Michigan vs Michigan State Expert NCAA Basketball Picks Against the Spread 1/5/2020
Game: Michigan Wolverines vs Michigan State Spartans
Date: Sunday, January 5, 2020
Location: Breslin Center in East Lansing, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Michigan State -9
The Michigan Wolverines travel to Breslin Center to play the Michigan State Spartans on Sunday, January 5, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Michigan State as 9 point favorites.
Michigan heads into this matchup with a mark of 10-3. They currently have a point differential of 13.1 as they are averaging 79.0 points per contest while giving up 65.9 per game. Michigan State has an overall record of 11-3. They are averaging 81.4 points per game and surrendering 63.7, good for a point differential of 17.6.
Valuable Michigan Wolverines Betting Trends
The Michigan Wolverines are 8-5-0 against the spread
The Michigan Wolverines are 6-7-0 against the over/under
Important Michigan State Spartans Betting Trends
The Michigan State Spartans are 6-8-0 against the spread
The Michigan State Spartans are 8-6-0 against the over/under
Key Michigan Wolverines Injuries
12/29/19 F Isaiah Livers Groin is out indefinitely
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
Jon Teske comes into this contest averaging 14.4 points per game while playing 26.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 8.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 70%. Eli Brooks averages 11.5 points per game in 30.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 3.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 68%.
Cassius Winston averages 17.8 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.2 rebounds per game and has 6.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 87%. Xavier Tillman averages 13.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.7 rebounds per contest and 3.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage is 66%.
Useful Team Statistics
Michigan averages 79.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 50th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 13.1 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 20th in the nation. They average 36.9 rebounds per game and 16.0 assists per game, which ranks them 149th and 44th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 279th with 12.4 per game. The Wolverines allow 65.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 114th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the arc, ranking them 129th and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.5 rebounds a game which ranks 145th and they give up 8.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 7th place in Division 1. They force 12.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 38th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Michigan State is 17th in the country with 81.4 points per game this year. They are 60th in Division 1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 17.6. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 140th in the nation. They are 2nd in the NCAA in rebounding with 43.7 boards per game, and 1st in assists per contest with 20.0. The Spartans are 263rd in turnovers per game with 12.5. The Spartans surrender 63.7 points per contest, which ranks them 68th in D-1. Their defense allows a 37% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 13th and 32nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 208th with 12.9 assists allowed per contest and 76th with 32.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Spartans are 65th in country in forcing turnovers with 12.4 per game.
The Wolverines have an offensive rating of 110.9, which is ranked 33rd. They are 164th in college basketball in pace with 70.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 57% is 9th. As a unit they are 16th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 155th in D-1. Michigan is 264th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions.
Michigan State is 298th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions. The Spartans have an offensive rating of 113.3, which is ranked 10th. They are 107th in D-1 in pace with 71.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 65th. As a unit they are 37th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 165th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Michigan/Michigan State college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Michigan State -9
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