Michigan State Spartans vs Michigan Wolverines Predictions, Free College Basketball Picks, Tips 2/8/2020
Game: Michigan State Spartans vs Michigan Wolverines
Date: Saturday, February 8, 2020
Location: Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Michigan +3
The Michigan State Spartans head to Crisler Center to take on the Michigan Wolverines on Saturday, February 8, 2020. The opening line for this game has MSU as 3 point favorites.
Michigan State heads into this matchup with a mark of 16-7. They currently have a point differential of 13.1 as they are averaging 76.3 points per contest while giving up 63.2 per game. Michigan has an overall mark of 13-9. They are averaging 75.5 points per contest and giving up 68.9, which is a point differential of 6.6.
Valuable Michigan State Spartans Betting Trends
The Michigan State Spartans are 11-12-0 against the spread this season
The Michigan State Spartans are 10-12-1 against the over/under this year
Important Michigan Wolverines Betting Trends
The Michigan Wolverines are 11-11-0 against the spread this season
The Michigan Wolverines are 11-11-0 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
02/05/20 F Thomas Kithier Illness is questionable
01/24/20 G Brock Washington Suspension is out indefinitely
Key Michigan Wolverines Injuries
02/05/20 F Isaiah Livers Groin is doubtful
Cassius Winston comes into this game averaging 18.5 points per contest while playing 32.0 minutes per night this year. He grabs 2.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 5.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 86%. Xavier Tillman averages 13.3 points per contest in 31.7 minutes per game. He averages 3.2 assists per game and 10.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 53% for the season while his free throw percentage is 66%.
Zavier Simpson scores 12.7 points per contest while playing 34.0 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.4 rebounds per contest and has 8.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 63%. Jon Teske averages 13.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 28.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 7.5 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 70%.
Useful Team Statistics
Michigan State averages 76.3 points per contest, which is 61st in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 13.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 65th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 98th in the nation. They average 41.5 boards per contest and 18.5 assists per game, which ranks them 5th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 226th with 12.8 per game. The Spartans allow 63.2 points per contest, which is 35th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 38% shooting percentage and a 28% average from 3-point range, ranking them 10th and 6th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.6 rebounds a game which ranks 65th, and they allow 12.9 assists per game which puts them in 206th place in the country. They force 11.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Michigan is 73rd in the nation with 75.5 points per contest this season. They are 53rd in the country in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 6.6. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 119th in the NCAA. They are 130th in D-1 in rebounding with 36.3 boards per contest and 43rd in assists per game with 15.0. The Wolverines are 312th in turnovers per contest with 11.6. The Wolverines give up 68.9 points per game, which ranks them 164th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 176th and 127th in those defensive statistics. They rank 26th with 10.1 dimes allowed per game and 219th with 35.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Wolverines are 38th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 11.7 per contest this year.
The Spartans are 32nd in the nation in offensive rating with 109.5. In terms of pace they are 169th in the country with 69.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 73rd. As a team they are 58th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 187th in Division 1. Michigan State is 237th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions.
Michigan is 303rd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions. The Wolverines are 82nd in the country in offensive rating with 106.3. In terms of pace they are 162nd in Division 1 with 69.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 50th. As a team they are 72nd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 109th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Michigan State/Michigan college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Michigan State -3
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