Louisville Cardinals vs Michigan State Spartans Prediction, 12/1/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Louisville Cardinals vs Michigan State Spartans
Date: Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Location: Breslin Center in East Lansing, MI
The Louisville Cardinals (5-1) are hitting the road to Breslin Center on Wednesday where they will try to beat the Michigan State Spartans (5-2).
The Louisville Cardinals played Maryland and went home with a win by a final score of 63-55 in their last game. Louisville ended the game with a 35.0% field goal percentage (21 of 60) and knocked down 6 of 27 three-point attempts. At the charity stripe, the Cardinals buried 15 of their 19 tries for a percentage of 78.9%. Concerning hauling in boards, they compiled 44 with 14 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 11 assists for the matchup while forcing 13 turnovers and having 9 steals. With regard to defense, Louisville allowed the other team to go 38.5% from the floor on 20 of 52 shooting. Maryland dished out 10 assists and had 6 steals for the contest. Furthermore, Maryland snagged 23 rebounds (2 offensive, 21 defensive), but didn't notch a block. Maryland walked away from this one shooting 64.7% at the free throw line by knocking down 11 of their 17 tries. They made 4 of their 14 shots from distance. In relation to fouls, the Cardinals ended up with 22 while Maryland finished the game with 20 fouls.
Malik Williams is a guy who was a major factor in this contest. He ended up shooting 30.0% from the field and also distributed 1 assist. He was on the court for 30 mins played and pulled down 12 rebounds. He walked away with 13 points on 3 out of 10 shooting.
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Louisville will play this contest with a win-loss mark of 5-1 so far this season. They are turning it over 14.8 times per game and as a group they commit 19.5 personal fouls every game. As a unit, Louisville is grabbing 42.8 boards per game and has accounted for 77 dimes for the campaign, which ranks 246th in college basketball in terms of passing the rock. The Cardinals are shooting 29.8% on three-point shots (45 of 151) and 67.9% from the charity stripe. They average 71.5 pts per game (199th in Division 1) while going 42.5% from the floor.
On the defensive end, the Cardinals are forcing 13.7 turnovers per game and they draw 18.2 fouls. They are conceding 29.1% on 3-pointers and they rank 86th in D-1 in PPG allowed (63.3). The Cardinals defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 37.4% (133 of 356) and they relinquish 35.2 rebounds per game as a team. They rank 50th in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 60 surrendered for the campaign.
When they last stepped on the court, the Michigan State Spartans walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 75-58 when they played Baylor. The Spartans snagged 17 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive rebounds for a total of 25 in the game. They turned the ball over 18 times, while getting 3 steals for the contest. Baylor was called for 18 personal fouls in this matchup which got the Spartans to the free throw line for 19 attempts. They were able to knock down 12 of the free throws for a clip of 63.2%. Pertaining to shots from beyond the perimeter, Michigan State buried 4 of 15 tries (26.7%). Overall, the Spartans went 21 out of 46 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 45.7%. The Spartans allowed Baylor to convert 30 out of their 61 attempts from the field which left them shooting 49.2% for this game. They finished 26.9% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 7 out of 26 and finished the contest at 8 out of 12 from the free throw line (66.7%). Concerning cleaning the glass, Michigan State allowed Baylor to collect 27 in total (9 offensive).
Gabe Brown ended up being a factor for the Spartans for this game. He recorded 13 points in his 30 mins of playing time and had 2 assists for this game. He made 4 of 11 for the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 36.4%, and had 5 rebounds.
Michigan State has a win-loss record of 5-2 on the season. The Spartans are responsible for committing 16.0 personal fouls per game while shooting 69.5% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 13.4 times per game (184th in Division 1) and they are losing possession via turnover 15.7 times per contest. Michigan State has 505 points for the season (72.1 per game) and they collect 41.7 boards per contest. When it comes to executing on offense, the Spartans are shooting 45.1% from the field, which ranks 154th in college basketball.
The Spartans on defense are ranked 79th in college hoops in points allowed per contest with 62.9. They are able to force 12.7 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 37.6% from the field (28th in D-1). The Michigan State defense allows 28.6% on shots from distance (44 of 154) and their opponents are connecting on 67.3% of their foul shots. They have given up 9.9 assists and 33.4 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is ranked 53rd and 133rd in college hoops.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Louisville
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