Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Michigan State Spartans Prediction, 2/6/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Michigan State Spartans
Date: Saturday, February 6, 2021
Location: Breslin Center in East Lansing, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Nebraska (+10)
Breslin Center is the site where and the Michigan State Spartans (8-7) will play the Nebraska Cornhuskers (4-8) on Saturday. Michigan State opens this contest as 10-point favorites. The over/under opens at 144.5.
Nebraska steps onto the hardwood with a record of 4-8 on the year. They are turning it over 12.7 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 17.8 personal fouls per contest. As a team, Nebraska is pulling in 38.2 rebounds per game and has racked up 157 dimes for the season, which is 275th in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. The Cornhuskers are connecting on 32.0% on shots from distance (104 of 325) and 65.9% from the free throw line. They are averaging 75.0 pts per game (102nd in Division 1) while shooting 41.8% from the field. On defense, the Cornhuskers are able to force 14.2 turnovers per game while drawing 19.0 personal fouls. They are 109th in college basketball in giving up assists with 168 conceded for the year. The Cornhuskers defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 42.6% (315 of 740) and they surrender 39.6 rebounds per game as a group. They are giving up 32.5% on 3-pointers and they are 268th in D-1 in PPG from their opponents (74.3).
The Nebraska Cornhuskers took the court against the Indiana Hoosiers and ended up losing by a score of 84-76 in their last game. Nebraska ended the contest with a 45.6% field goal percentage (26 out of 57) and buried 9 of their 23 three-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Cornhuskers buried 15 of their 22 tries for a percentage of 68.2%. When discussing rebounding, they collected 29 with 4 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 16 dimes for this game as well as having 4 steals and 2 rejections. In regard to the defense, Nebraska allowed the other team to go 45.6% from the floor on 26 out of 57 shooting. Indiana earned 14 dimes and had 4 steals for the game. Additionally, the Hoosiers snagged 39 rebounds (12 offensive, 27 defensive) and added 2 blocks. Indiana shot 60.0% from the charity stripe by knocking down 15 of their 25 tries. They also made 9 out of their 24 attempts from 3-point land.
Teddy Allen is a guy who was a major factor for this contest. He totaled 21 points on 6 out of 15 shooting. He saw the court for 39 mins and collected 5 boards. Allen walked away from this one shooting 40.0% from the floor and earned 2 dimes. An additional guy that was a determining factor in this contest for the Cornhuskers was Lat Mayen. He pulled down 6 rebounds and earned 2 assists. He ended up going 55.6% from the floor in this game by connecting on 5-of-9 (15 points). When the final whistle was blown, Mayen was on the court for 25 min.
Michigan State has a record of 8-7 on the season. Michigan State has totaled 1,089 pts on the season (72.6 per game) and they average 38.3 boards per game. The Spartans are committing 19.3 fouls per contest and they hit 74.7% from the charity stripe. In terms of offensive execution, the Spartans are shooting 42.7% from the field, which has them ranked 259th in the country. They are dishing out assists 17.7 times per game (12th in college basketball) and they are giving up possession 13.5 times per contest. The Spartans on the defensive end are ranked 235th in college hoops in PPG given up with 72.4. They have conceded 13.3 assists and 34.4 total rebounds per game, which has them ranked 202nd and 139th in the nation. The Michigan State defense allows 32.4% on 3-point attempts (100 of 309) and their opponents are knocking down 74.2% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have forced 11.1 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 42.7% from the field (163rd in the nation).
When they last stepped on the court, the Michigan State Spartans took a defeat with a final score of 84-78 when they played the Iowa Hawkeyes. The Spartans recorded 18 defensive boards and 19 offensive rebounds for a total of 37 for this game. They also blocked 4 attempts while recording 3 steals for the game. The Hawkeyes committed 17 fouls for the contest which took the Spartans to the free throw line for a total of 15 shots. They were able to convert 10 of the free throws for a percentage of 66.7%. When it comes to shooting from 3-point land, Michigan State made 12 out of 29 attempts (41.4%). When the final whistle blew, the Spartans ended up shooting 28 out of 70 from the floor which gave them a rate of 40.0%. The Spartans permitted the Hawkeyes to bury 28 out of 56 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 50.0% for the game. They finished 29.4% from 3-point land by going 5 out of 17 and finished the contest at 23 of 35 at the free throw line (65.7%). Regarding how they rebounded, Michigan State allowed Iowa to grab 38 in total (13 on the offensive glass).
Aaron Henry ended up having an impact for the Spartans in this matchup. He knocked down 10 out of 16 in the matchup giving him a rate of 62.5%, which gave him 24 points. Henry totaled 9 rebounds in his 38 minutes played and accumulated 5 assists in the game. An additional guy that ended up playing a role for Michigan State was Joshua Langford. He ended up with 15 points in 32 minutes played by way of 5 of 16 shooting for the matchup. Langford wrapped this one up going 31.3% from the floor in addition to earning 2 assists and 2 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Nebraska (+10)
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