per game with 16.0.
The Spartans have an offensive rating of 116.2, which is ranked 27th. They are 68th in college basketball in pace with 74.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 57% is 32nd. As a unit they are 38th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 173rd in D-1. Michigan State is 182nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions.
Rutgers is 55th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.9 times per 100 possessions. The Scarlet Knights are 263rd in the country in offensive rating with 99.3. In terms of pace they are 176th in Division 1 with 71.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 223rd. As a team they are 276th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 160th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Michigan State/Rutgers college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Rutgers +10
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