Michigan at Rutgers NCAA Basketball Picks 2/5/2019
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Louis Brown Athletic Center
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The Michigan Wolverines travel to Louis Brown Athletic Center to play the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on Tuesday, February 5, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Michigan as 10.5 point favorites.
Michigan heads into this matchup with a mark of 20-2. They currently have a point differential of 13.9 as they are averaging 70.8 points per contest while giving up 57.0 per game. Rutgers has an overall mark of 11-10. They are averaging 66.9 points per contest and giving up 66.6, which is a point differential of 0.3.
Valuable Michigan Wolverines Betting Trends
The Michigan Wolverines are 11-11-0 against the spread
The Michigan Wolverines are 7-15-0 against the over/under
Important Rutgers Scarlet Knights Betting Trends
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 10-11-0 against the spread
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 11-9-1 against the over/under
Key Michigan Wolverines Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Rutgers Scarlet Knights Injuries
No key injuries to report
Jordan Poole averages 12.8 points per game in 32.5 minutes per contest. He averages 2.0 assists per contest and 3.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%. Ignas Brazdeikis comes into this contest averaging 15.2 points per game while playing 29.7 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is at 78%.
Geo Baker averages 13.2 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.8 rebounds per contest and 4.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 36% and his free throw percentage is 71%. Eugene Omoruyi averages 14.2 points per game while playing 28.0 minutes per contest. He grabs 7.4 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 69%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wolverines allow 57.0 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 16th and 22nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.0 rebounds a game which ranks 128th, and they give up 9.7 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the NCAA. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 154th in the nation. Michigan averages 70.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 245th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 13.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 166th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 170th in D-1. They average 36.2 rebounds per game and 13.4 assists per contest, which ranks them 150th and 197th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 350th with 9.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Scarlet Knights surrender 66.6 points per contest, which ranks them 58th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 101st and 253rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 132nd with 12.5 assists allowed per contest, and 158th with 34.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Scarlet Knights are 95th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.5 per game. Rutgers is 312th in the country with 66.9 points per game this year. They are 327th in the D-1 in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is 0.3. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 298th in the nation. They are 28th in the country in rebounding with 39.5 boards per game and 267th in assists per contest with 12.3. The Scarlet Knights are 168th in turnovers per game with 13.3.
The Wolverines are 104th in the nation in offensive rating with 107.2. In terms of pace they are 329th in the country with 66.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 154th. As a team they are 193rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 147th in Division 1. Michigan is 348th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions.
Rutgers is 184th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions. The Scarlet Knights are 293rd in the country in offensive rating with 98.3. In terms of pace they are 280th in Division 1 with 67.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 46% is 332nd. As a team they are 339th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 283rd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Michigan/Rutgers college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Rutgers +10.5
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