Purdue at Michigan College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/1/2018
Saturday, December 1, 2018
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The Purdue Boilermakers travel to Crisler Center to play the Michigan Wolverines on Saturday, December 1, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Michigan as 6.5 point favorites.
Purdue comes into this game with an overall record of 5-2. They currently have a point differential of 16.6 as they are averaging 83.4 points per game while giving up 66.9 per contest. Michigan has an overall record of 7-0. They are averaging 72.7 points per game and surrendering 51.0, good for a point differential of 21.7.
Valuable Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends
The Purdue Boilermakers are 5-2-0 against the spread
The Purdue Boilermakers are 3-4-0 against the over/under
Important Michigan Wolverines Betting Trends
The Michigan Wolverines are 4-3-0 against the spread
The Michigan Wolverines are 3-4-0 against the over/under
Key Purdue Boilermakers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Michigan Wolverines Injuries
No key injuries to report
Ryan Cline averages 15.3 points per game in 33.3 minutes per contest. He averages 3.4 assists per contest and 3.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 100%. Carsen Edwards comes into this contest averaging 25.1 points per game while playing 31.9 minutes per night. He pulls down 2.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 55% while his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Charles Matthews averages 15.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.4 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 60%. Ignas Brazdeikis averages 16.9 points per game while playing 26.7 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.7 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is at 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Boilermakers allow 66.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 87th in Division 1. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 168th and 224th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 28.3 rebounds a game which ranks 9th, and they give up 10.9 assists per contest which puts them in 64th place in the NCAA. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 203rd in the nation. Purdue averages 83.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 44th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 16.6 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 91st. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 58th in D-1. They average 38.4 rebounds per game and 15.9 assists per contest, which ranks them 119th and 75th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 213th with 13.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wolverines surrender 51.0 points per contest, which ranks them 2nd in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 34% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 45th in those defensive statistics. They rank 25th with 9.6 assists allowed per contest, and 190th with 35.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wolverines are 144th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.7 per game. Michigan is 227th in the country with 72.7 points per game this year. They are 126th in the D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 21.7. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 152nd in the nation. They are 67th in the country in rebounding with 40.0 boards per game and 107th in assists per contest with 15.0. The Wolverines are 347th in turnovers per game with 8.7.
The Boilermakers have an offensive rating of 120.2, which is ranked 12th. They are 256th in college basketball in pace with 69.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 57% is 27th. As a unit they are 28th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 50% of their shot attempts, ranking 10th in D-1. Purdue is 212th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions.
Michigan is 345th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions. The Wolverines have an offensive rating of 109.7, which is ranked 108th. They are 335th in D-1 in pace with 66.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 128th. As a unit they are 170th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 153rd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Purdue/Michigan college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Michigan -6.5
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