Rutgers vs Michigan State NCAA Basketball Betting Tips 12/8/2019
Game: Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Michigan State Spartans
Date: Sunday, December 8, 2019
Location: Breslin Center in East Lansing, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Michigan State -15
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights travel to Breslin Center to play the Michigan State Spartans on Sunday, December 8, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Michigan State as 15 point favorites.
Rutgers comes into this game with an overall record of 6-2. They currently have a point differential of 12.6 as they are averaging 73.9 points per game while giving up 61.3 per contest. Michigan State has an overall mark of 5-3. They are averaging 80.1 points per contest and giving up 67.5, which is a point differential of 12.6.
Valuable Rutgers Scarlet Knights Betting Trends
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 3-4-1 against the spread
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 5-3-0 against the over/under
Important Michigan State Spartans Betting Trends
The Michigan State Spartans are 2-6-0 against the spread
The Michigan State Spartans are 4-4-0 against the over/under
Key Rutgers Scarlet Knights Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Michigan State Spartans Injuries
12/07/19 F Julius Marble Achilles is questionable Sunday vs Rutgers
12/07/19 G Rocket Watts Stress Fracture is out Sunday vs Rutgers
11/13/19 F Joey Hauser Eligibility is out for season
11/05/19 G Joshua Langford Foot is out indefinitely
Ron Harper Jr. comes into this contest averaging 13.3 points per game while playing 26.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 61%. Geo Baker averages 13.0 points per game in 32.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.3 assists per contest and 3.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Cassius Winston averages 17.1 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.3 rebounds per game and has 6.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 88%. Xavier Tillman averages 13.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.8 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 68%.
Useful Team Statistics
Rutgers averages 73.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 142nd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 12.6 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 53rd. Behind the arc they shoot 28% which is good for 312th in the nation. They average 40.1 rebounds per game and 14.8 assists per game, which ranks them 50th and 98th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 139th with 14.1 per game. The Scarlet Knights allow 61.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 41st in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 59th and 194th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.5 rebounds a game which ranks 52nd and they give up 12.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 164th place in Division 1. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 244th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Michigan State is 45th in the country with 80.1 points per game this year. They are 73rd in Division 1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 12.6. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 194th in the nation. They are 40th in the NCAA in rebounding with 40.6 boards per game, and 2nd in assists per contest with 18.8. The Spartans are 294th in turnovers per game with 11.9. The Spartans surrender 67.5 points per contest, which ranks them 154th in D-1. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 90th and 172nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 172nd with 12.3 assists allowed per contest and 72nd with 32.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Spartans are 133rd in country in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per game.
The Scarlet Knights are 93rd in the nation in offensive rating with 106.1. In terms of pace they are 225th in the country with 69.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 117th. As a team they are 123rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 263rd in Division 1. Rutgers is 138th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.3 times per 100 possessions.
Michigan State is 310th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions. The Spartans have an offensive rating of 112.3, which is ranked 30th. They are 151st in D-1 in pace with 71.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 107th. As a unit they are 83rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 238th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Rutgers/Michigan State college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Michigan State -15
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