Tennessee Tech at Michigan State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/18/2018
Sunday, November 18, 2018
Breslin Student Events Center
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The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles travel to Breslin Student Events Center to play the Michigan State Spartans on Sunday, November 18, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Michigan State as 33 point favorites.
Tennessee Tech comes into this game with an overall record of 0-4. They currently have a point differential of -23.5 as they are averaging 66.8 points per game while giving up 90.3 per contest. Michigan State has an overall record of 2-1. They are averaging 91.0 points per game and surrendering 77.7, good for a point differential of 13.3.
Valuable Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles Betting Trends
The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles are 1-3-0 against the spread
The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles are 3-1-0 against the over/under
Important Michigan State Spartans Betting Trends
The Michigan State Spartans are 1-2-0 against the spread
The Michigan State Spartans are 2-1-0 against the over/under
Key Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles Injuries
11/09/18 G Cade Crosland Knee is out 2-3 weeks
11/09/18 G Caden Mills Knee is out indefinitely
11/09/18 F Malik Martin Hand is out 2-4 weeks
11/09/18 C Reece Wilkinson Knee is out indefinitely
Key Michigan State Spartans Injuries
11/17/18 F Nick Ward Leg left last game, is questionable Sunday vs Tennessee Tech
Hunter Vick averages 11.3 points per game in 29.5 minutes per contest. He averages 3.8 assists per contest and 2.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 38% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%. Micaiah Henry comes into this contest averaging 16.5 points per game while playing 26.8 minutes per night. He pulls down 6.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is at 67%.
Cassius Winston averages 16.7 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.7 rebounds per contest and 7.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 88%. Joshua Langford averages 17.3 points per game while playing 29.3 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 100%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Eagles allow 90.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 342nd in Division 1. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 289th and 116th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.5 rebounds a game which ranks 344th, and they give up 21.0 assists per contest which puts them in 349th place in the NCAA. They force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 230th in the nation. Tennessee Tech averages 66.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 300th in the country. Their average scoring margin is -23.5 and their shooting percentage is 40% as a team, which has them ranked 300th. Behind the arc they shoot 26% which is good for 320th in D-1. They average 33.8 rebounds per game and 13.8 assists per contest, which ranks them 283rd and 186th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 21.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Spartans surrender 77.7 points per contest, which ranks them 272nd in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 129th and 283rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 309th with 16.3 assists allowed per contest, and 144th with 34.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Spartans are 46th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 11.3 per game. Michigan State is 22nd in the country with 91.0 points per game this year. They are 153rd in the D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 13.3. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 164th in the nation. They are 19th in the country in rebounding with 46.7 boards per game and 9th in assists per contest with 21.7. The Spartans are 172nd in turnovers per game with 13.7.
The Golden Eagles have an offensive rating of 82.2, which is ranked 339th. They are 15th in college basketball in pace with 81.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 45% is 311th. As a unit they are 317th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 48% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 191st in D-1. Tennessee Tech is 5th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 23.4 times per 100 possessions.
Michigan State is 257th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions. The Spartans are 68th in the country in offensive rating with 113.8. In terms of pace they are 21st in Division 1 with 79.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 159th. As a team they are 146th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 219th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Tennessee Tech/Michigan State college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Michigan State -33
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