Michigan State at Penn State College Basketball Game Picks 1/13/2019
Sunday, January 13, 2019
Bryce Jordan Center
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The Michigan State Spartans head to Bryce Jordan Center to take on the Penn State Nittany Lions on Sunday, January 13, 2019. The opening line for this game has Michigan State as 7 point favorites.
Michigan State comes into this game with an overall record of 14-2. They currently have a point differential of 18.9 as they are averaging 86.4 points per game while giving up 67.5 per contest. Penn State has an overall record of 7-9. They are averaging 67.9 points per game and surrendering 66.9, good for a point differential of 1.0.
Valuable Michigan State Spartans Betting Trends
The Michigan State Spartans are 12-4-0 against the spread this season
The Michigan State Spartans are 8-8-0 against the over/under this year
Important Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Trends
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 6-10-0 against the spread this season
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 5-11-0 against the over/under this year
Key Michigan State Spartans Injuries
01/07/19 G Joshua Langford Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Penn State Nittany Lions Injuries
12/14/18 F Satchel Pierce Academics is out for season
Cassius Winston comes into this game averaging 18.0 points per contest while playing 31.1 minutes per night this year. He grabs 2.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 7.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is 79%. Nick Ward averages 16.7 points per contest in 22.5 minutes per game. He averages 0.9 assists per game and 6.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 66% for the season while his free throw percentage is 66%.
Lamar Stevens scores 18.6 points per contest while playing 35.9 minutes per game. He hauls in 8.1 rebounds per contest and has 1.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 76%. Rasir Bolton averages 12.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 28.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.1 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
Michigan State averages 86.4 points per contest, which is 9th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 18.9 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a unit, which has them ranked 8th. From 3-point territory they shoot 40%, which is good for 14th in the nation. They average 43.9 boards per contest and 21.3 assists per game, which ranks them 4th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 220th with 12.9 per game. The Spartans allow 67.5 points per contest, which is 85th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 37% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 84th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.1 rebounds a game which ranks 55th, and they allow 11.9 assists per game which puts them in 98th place in the country. They force 10.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Penn State is 303rd in the nation with 67.9 points per contest this season. They are 311th in the country in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is 1.0. They shoot 31% from beyond the arc, which is good for 298th in the NCAA. They are 118th in D-1 in rebounding with 37.2 boards per contest and 292nd in assists per game with 11.9. The Nittany Lions are 210th in turnovers per contest with 13.1. The Nittany Lions give up 66.9 points per game, which ranks them 72nd in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 255th and 216th in those defensive statistics. They rank 63rd with 11.3 dimes allowed per game and 128th with 34.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Nittany Lions are 166th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.7 per contest this year.
The Spartans have an offensive rating of 119.5, which is ranked 4th. They are 118th in college basketball in pace with 71.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 58% is 9th. As a unit they are 7th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 215th in D-1. Michigan State is 246th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions.
Penn State is 198th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions. The Nittany Lions are 273rd in the country in offensive rating with 98.9. In terms of pace they are 285th in Division 1 with 68.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 315th. As a team they are 323rd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 189th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Michigan State/Penn State college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Michigan State -7
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