Michigan State at Indiana NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/2/2019
Saturday, March 2, 2019
Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall
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The Michigan State Spartans travel to Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall to play the Indiana Hoosiers on Saturday, March 2, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Michigan State as 7.5 point favorites.
Michigan State heads into this matchup with a mark of 23-5. They currently have a point differential of 14.4 as they are averaging 80.1 points per contest while giving up 65.8 per game. Indiana has an overall record of 14-14. They are averaging 70.4 points per game and surrendering 67.2, good for a point differential of 3.2.
Valuable Michigan State Spartans Betting Trends
The Michigan State Spartans are 20-8-0 against the spread
The Michigan State Spartans are 11-17-0 against the over/under
Important Indiana Hoosiers Betting Trends
The Indiana Hoosiers are 12-16-0 against the spread
The Indiana Hoosiers are 12-16-0 against the over/under
Key Michigan State Spartans Injuries
02/17/19 F Nick Ward Hand is out indefinitely
01/07/19 G Joshua Langford Ankle is out for season
Key Indiana Hoosiers Injuries
11/22/18 F Jerome Hunter Leg is out for season
Cassius Winston comes into this contest averaging 19.2 points per game while playing 33.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 83%. Matt McQuaid averages 9.0 points per game in 30.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 3.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Romeo Langford averages 17.1 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.4 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 73%. Juwan Morgan averages 14.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.3 rebounds per contest and 2.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 62%.
Useful Team Statistics
Michigan State averages 80.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 34th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 14.4 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 34th in the nation. They average 41.6 rebounds per game and 19.4 assists per game, which ranks them 5th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 178th with 13.0 per game. The Spartans allow 65.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 44th in the country. They also allow a 37% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 3rd and 42nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.9 rebounds a game which ranks 77th and they give up 12.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 100th place in Division 1. They force 10.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana is 243rd in the country with 70.4 points per game this year. They are 105th in Division 1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 3.2. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 326th in the nation. They are 123rd in the NCAA in rebounding with 36.5 boards per game, and 214th in assists per contest with 13.0. The Hoosiers are 174th in turnovers per game with 13.1. The Hoosiers surrender 67.2 points per contest, which ranks them 65th in D-1. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 72nd and 73rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 200th with 13.3 assists allowed per contest and 199th with 35.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hoosiers are 124th in country in forcing turnovers with 12.6 per game.
The Spartans have an offensive rating of 114.7, which is ranked 10th. They are 190th in college basketball in pace with 69.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 20th. As a unit they are 14th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 200th in D-1. Michigan State is 185th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions.
Indiana is 144th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions. The Hoosiers have an offensive rating of 101.4, which is ranked 235th. They are 250th in D-1 in pace with 68.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 195th. As a unit they are 220th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 303rd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Michigan State/Indiana college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Indiana +7.5
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