Michigan at Nebraska College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/18/2018
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Pinnacle Bank Arena
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The Michigan Wolverines travel to Pinnacle Bank Arena to play the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Thursday, January 18, 2018. The opening line for this game has Michigan as 3.5 point favorites.
Michigan comes into this game with an overall record of 16-4. They currently have a point differential of 13.5 as they are averaging 76.3 points per game while giving up 62.8 per contest. Nebraska has an overall record of 13-7. They are averaging 73.5 points per game and surrendering 70.3, good for a point differential of 3.2.
Valuable Michigan Wolverines Betting Trends
The Michigan Wolverines are 11-7 against the spread this season
The Michigan Wolverines are 8-11 against the over/under this year
Important Nebraska Cornhuskers Betting Trends
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 12-6 against the spread this season
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 6-12 against the over/under this year
Key Michigan Wolverines Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Nebraska Cornhuskers Injuries
01/17/18 C Jordy Tshimanga Personal is probable Thursday vs Michigan
Charles Matthews averages 14.9 points per game while playing 29.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is at 54%. Moritz Wagner averages 14.9 points per game in 26.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.7 assists per contest and 7.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 56% for the year while his free throw percentage is 70%.
James Palmer averages 15.7 points per game while playing 29.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 73%. Isaac Copeland averages 12.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.4 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
Michigan averages 76.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 129th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 13.5 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 53rd. Behind the arc they shoot 38%, which is good for 75th in the country. They average 33.6 rebounds per game and 15.7 assists per game, which ranks them 280th and 66th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 346th with 9.8 per game. The Wolverines allow 62.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in Division 1. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 141st and 199th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.2 rebounds a game which ranks 59th and they give up 10.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 26th place in college basketball. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 236th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Nebraska is 198th in the country with 73.5 points per game this year. They are 280th in D-1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 3.2. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 154th in college basketball. They are 145th in the nation in rebounding with 36.7 boards per game, and 153rd in assists per contest with 14.2. The Cornhuskers are 318th in turnovers per game with 11.4. The Cornhuskers surrender 70.3 points per contest, which ranks them 131st in the country. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 97th and 63rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 118th with 12.5 assists allowed per contest and 329th with 39.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cornhuskers are 168th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per game this season.
The Wolverines are 32nd in the country in defensive rating with 93.4, and their offensive rating of 113.5 is ranked 36th. They are 321st in college basketball in pace with 66.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 39th. As a unit they are 67th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 59th in D-1. Michigan is 346th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 99th in the country.
Nebraska is 321st in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 47th in the nation. The Cornhuskers are 182nd in the country in offensive rating with 104.3, and their defensive rating of 99.7 is ranked 133rd. In terms of pace they are 210th in Division 1 with 70 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 275th. As a team they are 259th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 228th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Michigan/Nebraska college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Nebraska +3.5
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