Michigan Wolverines vs Nebraska Cornhuskers Prediction, 12/7/2021 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Michigan Wolverines vs Nebraska Cornhuskers
Date: Tuesday, December 7, 2021
Location: Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, NE
Pinnacle Bank Arena is the location where the Nebraska Cornhuskers (5-4) will try to defeat the Michigan Wolverines (5-3) on Tuesday.
The Michigan Wolverines stepped onto the hardwood against San Diego State and notched a win by a score of 72-58 in their last game. Michigan walked away from the contest having earned a 46.7% FG percentage (28 out of 60) and converted 11 out of their 20 shots from 3-point land. At the free throw line, the Wolverines buried 5 of their 11 tries for a percentage of 45.5%. Concerning hauling in boards, they compiled 34 with 9 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 13 dimes for the contest in addition to forcing the opposition into 14 turnovers and getting 9 steals. In terms of defense, Michigan allowed their opponent to shoot 39.3% from the floor on 22 of 56 shooting. San Diego State earned 6 assists and had 6 steals for the game. Additionally, San Diego State pulled down 32 rebounds (8 offensive, 24 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. San Diego State finished the game shooting 66.7% from the free throw line by making 8 of 12 shots. They also buried 6 out of their 23 attempts from beyond the perimeter. In reference to personal fouls, the Wolverines finished with 14 while San Diego State racked up 13 personal fouls.
Hunter Dickinson is a player who was a major contributor for the matchup. He went 62.5% from the floor and also earned 3 dimes. He was on the hardwood for 39 minutes and totaled 14 rebounds. He racked up 23 points on 10 of 16 shooting.
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Michigan will enter this game with a win-loss record of 5-3 this year. They are turning it over 14.5 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 14.6 fouls per contest. As a unit, Michigan is collecting 37.6 boards per contest and has accounted for 103 assists this season, which is 230th in D-1 in terms of passing. The Wolverines are shooting 32.9% on shots from 3-point land (48 of 146) and 66.7% from the free throw line. They are averaging 69.3 points per game (238th in college hoops) while hitting 46.2% from the floor.
Defensively, the Wolverines are forcing 11.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 17.3 fouls. They are currently ranked 49th in college hoops in giving up assists to their opponents with 78 relinquished on the season. The Wolverines are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 39.9% (199 of 499) and they relinquish 31.6 boards per contest as a unit. They are surrendering 27.2% on shots from downtown and they rank 104th in college basketball in points per game allowed (64.6).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Nebraska Cornhuskers took a defeat with a final score of 68-55 against Indiana. When talking about rebounding, Nebraska allowed Indiana to get 39 overall (8 on the offensive glass). They finished the game shooting 36.4% from three-point range by going 8 out of 22 and ended up shooting 14 out of 17 at the charity stripe (82.4%). The Cornhuskers permitted Indiana to make 23 out of their 57 attempts from the floor which had them sitting at 40.4% in this game. When the final whistle was blown, the Cornhuskers finished the game shooting 23 out of 61 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 37.7%. In regard to shots from beyond the arc, Nebraska knocked down 5 out of their 22 tries (22.7%). They were able to make 4 of them for a percentage of 80.0%. Indiana committed 12 fouls for this game which got the Cornhuskers to the charity stripe for a total of 5 tries. They turned the ball over 14 times, while recording 9 steals for the game. The Cornhuskers were able to pull down 26 defensive rebounds and 4 offensive boards for a total of 30 in this contest.
Derrick Walker ended up being a major contributor for the Cornhuskers in the game. He knocked down 4 of 5 for the matchup for a rate of 80.0%, and had 4 rebounds. He earned 8 points in his 24 mins on the court, but wasn't able to tally an assist.
Nebraska has a record of 5-4 for the year. On the offensive side of the ball, the Cornhuskers are shooting 44.1% from the floor, which has them ranked 198th in D-1. Nebraska has 694 points for the year (77.1 per contest) and they collect 37.2 boards per contest. They are earning an assist 13.8 times per game (150th in the nation) and they turn the ball over 11.7 times per game. The Cornhuskers are committing 18.4 fouls per game while shooting 72.6% from the charity stripe.
The Cornhuskers defensively are ranked 260th in college basketball in PPG allowed with 72.3. They are forcing 16.6 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 39.4% from the field (72nd in Division 1). The Nebraska defense allows 32.9% on shots from beyond the perimeter (85 of 258) and opponents are knocking down 63.4% of their shots from the free throw line. They have conceded 12.2 assists and 44.2 rebounds every game, which ranks 169th and 354th in college hoops.
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Nebraska
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