Western Michigan Broncos vs Michigan State Spartans Prediction, 11/12/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Western Michigan Broncos vs Michigan State Spartans
Date: Friday, November 12, 2021
Location: Breslin Center in East Lansing, MI
Breslin Center is the site where the Michigan State Spartans (15-13 last season) will compete against the Western Michigan Broncos (5-16 last year) on Friday.
The Western Michigan Broncos faced off with the Eastern Michigan Eagles and ended up losing by a score of 64-63 in their last game. In regard to personal fouls, the Broncos ended up walking away with 17 and the Eagles totaled 16 personal fouls. They also buried 8 of their 20 tries from beyond the arc. Eastern Michigan finished the game shooting 50.0% from the charity stripe by converting 6 of their 12 shots. Additionally, Eastern Michigan snagged 26 rebounds (7 offensive, 19 defensive), but didn't notch a rejection. Eastern Michigan distributed 8 dimes and had 9 steals in the game. Regarding defense, Western Michigan let their opponent shoot 43.1% from the field on 25 out of 58 shooting. They also doled out 14 assists in the matchup in addition to forcing the other team into 6 turnovers and earning 3 steals. In the matter of pulling down rebounds, they earned 38 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. From the free throw line, the Broncos knocked down 6 of their 11 tries for a percentage of 54.5%. Western Michigan finished with a 48.1% FG percentage (25 of 52) and converted 7 out of their 19 shots from beyond the arc.
Josiah Freeman is a player who was a factor in this contest. He finished the game shooting 66.7% from the floor and also recorded 1 assist. He played for 21 mins and totaled 1 board. He finished with 17 points on 6 of 9 shooting.
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Western Michigan comes into this game after finishing with a record of 5-16 last season. They averaged 63.1 points per game (334th in D-1) while going 43.3% from the field. The Broncos shot 33.0% on shots from downtown (141 of 427) and 63.9% from the free throw line. As a unit, Western Michigan grabbed 33.8 rebounds per contest and had 245 assists throughout last year, which was 281st in the country in terms of passing. They turned the ball over 14.5 times per game and as a squad committed 16.5 fouls every game.
On the defensive end, the Broncos forced 10.1 turnovers per game and they drew 15.7 fouls. They were ranked 43rd in college basketball in allowing assists 233 surrendered throughout last year. The Broncos gave up a field goal percentage of 43.4% (560 of 1,291) and they conceded 36.3 rebounds per game as a unit. They gave up 31.5% on shots from beyond the arc while they were 224th in college basketball in points per game allowed (72.0).
The last time they took the court, the Michigan State Spartans took a defeat with a final score of 86-80 when they played the UCLA Bruins. The Spartans were able to corral 21 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive boards totaling 31 for the game. They also gave up possession 11 times, while getting 2 steals in the matchup. The Bruins committed 15 fouls in the matchup which took the Spartans to the charity stripe for a total of 18 tries. They were able to knock down 16 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 88.9%. When discussing 3-point attempts, Michigan State made 6 of 18 attempts (33.3%). When this game wrapped up, the Spartans went 29 out of 61 from the field which had them at 47.5%. The Spartans permitted the Bruins to knock down 31 of their 67 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 46.3% in the matchup. They shot 50.0% from beyond the arc by going 9 of 18 and ended up going 15 out of 20 from the charity stripe (75.0%). In the matter of cleaning up the glass, Michigan State allowed UCLA to snag 29 in total (11 offensive).
Aaron Henry ended up being a factor for the Spartans in this game. He made 6 of 12 for the game for a field goal rate of 50.0%, and earned 5 rebounds. He recorded 16 points in his 42 minutes on the hardwood and earned 7 assists for this contest.
Michigan State had a win-loss record of 15-13 last year. The Spartans committed 19.8 personal fouls per contest and they shot 72.7% from the free throw line. Their rate of assisting teammates was at 15.9 times per game (34th in college hoops) and they turned the ball over 13.0 times per contest. Michigan State scored 1,944 points last year (69.4 per game) and they averaged 37.4 boards per game. On the offensive side of the ball, the Spartans hit 42.6% from the floor, which ranked them 260th in the nation.
The Spartans on the defensive side of the court were 202nd in Division 1 in points per game surrendered with 71.1. They were able to force 10.5 TO's every game and allowed teams to shoot 42.6% from the field (144th in Division 1). The Michigan State defense gave up 32.1% on 3-point attempts (176 of 548) and their opponents knocked down 71.6% of their free throw attempts. They relinquished 13.3 assists and 34.3 total boards per game, which was ranked 206th and 144th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Michigan State
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