Rutgers at Michigan College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/21/2018
Sunday, January 21, 2018
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The Rutgers Scarlet Knights travel to Crisler Center to play the Michigan Wolverines on Sunday, January 21, 2018. The opening line for this game has Michigan as 13 point favorites.
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Rutgers comes into this game with an overall record of 12-8. They currently have a point differential of 7.4 as they are averaging 69.5 points per game while giving up 62.2 per contest. Michigan has an overall record of 16-5. They are averaging 75.1 points per game and surrendering 63.2, good for a point differential of 11.9.
Valuable Rutgers Scarlet Knights Betting Trends
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 7-3 against the spread this season
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 5-6 against the over/under this year
Important Michigan Wolverines Betting Trends
The Michigan Wolverines are 11-8 against the spread this season
The Michigan Wolverines are 8-12 against the over/under this year
Key Rutgers Scarlet Knights Injuries
01/16/18 G Mike Williams Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Michigan Wolverines Injuries
No key injuries to report
Geo Baker averages 11.7 points per game in 32.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.5 assists per contest and 2.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%. Corey Sanders averages 14.4 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is at 75%.
Moritz Wagner averages 14.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.2 rebounds per contest and 0.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 70%. Charles Matthews averages 14.9 points per game while playing 29.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per game and has 3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is at 55%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Scarlet Knights allow 62.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the nation. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 14th and 37th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.5 rebounds a game which ranks 285th, and they give up 12.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 82nd place in the country. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 289th in college basketball. Rutgers averages 69.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 287th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 7.4 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 314th. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 332nd in D-1. They average 41.3 rebounds per game and 11.5 assists per game, which ranks them 6th and 320th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 335th with 10.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wolverines surrender 63.2 points per contest, which ranks them 18th in the country. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 171st and 212th in those defensive statistics. They rank 26th with 10.7 assists allowed per contest, and 51st with 32.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wolverines are 221st in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per game this season. Michigan is 157th in Division 1 with 75.1 points per game this year. They are 66th in the country in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 11.9. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 94th in the nation. They are 282nd in college basketball in rebounding with 33.5 boards per game and 87th in assists per contest with 15.2. The Wolverines are 346th in turnovers per game with 9.9.
The Scarlet Knights are 7th in the country in defensive rating with 89.4, and their offensive rating of 100 is ranked 270th. They are 257th in college basketball in pace with 68.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 45% is 341st. As a unit they are 345th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 48% and they shoot 3-pointers on 25% of their shot attempts, ranking 346th in D-1. Rutgers is 343rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 45%, which is 12th in the country.
Michigan is 342nd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 116th in the nation. The Wolverines are 48th in the country in offensive rating with 112.4, and their defensive rating of 94.6 is ranked 42nd. In terms of pace they are 324th in Division 1 with 66.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 52nd. As a team they are 81st in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 68th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Rutgers/Michigan college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Michigan -13
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