Michigan State at Michigan Expert NCAA Basketball Picks Against the Spread 2/24/2019
Sunday, February 24, 2019
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The Michigan State Spartans travel to Crisler Center to play the Michigan Wolverines on Sunday, February 24, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Michigan as 3.5 point favorites.
Michigan State comes into this game with an overall record of 22-5. They currently have a point differential of 14.6 as they are averaging 80.2 points per game while giving up 65.6 per contest. Michigan has an overall record of 24-3. They are averaging 70.3 points per game and surrendering 57.7, good for a point differential of 12.7.
Valuable Michigan State Spartans Betting Trends
The Michigan State Spartans are 19-8-0 against the spread
The Michigan State Spartans are 10-17-0 against the over/under
Important Michigan Wolverines Betting Trends
The Michigan Wolverines are 14-12-0 against the spread
The Michigan Wolverines are 9-17-0 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 Michigan Wolverines Injuries
No key injuries to report
Cassius Winston comes into this contest averaging 18.9 points per game while playing 33.0 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 82%. Matt McQuaid averages 8.9 points per game in 29.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 3.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Ignas Brazdeikis averages 14.4 points per game while playing 29.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per game and has 0.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. Charles Matthews averages 13.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.3 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 63%.
Useful Team Statistics
Michigan State averages 80.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 36th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 14.6 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 25th in the nation. They average 41.9 rebounds per game and 19.6 assists per game, which ranks them 4th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 160th with 13.3 per game. The Spartans allow 65.6 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 51st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.9 rebounds a game which ranks 79th and they give up 12.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 118th place in Division 1. They force 10.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Michigan is 245th in the country with 70.3 points per game this year. They are 152nd in Division 1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 12.7. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 143rd in the nation. They are 177th in the NCAA in rebounding with 35.5 boards per game, and 178th in assists per contest with 13.5. The Wolverines are 351st in turnovers per game with 9.1. The Wolverines surrender 57.7 points per contest, which ranks them 3rd in D-1. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 20th in those defensive statistics. They rank 5th with 9.7 assists allowed per contest and 168th with 34.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wolverines are 129th in country in forcing turnovers with 12.7 per game.
The Spartans have an offensive rating of 114.4, which is ranked 11th. They are 178th in college basketball in pace with 69.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 22nd. As a unit they are 15th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 205th in D-1. Michigan State is 172nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions.
Michigan is 349th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions. The Wolverines have an offensive rating of 106.9, which is ranked 100th. They are 329th in D-1 in pace with 65.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 136th. As a unit they are 173rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 142nd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Michigan State/Michigan college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Michigan -3.5
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