Bradley at Michigan State NCAA Basketball Point Spread Picks 3/21/2019
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Wells Fargo Arena
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The Bradley Braves travel to Wells Fargo Arena to play the Michigan State Spartans on Thursday, March 21, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Michigan State as 21 point favorites.
Bradley comes into this game with an overall record of 17-14. They currently have a point differential of 1.6 as they are averaging 66.6 points per game while giving up 65.0 per contest. Michigan State has an overall record of 25-6. They are averaging 78.8 points per game and surrendering 65.5, good for a point differential of 13.3.
Valuable Bradley Braves Betting Trends
The Bradley Braves are 16-17-0 against the spread
The Bradley Braves are 13-17-0 against the over/under
Important Michigan State Spartans Betting Trends
The Michigan State Spartans are 24-10-0 against the spread
The Michigan State Spartans are 13-18-0 against the over/under
Key Bradley Braves Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Michigan State Spartans Injuries
03/17/19 G Kyle Ahrens Ankle is out indefinitely
01/07/19 G Joshua Langford Ankle is out for season
Elijah Childs averages 12.2 points per game in 29.4 minutes per contest. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 7.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 68%. Darrell Brown comes into this contest averaging 14.7 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per night. He pulls down 2.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is at 74%.
Nick Ward averages 14.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 21.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.2 rebounds per contest and 0.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 60% and his free throw percentage is 65%. Cassius Winston averages 18.9 points per game while playing 32.9 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.1 rebounds per game and has 7.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Braves allow 65.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 33rd in Division 1. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 49th and 88th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.1 rebounds a game which ranks 83rd, and they give up 11.9 assists per contest which puts them in 82nd place in the NCAA. They force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 128th in the nation. Bradley averages 66.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 309th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 1.6 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 234th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 70th in D-1. They average 34.4 rebounds per game and 12.1 assists per contest, which ranks them 231st and 274th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 203rd with 12.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Spartans surrender 65.5 points per contest, which ranks them 38th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 38% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 44th in those defensive statistics. They rank 114th with 12.4 assists allowed per contest, and 45th with 31.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Spartans are 8th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 10.3 per game. Michigan State is 43rd in the country with 78.8 points per game this year. They are 15th in the D-1 in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 13.3. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 22nd in the nation. They are 9th in the country in rebounding with 40.9 boards per game and 3rd in assists per contest with 19.0. The Spartans are 187th in turnovers per game with 12.9.
The Braves have an offensive rating of 100.4, which is ranked 259th. They are 317th in college basketball in pace with 66.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 244th. As a unit they are 235th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 274th in D-1. Bradley is 118th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.8 times per 100 possessions.
Michigan State is 172nd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions. The Spartans are 9th in the country in offensive rating with 114.3. In terms of pace they are 214th in Division 1 with 68.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 19th. As a team they are 13th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 191st in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Bradley/Michigan State college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Michigan State -21
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