Penn State vs Michigan predictions 1/22/2020 College Basketball Picks & Tips
Game: Penn State Nittany Lions vs Michigan Wolverines
Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Location: Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Michigan -4
The Penn State Nittany Lions head to Crisler Center to take on the Michigan Wolverines on Wednesday, January 22, 2020. The opening line for this game has Michigan as 4 point favorites.
Penn State heads into this matchup with a mark of 13-5. They currently have a point differential of 9.9 as they are averaging 77.9 points per contest while giving up 68.0 per game. Michigan has an overall record of 11-6. They are averaging 78.2 points per game and surrendering 69.8, good for a point differential of 8.4.
Valuable Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Trends
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 10-8-0 against the spread this season
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 11-7-0 against the over/under this year
Important Michigan Wolverines Betting Trends
The Michigan Wolverines are 9-8-0 against the spread this season
The Michigan Wolverines are 10-7-0 against the over/under this year
Key Penn State Nittany Lions Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Michigan Wolverines Injuries
01/18/20 F Isaiah Livers Groin is upgraded to questionable
Lamar Stevens comes into this game averaging 16.6 points per contest while playing 29.0 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 56% while his free throw percentage is 74%. Myreon Jones averages 14.2 points per contest in 29.8 minutes per game. He averages 2.8 assists per game and 2.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Jon Teske scores 14.3 points per contest while playing 27.9 minutes per game. He hauls in 7.6 rebounds per contest and has 1.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is at 71%. Zavier Simpson averages 12.2 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 33.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.3 rebounds per game and has 8.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 61%.
Useful Team Statistics
Penn State averages 77.9 points per contest, which is 40th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 9.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 133rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 31%, which is good for 272nd in the nation. They average 39.3 boards per contest and 14.7 assists per game, which ranks them 48th and 73rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 295th with 12.0 per game. The Nittany Lions allow 68.0 points per contest, which is 152nd in the NCAA. They also surrender a 40% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 48th and 245th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 37.3 rebounds a game which ranks 280th, and they allow 12.1 assists per game which puts them in 143rd place in the country. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 239th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Michigan is 36th in the nation with 78.2 points per contest this season. They are 20th in the country in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 8.4. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 63rd in the NCAA. They are 193rd in D-1 in rebounding with 35.5 boards per contest and 22nd in assists per game with 16.3. The Wolverines are 321st in turnovers per contest with 11.5. The Wolverines give up 69.8 points per game, which ranks them 202nd in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 197th and 73rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 34th with 10.2 dimes allowed per game and 221st with 35.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Wolverines are 46th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.0 per contest this year.
The Nittany Lions are 68th in the nation in offensive rating with 107.4. In terms of pace they are 60th in the country with 72.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 135th. As a team they are 133rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 109th in Division 1. Penn State is 322nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions.
Michigan is 318th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions. The Wolverines are 35th in the country in offensive rating with 109.3. In terms of pace they are 173rd in Division 1 with 70 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 18th. As a team they are 29th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 125th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Penn State/Michigan college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Penn State +4
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