Michigan State vs Nebraska Predictions, College Basketball Parlay Picks 2/20/2020
Game: Michigan State Spartans vs Nebraska Cornhuskers
Date: Thursday, February 20, 2020
Location: Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, NE
Odds/Point Spread: Nebraska +13
The Michigan State Spartans head to Pinnacle Bank Arena to take on the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Thursday, February 20, 2020. The opening line for this game has MSU as 13 point favorites.
Michigan State heads into this matchup with a mark of 17-9. They currently have a point differential of 11.0 as they are averaging 75.1 points per contest while giving up 64.1 per game. Nebraska has an overall record of 7-18. They are averaging 71.4 points per game and surrendering 76.3, good for a point differential of -5.0.
Valuable Michigan State Spartans Betting Trends
The Michigan State Spartans are 11-15-0 against the spread this season
The Michigan State Spartans are 11-14-1 against the over/under this year
Important Nebraska Cornhuskers Betting Trends
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 12-13-0 against the spread this season
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 15-10-0 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
02/19/20 F Xavier Tillman Personal is probable Thursday vs Nebraska
01/24/20 G Brock Washington Suspension is out indefinitely
Key Nebraska Cornhuskers Injuries
02/16/20 G Matej Kavas Hand is out for season
Xavier Tillman averages 13.7 points per contest in 32.2 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.0 assists per game and 10.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 53% for the season while his free throw percentage is 67%. Cassius Winston comes into this game averaging 18.2 points per contest while playing 32.0 minutes per night. He grabs 2.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 5.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Cam Mack averages 12.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.8 minutes per game. He also hauls in 4.6 rebounds per game and dishes 6.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 58%. Haanif Cheatham scores 12.4 points per contest while playing 31.4 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.8 rebounds per contest and has 1.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 67%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Spartans allow 64.1 points per contest which is 45th in the country. They also surrender a 38% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 14th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 33.3 rebounds a game which ranks 95th, and they allow 12.8 assists per game which puts them in 194th place in D-1. They force 11.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in Division 1. Michigan State averages 75.1 points per contest, which is 81st in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 11.0 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 92nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 139th in the nation. They average 40.8 boards per contest and 17.6 assists per game, which ranks them 9th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 247th with 12.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cornhuskers give up 76.3 points per game, which ranks them 317th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 248th and 148th in those defensive statistics. They rank 312th with 15.0 dimes allowed per game and 349th with 44.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Cornhuskers are 215th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.9 per contest. Nebraska is 167th in the country with 71.4 points per contest this season. They are 281st in D-1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is -5.0. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 203rd in the country. They are 181st in the nation in rebounding with 35.4 boards per contest and 66th in assists per game with 14.6. The Cornhuskers are 325th in turnovers per contest with 11.2.
The Spartans are 48th in the nation in offensive rating with 107.9. In terms of pace they are 167th in the country with 69.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 98th. As a team they are 88th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 194th in Division 1. Michigan State is 251st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions.
Nebraska is 340th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions. The Cornhuskers have an offensive rating of 97, which is ranked 277th. They are 54th in D-1 in pace with 72.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 261st. As a unit they are 309th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 99th in the country.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Michigan State -13 and over 149 total points
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