Montana at Michigan College Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/15/2018
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Intrust Bank Arena
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The Montana Grizzlies travel to Intrust Bank Arena to play the Michigan Wolverines on Thursday, March 15, 2018. The opening line for this game has Michigan as 12 point favorites.
Montana comes into this game with an overall record of 23-7. They currently have a point differential of 9.4 as they are averaging 78.1 points per game while giving up 68.7 per contest. Michigan has an overall record of 24-7. They are averaging 74.5 points per game and surrendering 63.5, good for a point differential of 10.9.
Valuable Montana Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Montana Grizzlies are 19-12 against the spread this season
The Montana Grizzlies are 16-12 against the over/under this year
Important Michigan Wolverines Betting Trends
The Michigan Wolverines are 22-11 against the spread this season
The Michigan Wolverines are 14-16 against the over/under this year
Key Montana Grizzlies Injuries
11/13/17 G Donaven Dorsey Hip is out for season
Key Michigan Wolverines Injuries
03/11/18 F Isaiah Livers Foot injured last game, is probable Thursday vs Montana
Michael Oguine averages 15.8 points per game in 32.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 5.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%. Ahmaad Rorie averages 17.2 points per game while playing 35.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is at 85%.
Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman averages 12.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.9 rebounds per contest and 3.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 76%. Moritz Wagner averages 14.5 points per game while playing 27.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.1 rebounds per game and has 0.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is at 70%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Grizzlies allow 68.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 80th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 112th and 247th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.3 rebounds a game which ranks 48th, and they give up 10.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 12th place in the country. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 329th in college basketball. Montana averages 78.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 68th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 9.4 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 53rd. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 212th in D-1. They average 37.1 rebounds per game and 12.8 assists per game, which ranks them 90th and 242nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 224th with 12.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wolverines surrender 63.5 points per contest, which ranks them 8th in the country. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 117th and 120th in those defensive statistics. They rank 15th with 10.4 assists allowed per contest, and 63rd with 32.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wolverines are 163rd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.9 per game this season. Michigan is 157th in Division 1 with 74.5 points per game this year. They are 52nd in the country in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 10.9. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 83rd in the nation. They are 284th in college basketball in rebounding with 33.3 boards per game and 95th in assists per contest with 14.8. The Wolverines are 350th in turnovers per game with 9.1.
The Grizzlies are 71st in the nation in offensive rating with 109.8, and their defensive rating of 96.6 is ranked 30th. In terms of pace they are 147th in the country with 70.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 155th. As a team they are 131st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shots, ranking 340th in Division 1. Montana is 266th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 77th in the nation.
Michigan is 348th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 55th in the nation. The Wolverines are 33rd in the country in offensive rating with 112.5, and their defensive rating of 96 is ranked 22nd. In terms of pace they are 330th in Division 1 with 65.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 33rd. As a team they are 73rd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 54th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Montana/Michigan college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Michigan -12
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