Michigan vs Rutgers Predictions, Free College Basketball Picks, Tips 3/12/2020
Game: Michigan Wolverines vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Date: Thursday, March 12, 2020
Location: Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Rutgers +1.5
The Michigan Wolverines head to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to take on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on Thursday, March 12, 2020. The opening line for this game has Michigan as 1.5 point favorites.
Michigan heads into this matchup with a mark of 19-12. They currently have a point differential of 6.8 as they are averaging 75.0 points per contest while giving up 68.3 per game. Rutgers has an overall mark of 20-11. They are averaging 69.9 points per contest and giving up 62.6, which is a point differential of 7.3.
Valuable Michigan Wolverines Betting Trends
The Michigan Wolverines are 17-14-0 against the spread this season
The Michigan Wolverines are 17-14-0 against the over/under this year
Important Rutgers Scarlet Knights Betting Trends
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 19-9-2 against the spread this season
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 16-14-0 against the over/under this year
Key Michigan Wolverines Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Rutgers Scarlet Knights Injuries
No key injuries to report
Isaiah Livers comes into this game averaging 12.9 points per contest while playing 31.5 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.0 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 96%. Zavier Simpson averages 12.9 points per contest in 33.7 minutes per game. He averages 7.9 assists per game and 4.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% for the season while his free throw percentage is 57%.
Ron Harper Jr. scores 12.1 points per contest while playing 28.1 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.8 rebounds per contest and has 1.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 71%. Geo Baker averages 10.8 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 28.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.0 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
Michigan averages 75.0 points per contest, which is 75th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 6.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 48th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 146th in the nation. They average 36.1 boards per contest and 14.6 assists per game, which ranks them 132nd and 52nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 337th with 10.7 per game. The Wolverines allow 68.3 points per contest, which is 146th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 138th and 126th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.3 rebounds a game which ranks 198th, and they allow 10.2 assists per game which puts them in 21st place in the country. They force 11.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Rutgers is 215th in the nation with 69.9 points per contest this season. They are 123rd in the country in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 7.3. They shoot 31% from beyond the arc, which is good for 288th in the NCAA. They are 15th in D-1 in rebounding with 40.2 boards per contest and 209th in assists per game with 12.7. The Scarlet Knights are 257th in turnovers per contest with 12.2. The Scarlet Knights give up 62.6 points per game, which ranks them 19th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 38% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 7th and 72nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 134th with 12.1 dimes allowed per game and 140th with 34.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Scarlet Knights are 150th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.0 per contest this year.
The Wolverines have an offensive rating of 107, which is ranked 69th. They are 169th in college basketball in pace with 69.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 48th. As a unit they are 74th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 132nd in D-1. Michigan is 338th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions.
Rutgers is 260th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions. The Scarlet Knights have an offensive rating of 102.5, which is ranked 155th. They are 256th in D-1 in pace with 67.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 207th. As a unit they are 262nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 315th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Michigan/Rutgers college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Michigan -1.5
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