Michigan at Penn State NCAA Basketball Point Spread Picks 2/12/2019
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Bryce Jordan Center
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The Michigan Wolverines travel to Bryce Jordan Center to play the Penn State Nittany Lions on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Michigan as 7 point favorites.
Michigan heads into this matchup with a mark of 22-2. They currently have a point differential of 13.6 as they are averaging 70.7 points per contest while giving up 57.1 per game. Penn State has an overall mark of 8-15. They are averaging 68.1 points per contest and giving up 68.9, which is a point differential of -0.7.
Valuable Michigan Wolverines Betting Trends
The Michigan Wolverines are 13-11-0 against the spread
The Michigan Wolverines are 8-16-0 against the over/under
Important Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Trends
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 9-14-0 against the spread
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 8-15-0 against the over/under
Key Michigan Wolverines Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Penn State Nittany Lions Injuries
12/14/18 F Satchel Pierce Academics is out for season
Charles Matthews averages 12.8 points per game in 31.8 minutes per contest. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 5.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 63%. Ignas Brazdeikis comes into this contest averaging 15.0 points per game while playing 30.0 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is at 78%.
Rasir Bolton averages 12.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 26.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.0 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is 90%. Lamar Stevens averages 18.9 points per game while playing 36.4 minutes per contest. He grabs 7.9 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wolverines allow 57.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in Division 1. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 18th and 30th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.0 rebounds a game which ranks 131st, and they give up 9.6 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the NCAA. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 132nd in the nation. Michigan averages 70.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 235th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 13.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 168th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 166th in D-1. They average 36.1 rebounds per game and 13.3 assists per contest, which ranks them 142nd and 202nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 351st with 9.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nittany Lions surrender 68.9 points per contest, which ranks them 116th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 240th and 311th in those defensive statistics. They rank 108th with 12.3 assists allowed per contest, and 171st with 34.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Nittany Lions are 195th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.7 per game. Penn State is 289th in the country with 68.1 points per game this year. They are 322nd in the D-1 in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is -0.7. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 305th in the nation. They are 120th in the country in rebounding with 36.5 boards per game and 272nd in assists per contest with 12.2. The Nittany Lions are 237th in turnovers per game with 12.6.
The Wolverines are 99th in the nation in offensive rating with 107.3. In terms of pace they are 330th in the country with 65.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 153rd. As a team they are 182nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 155th in Division 1. Michigan is 348th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions.
Penn State is 239th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions. The Nittany Lions are 284th in the country in offensive rating with 98.9. In terms of pace they are 258th in Division 1 with 68.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 324th. As a team they are 326th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 182nd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Michigan/Penn State college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Penn State +7
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