Northwestern vs Michigan State Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 1/29/2020
Game: Northwestern Wildcats vs Michigan State Spartans
Date: Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Location: Breslin Center in East Lansing, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Michigan State -17
The Northwestern Wildcats head to Breslin Center to take on the Michigan State Spartans on Wednesday, January 29, 2020. The opening line for this game has Michigan State as 17 point favorites.
Northwestern comes into this game with an overall record of 6-13. They currently have a point differential of -1.3 as they are averaging 66.3 points per game while giving up 67.6 per contest. Michigan State has an overall mark of 15-5. They are averaging 77.1 points per contest and giving up 63.2, which is a point differential of 13.9.
Valuable Northwestern Wildcats Betting Trends
The Northwestern Wildcats are 7-10-1 against the spread this season
The Northwestern Wildcats are 9-8-1 against the over/under this year
Important Michigan State Spartans Betting Trends
The Michigan State Spartans are 10-10-0 against the spread this season
The Michigan State Spartans are 9-11-0 against the over/under this year
Key Northwestern Wildcats Injuries
01/06/20 G Anthony Gaines Shoulder is out for season
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
01/24/20 G Brock Washington Suspension is out indefinitely
01/15/20 G Kyle Ahrens Achilles is out indefinitely
Miller Kopp comes into this game averaging 13.6 points per contest while playing 31.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 87%. Pat Spencer averages 11.1 points per contest in 28.2 minutes per game. He averages 3.9 assists per game and 3.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Cassius Winston scores 18.0 points per contest while playing 31.9 minutes per game. He hauls in 2.4 rebounds per contest and has 6.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 85%. Xavier Tillman averages 13.9 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 10.0 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 65%.
Useful Team Statistics
Northwestern averages 66.3 points per contest, which is 299th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is -1.3 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a unit, which has them ranked 252nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 232nd in the nation. They average 34.3 boards per contest and 13.9 assists per game, which ranks them 247th and 125th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 336th with 10.9 per game. The Wildcats allow 67.6 points per contest, which is 136th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 136th and 180th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.6 rebounds a game which ranks 203rd, and they allow 15.6 assists per game which puts them in 324th place in the country. They force 11.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Michigan State is 54th in the nation with 77.1 points per contest this season. They are 52nd in the country in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 13.9. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 118th in the NCAA. They are 5th in D-1 in rebounding with 41.9 boards per contest and 3rd in assists per game with 18.7. The Spartans are 240th in turnovers per contest with 12.7. The Spartans give up 63.2 points per game, which ranks them 44th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 37% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 10th and 6th in those defensive statistics. They rank 215th with 13.0 dimes allowed per game and 64th with 32.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Spartans are 21st in the nation in forcing turnovers with 11.4 per contest this year.
The Wildcats are 232nd in the nation in offensive rating with 99.2. In terms of pace they are 304th in the country with 66.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 273rd. As a team they are 263rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 247th in Division 1. Northwestern is 316th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions.
Michigan State is 253rd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions. The Spartans have an offensive rating of 110.4, which is ranked 22nd. They are 177th in D-1 in pace with 69.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 75th. As a unit they are 53rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 204th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Northwestern/Michigan State college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Northwestern +17
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