Nebraska at Michigan Big Ten Tournament Picks & Predictions 3/2/2018
Friday, March 2, 2018
Madison Square Garden
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The Nebraska Cornhuskers head to Madison Square Garden to take on the Michigan Wolverines on Friday, March 2, 2018.
Nebraska comes into this game with an overall record of 22-9. They currently have a point differential of 4.7 as they are averaging 73.2 points per game while giving up 68.5 per contest. Michigan has an overall record of 24-7. They are averaging 74.3 points per game and surrendering 63.4, good for a point differential of 10.9.
Valuable Nebraska Cornhuskers Betting Trends
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 22-7 against the spread this season
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 10-19 against the over/under this year
Important Michigan Wolverines Betting Trends
The Michigan Wolverines are 19-10 against the spread this season
The Michigan Wolverines are 14-16 against the over/under this year
Key Nebraska Cornhuskers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Michigan Wolverines Injuries
No key injuries to report
James Palmer averages 17.4 points per contest while playing 30.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is 73%. Isaac Copeland averages 13.1 points per contest in 30.6 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.2 assists per game and 6.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% for the season while his free throw percentage is 70%.
Moritz Wagner scores 14.4 points per contest while playing 27.8 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 7.2 rebounds per contest and has 0.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is at 70%. Charles Matthews averages 13 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 29.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.4 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 53%.
Useful Team Statistics
Nebraska averages 73.2 points per contest this year, which is 201st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 4.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 231st. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 172nd in Division 1. They average 36.4 boards per contest and 13.9 assists per game, which ranks them 119th and 160th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 323rd with 11.2 per game. The Cornhuskers allow 68.5 points per contest, which is 82nd in the country. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 78th and 25th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 37.7 rebounds a game which ranks 302nd, and they allow 12.4 assists per game which puts them in 92nd place in college basketball. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 123rd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Michigan is 172nd in the country with 74.3 points per contest this season. They are 56th in the nation in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 10.9. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 85th in Division 1. They are 301st in the country in rebounding with 33.0 boards per contest and 89th in assists per game with 15.1. The Wolverines are 350th in turnovers per contest with 9.3. The Wolverines give up 63.4 points per game, which ranks them 8th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 159th and 183rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 17th with 10.5 dimes allowed per game and 44th with 32.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Wolverines are 171st in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 13.1 per contest this year.
The Cornhuskers are 92nd in the country in defensive rating with 99.6, and their offensive rating of 106.5 is ranked 133rd. They are 243rd in college basketball in pace with 68.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 239th. As a unit they are 221st in the nation in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 232nd in D-1. Nebraska is 314th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 25th in the country.
Michigan is 348th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 85th in the nation. The Wolverines are 35th in the country in offensive rating with 112.5, and their defensive rating of 96 is ranked 27th. In terms of pace they are 331st in Division 1 with 65.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 36th. As a team they are 74th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shots, ranking 49th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Nebraska/Michigan college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Nebraska
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