Michigan State vs Minnesota predictions 1/26/20 College Basketball Picks & Tips
Game: Michigan State Spartans vs Minnesota Golden Gophers
Date: Sunday, January 26, 2020
Location: Williams Arena in Minneapolis, MN
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota +4.5
The Michigan State Spartans head to Williams Arena to take on the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Sunday, January 26, 2020. The opening line for this game has Michigan State as 4.5 point favorites.
Michigan State heads into this matchup with a mark of 14-5. They currently have a point differential of 13.7 as they are averaging 77.5 points per contest while giving up 63.8 per game. Minnesota has an overall mark of 11-8. They are averaging 72.2 points per contest and giving up 66.3, which is a point differential of 5.9.
Valuable Michigan State Spartans Betting Trends
The Michigan State Spartans are 9-10-0 against the spread this season
The Michigan State Spartans are 9-10-0 against the over/under this year
Important Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Trends
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 12-6-1 against the spread this season
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 8-11-0 against the over/under this year
Key Michigan State Spartans Injuries
12/19/19 G Joshua Langford Foot is out for season
11/13/19 F Joey Hauser Eligibility is out for season
01/24/20 G Brock Washington Suspension is out indefinitely
01/15/20 G Kyle Ahrens Achilles is out indefinitely
Key Minnesota Golden Gophers Injuries
11/05/19 F Eric Curry Knee is out for season
Cassius Winston comes into this game averaging 18.0 points per contest while playing 31.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 2.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 6.0 assists per game. His FG percentage is 59% while his free throw percentage is 85%. Xavier Tillman averages 13.7 points per contest in 31.4 minutes per game. He averages 3.1 assists per game and 10.0 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 54% for the season while his free throw percentage is 63%.
Daniel Oturu scores 19.7 points per contest while playing 33.9 minutes per game. He hauls in 11.6 rebounds per contest and has 1.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage is at 68%. Marcus Carr averages 16.3 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 36.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.3 rebounds per game and has 6.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
Michigan State averages 77.5 points per contest, which is 47th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 13.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 60th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 133rd in the nation. They average 42.1 boards per contest and 18.7 assists per game, which ranks them 4th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 234th with 12.8 per game. The Spartans allow 63.8 points per contest, which is 53rd in the NCAA. They also surrender a 38% shooting percentage and a 28% average from 3-point range, ranking them 14th and 10th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.6 rebounds a game which ranks 60th, and they allow 13.0 assists per game which puts them in 212th place in the country. They force 11.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota is 155th in the nation with 72.2 points per contest this season. They are 203rd in the country in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 5.9. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 189th in the NCAA. They are 50th in D-1 in rebounding with 39.1 boards per contest and 47th in assists per game with 15.4. The Golden Gophers are 284th in turnovers per contest with 12.2. The Golden Gophers give up 66.3 points per game, which ranks them 103rd in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 111th and 214th in those defensive statistics. They rank 178th with 12.5 dimes allowed per game and 175th with 35.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Golden Gophers are 34th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 11.8 per contest this year.
The Spartans are 21st in the nation in offensive rating with 110.4. In terms of pace they are 159th in the country with 70.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 70th. As a team they are 53rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 201st in Division 1. Michigan State is 253rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions.
Minnesota is 274th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions. The Golden Gophers have an offensive rating of 105.9, which is ranked 89th. They are 290th in D-1 in pace with 67.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 172nd. As a unit they are 173rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 77th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Michigan State/Minnesota college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Michigan State -4.5
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