Minnesota at Michigan State College Basketball Game Picks 2/9/2019
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Breslin Student Events Center
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The Minnesota Golden Gophers head to Breslin Student Events Center to take on the Michigan State Spartans on Saturday, February 9, 2019. The opening line for this game has Michigan State as 14 point favorites.
Minnesota heads into this matchup with a mark of 16-7. They currently have a point differential of 3.7 as they are averaging 73.3 points per contest while giving up 69.7 per game. Michigan State has an overall record of 18-5. They are averaging 82.0 points per game and surrendering 67.5, good for a point differential of 14.5.
Valuable Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Trends
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 11-12-0 against the spread this season
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 11-11-1 against the over/under this year
Important Michigan State Spartans Betting Trends
The Michigan State Spartans are 16-7-0 against the spread this season
The Michigan State Spartans are 10-13-0 against the over/under this year
Key Minnesota Golden Gophers Injuries
11/08/18 G Marcus Carr Eligibility is out indefinitely
Key Michigan State Spartans Injuries
01/07/19 G Joshua Langford Ankle is out for season
Amir Coffey comes into this game averaging 15.8 points per contest while playing 33.7 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is 74%. Jordan Murphy averages 14.9 points per contest in 30.2 minutes per game. He averages 2.7 assists per game and 12.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% for the season while his free throw percentage is 70%.
Cassius Winston scores 18.9 points per contest while playing 33.0 minutes per game. He hauls in 2.8 rebounds per contest and has 7.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 81%. Nick Ward averages 15.2 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 23.0 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.6 rebounds per game and has 0.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 61% and his free throw percentage is 65%.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota averages 73.3 points per contest, which is 167th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 3.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 195th. From 3-point territory they shoot 30%, which is good for 325th in the nation. They average 38.1 boards per contest and 15.2 assists per game, which ranks them 57th and 60th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 260th with 12.3 per game. The Golden Gophers allow 69.7 points per contest, which is 134th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 169th and 159th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 33.9 rebounds a game which ranks 125th, and they allow 11.7 assists per game which puts them in 76th place in the country. They force 11.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 55th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Michigan State is 27th in the nation with 82.0 points per contest this season. They are 12th in the country in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 14.5. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 28th in the NCAA. They are 5th in D-1 in rebounding with 42.2 boards per contest and 1st in assists per game with 20.0. The Spartans are 133rd in turnovers per contest with 13.6. The Spartans give up 67.5 points per game, which ranks them 77th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 37% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 4th and 68th in those defensive statistics. They rank 140th with 12.6 dimes allowed per game and 77th with 32.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Spartans are 11th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 10.4 per contest this year.
The Golden Gophers have an offensive rating of 106.1, which is ranked 124th. They are 219th in college basketball in pace with 69.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 279th. As a unit they are 248th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 340th in D-1. Minnesota is 270th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions.
Michigan State is 161st in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions. The Spartans are 13th in the country in offensive rating with 115.6. In terms of pace they are 154th in Division 1 with 70.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 57% is 11th. As a team they are 11th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 194th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Minnesota/Michigan State college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Minnesota +14
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