Detroit Titans vs Michigan State Spartans Prediction, 12/4/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Titans vs Michigan State Spartans
Date: Friday, December 4, 2020
Location: Breslin Center in East Lansing, MI
TV: Big Ten Network
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit (+24)
The Detroit Titans (8-23 last season) go to Breslin Center on Friday where they'll meet the Michigan State Spartans (3-0). Detroit opens this matchup as 24-point underdogs. The total has been set at 153.
Detroit comes into this contest after finishing with a win-loss mark of 8-23 last season. They turned the ball over 13.6 times per game and as a squad committed 16.8 personal fouls every game. As a group, Detroit snagged 36.1 rebounds per game and accumulated 322 assists over the course of last season, which had them ranked 2nd in the country in terms of passing. The Titans shot 32.3% on shots from beyond the arc (263 of 815) and 78.2% from the free throw line. They averaged 70.2 points per game (181st in Division 1) while connecting on 39.1% from the floor. On the defensive end, the Titans forced 12.1 turnovers per game while drawing 18.0 fouls. The Titans defensively gave up a FG percentage of 45.9% (862 of 1,876) and they relinquished 36.8 boards per contest as a team. They were 284th in college basketball in allowing assists 536 relinquished last season. They relinquished 36.3% on shots from downtown and they were ranked 222nd in Division 1 in PPG allowed (78.1).
The Detroit Titans faced the IUPUI Jaguars and walked away with a win by a score of 90-88 in their last game. Detroit walked away from the game with a 50.8% field goal percentage (32 of 63) and buried 11 out of their 29 shots from distance. From the charity stripe, the Titans made 15 of 20 shots for a percentage of 75.0%. In the matter of hauling in rebounds, they compiled 31 with 8 of them being of the offensive variety. They also dished out 7 assists in this game as well as earning 6 steals and 2 blocks. In regard to the defense, Detroit allowed 50.8% from the floor on 32 of 63. IUPUI totaled 17 dimes and 7 steals for this game. Moreover, the Jaguars totaled 31 boards (10 offensive, 21 defensive) and added 2 rejections. IUPUI went 76.5% at the charity stripe by making 13 of their 17 tries. They also buried 7 of their 22 shots from long range.
Chris Brandon is one player who was pivotal for the game. He was able to score 6 points on 2 of 4 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 39 minutes and also totaled 10 boards. Brandon finished the game at 50.0% from the floor and totaled 2 assists. An additional guy that saw a lot of court time in this game for the Titans was Antoine Davis. He collected 2 boards and accounted for 2 assists. He ended up shooting 53.6% from the field in this matchup by shooting 15-of-28 (43 points). When the final whistle was blown, Davis was on the court for 37 min.
Michigan State has a win-loss record of 3-0 on the season. The Spartans are responsible for committing 19.3 fouls per game and they go 70.2% from the charity stripe. They are getting an assist 20.7 times per game (18th in the country) and they are turning it over 15.0 times per contest. Michigan State has scored 238 points for the year (79.3 per game) and they grab 43.7 rebounds per game. When it comes to executing on offense, the Spartans are hitting on 46.3% from the floor, which has them ranked 169th in D-1. The Spartans on the defensive end are ranked 124th in D-1 in points allowed per contest with 68.7. The Michigan State defense concedes 26.2% on shots from behind the 3-point line (17 of 65) and their opposition makes 76.4% of their free throw shots. They have given up 12.0 assists and 35.0 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranks 119th and 125th in those categories on the defensive end. They have forced 10.3 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 36.0% from the field (40th in college basketball).
In their last game, the Michigan State Spartans went home victorious with a score of 75-69 when they faced the Duke Blue Devils. The Spartans pulled down 34 defensive boards and 12 offensive boards totaling 46 in this matchup. They turned away 3 shots while earning 6 steals in the matchup. The Blue Devils committed 22 personal fouls for this game which got the Spartans to the charity stripe for a total of 25 shots. They were able to bury 16 of the free throw tries for a clip of 64.0%. In relation to three-point shots, Michigan State buried 5 of 20 attempts (25.0%). When the final whistle was blown, the Spartans shot 27 for 63 from the floor which had them sitting at 42.9%. The Spartans permitted the Blue Devils to convert 20 out of 62 attempts from the field which left them shooting 32.3% in this game. They finished the game shooting 21.7% from three-point range by going 5 of 23 and finished the contest at 24 out of 30 from the free throw line (80.0%). In relation to how they rebounded, Michigan State permitted Duke to grab 36 in total (9 on the offensive glass).
Aaron Henry was important for the Spartans in this matchup. He converted 7 of 21 in this game giving him a field goal percentage of 33.3%, which gave him 14 points. Henry collected 5 boards in his 35 minutes played and added 5 assists for this contest. An additional guy who saw a lot of minutes for Michigan State was Rocket Watts. He walked away with 20 points in 25 minutes on the hardwood via 7 of 16 from the floor for this game. Watts finished going 43.8% from the field as well as earning 2 assists and 3 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Michigan State (-24) and over 153 points
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