Northwestern at Michigan College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/29/2018
Monday, January 29, 2018
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The Northwestern Wildcats head to Crisler Center to take on the Michigan Wolverines on Monday, January 29, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Michigan as 9.5 point favorites.
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Northwestern comes into this game with an overall record of 13-9. They currently have a point differential of 5.8 as they are averaging 73.0 points per game while giving up 67.1 per contest. Michigan has an overall mark of 17-6. They are averaging 75.1 points per contest and giving up 63.8, which is a point differential of 11.3.
Valuable Northwestern Wildcats Betting Trends
The Northwestern Wildcats are 8-11 against the spread this season
The Northwestern Wildcats are 7-11 against the over/under this year
Important Michigan Wolverines Betting Trends
The Michigan Wolverines are 13-8 against the spread this season
The Michigan Wolverines are 9-13 against the over/under this year
Key Northwestern Wildcats Injuries
12/11/17 F Rapolas Ivanauskas Shoulder is out for season
Key Michigan Wolverines Injuries
No key injuries to report
Scottie Lindsey averages 14 points per contest while playing 30.1 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is 81%. Bryant McIntosh averages 13 points per contest in 32.5 minutes per game this year. He averages 5.5 assists per game and 2.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 39% for the season while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Charles Matthews scores 14.4 points per contest while playing 30 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 5.1 rebounds per contest and has 3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 55%. Moritz Wagner averages 14.3 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 27 minutes per game. He also brings in 7 rebounds per game and has 0.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
Northwestern averages 73.0 points per contest this year, which is 216th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 5.8 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 259th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 176th in Division 1. They average 34.1 boards per contest and 15.1 assists per game, which ranks them 260th and 87th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 299th with 11.8 per game. The Wildcats allow 67.1 points per contest, which is 59th in the country. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 211th and 267th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.6 rebounds a game which ranks 70th, and they allow 13.7 assists per game which puts them in 211th place in college basketball. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 226th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Michigan is 145th in the country with 75.1 points per contest this season. They are 51st in the nation in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 11.3. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 74th in Division 1. They are 295th in the country in rebounding with 33.1 boards per contest and 82nd in assists per game with 15.2. The Wolverines are 346th in turnovers per contest with 9.9. The Wolverines give up 63.8 points per game, which ranks them 19th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 188th and 261st in those defensive statistics. They rank 27th with 10.7 dimes allowed per game and 36th with 31.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Wolverines are 213th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 13.9 per contest this year.
The Wildcats are 130th in the nation in offensive rating with 106.8, and their defensive rating of 98.3 is ranked 97th. In terms of pace they are 282nd in the country with 67.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 213th. As a team they are 198th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 110th in Division 1. Northwestern is 286th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 200th in the nation.
Michigan is 342nd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 128th in the nation. The Wolverines are 39th in the country in offensive rating with 112.7, and their defensive rating of 95.7 is ranked 49th. In terms of pace they are 325th in Division 1 with 66.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 36th. As a team they are 69th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 66th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Northwestern/Michigan college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Northwestern +9.5
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