Northwestern at Michigan NCAA Basketball Point Spread Picks 1/13/2019
Sunday, January 13, 2019
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The Northwestern Wildcats travel to Crisler Center to play the Michigan Wolverines on Sunday, January 13, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Michigan as 12.5 point favorites.
Northwestern comes into this game with an overall record of 10-6. They currently have a point differential of 7.6 as they are averaging 71.4 points per game while giving up 63.8 per contest. Michigan has an overall record of 16-0. They are averaging 73.3 points per game and surrendering 56.4, good for a point differential of 16.8.
Valuable Northwestern Wildcats Betting Trends
The Northwestern Wildcats are 9-7-0 against the spread
The Northwestern Wildcats are 5-10-1 against the over/under
Important Michigan Wolverines Betting Trends
The Michigan Wolverines are 8-8-0 against the spread
The Michigan Wolverines are 6-10-0 against the over/under
Key Northwestern Wildcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Michigan Wolverines Injuries
01/09/19 F Isaiah Livers Back is questionable Thursday vs Illinois
Dererk Pardon averages 13.4 points per game in 30.4 minutes per contest. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 8.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 61% for the year while his free throw percentage is 63%. Vic Law comes into this contest averaging 17.3 points per game while playing 32.9 minutes per night. He pulls down 6.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Charles Matthews averages 14.2 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.2 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 62%. Ignas Brazdeikis averages 15.9 points per game while playing 29.8 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.4 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wildcats allow 63.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 32nd in Division 1. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 27% average from behind the arc, ranking them 122nd and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.7 rebounds a game which ranks 111th, and they give up 13.1 assists per contest which puts them in 176th place in the NCAA. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 172nd in the nation. Northwestern averages 71.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 247th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 7.6 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 247th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 218th in D-1. They average 34.1 rebounds per game and 15.8 assists per contest, which ranks them 279th and 56th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 307th with 11.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wolverines surrender 56.4 points per contest, which ranks them 3rd in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 33rd and 56th in those defensive statistics. They rank 8th with 9.6 assists allowed per contest, and 72nd with 32.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wolverines are 140th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.3 per game. Michigan is 198th in the country with 73.3 points per game this year. They are 92nd in the D-1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 16.8. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 85th in the nation. They are 142nd in the country in rebounding with 36.6 boards per game and 153rd in assists per contest with 14.1. The Wolverines are 349th in turnovers per game with 9.4.
The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 104.4, which is ranked 175th. They are 288th in college basketball in pace with 67.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 245th. As a unit they are 216th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 129th in D-1. Northwestern is 287th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions.
Michigan is 347th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions. The Wolverines have an offensive rating of 110.7, which is ranked 57th. They are 337th in D-1 in pace with 66.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 89th. As a unit they are 124th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 194th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Northwestern/Michigan college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Michigan -12.5
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