UL Monroe at Michigan State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/14/2018
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Breslin Student Events Center
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The UL Monroe Warhawks travel to Breslin Student Events Center to play the Michigan State Spartans on Wednesday, November 14, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Michigan State as 25.5 point favorites.
UL Monroe comes into this game with an overall record of 2-1. They currently have a point differential of 25.5 as they are averaging 84.5 points per game while giving up 59.0 per contest. Michigan State has an overall mark of 1-1. They are averaging 96.5 points per contest and giving up 87.0, which is a point differential of 9.5.
Valuable UL Monroe Warhawks Betting Trends
The UL Monroe Warhawks are 0-1-0 against the spread
The UL Monroe Warhawks are 1-0-0 against the over/under
Important Michigan State Spartans Betting Trends
The Michigan State Spartans are 1-1-0 against the spread
The Michigan State Spartans are 2-0-0 against the over/under
Key UL Monroe Warhawks Injuries
11/09/18 F Youry White Knee is out for season
Key Michigan State Spartans Injuries
No key injuries to report
Michael Ertel averages 14.7 points per game in 36.3 minutes per contest. He averages 2.7 assists per contest and 1.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%. Daishon Smith comes into this contest averaging 17.0 points per game while playing 17.5 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Nick Ward averages 17.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 24.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.5 rebounds per contest and 2.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 59%. Joshua Langford averages 18.0 points per game while playing 30.0 minutes per contest. He grabs 7.0 rebounds per game and has 2.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 100%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Warhawks allow 59.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 53rd in Division 1. They also allow a 37% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the arc, ranking them 76th and 111th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.5 rebounds a game which ranks 183rd, and they give up 12.5 assists per contest which puts them in 183rd place in the NCAA. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 165th in the nation. UL Monroe averages 84.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 101st in the country. Their average scoring margin is 25.5 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 103rd. Behind the arc they shoot 42% which is good for 60th in D-1. They average 39.5 rebounds per game and 14.5 assists per contest, which ranks them 152nd and 172nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 214th with 13.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Spartans surrender 87.0 points per contest, which ranks them 325th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 43% average from 3-point range, ranking them 240th and 317th in those defensive statistics. They rank 345th with 21.5 assists allowed per contest, and 130th with 33.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Spartans are 97th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.5 per game. Michigan State is 29th in the country with 96.5 points per game this year. They are 90th in the D-1 in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 9.5. They shoot 44% from 3-point range, which is good for 48th in the nation. They are 54th in the country in rebounding with 44.5 boards per game and 6th in assists per contest with 26.0. The Spartans are 54th in turnovers per game with 17.0.
The Warhawks have an offensive rating of 122.5, which is ranked 55th. They are 273rd in college basketball in pace with 69.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 57% is 83rd. As a unit they are 73rd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 165th in D-1. UL Monroe is 188th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions.
Michigan State is 133rd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.2 times per 100 possessions. The Spartans are 99th in the country in offensive rating with 114.9. In terms of pace they are 15th in Division 1 with 83.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 57% is 89th. As a team they are 93rd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 265th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's UL Monroe/Michigan State college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Michigan State -25.5
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