Michigan Wolverines vs Colorado State Rams Prediction, 3/17/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Michigan Wolverines vs Colorado State Rams
Date: Thursday, March 17, 2022
Location: Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Michigan (-1)
Gainbridge Fieldhouse is the location where the Colorado State Rams (25-5) will meet the Michigan Wolverines (17-14) on Thursday. Colorado State opens this matchup as 1-point underdogs. The over/under is set at 140.
The Michigan Wolverines faced Indiana and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 74-69 in their last contest. Michigan finished having earned a 37.9% FG percentage (22 out of 58) and made 6 out of their 20 shots from beyond the arc. At the charity stripe, the Wolverines knocked down 19 of their 21 attempts for a percentage of 90.5%. In reference to rebounding, they compiled a total of 28 with 6 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 13 dimes for the matchup in addition to forcing the other team into 11 turnovers and having 7 steals. Concerning defending, Michigan allowed the other team to go 46.4% from the field on 26 of 56 shooting. Indiana recorded 18 dimes and had 5 steals in the game. In addition, Indiana pulled down 28 rebounds (4 offensive, 24 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. Indiana shot 73.7% from the free throw line by making 14 of their 19 attempts. They buried 8 out of their 15 attempts from 3-point range. In the matter of fouls, the Wolverines ended up finishing with 13 while Indiana finished the game with 17 fouls.
DeVante Jones is one guy who was a major contributor for the game. He ended up with 18 points on 5 of 10 shooting. He played 35 mins played and pulled down 4 rebounds. He finished the game shooting 50.0% from the floor and also dished out 3 assists.
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Michigan will enter this matchup with a mark of 17-14 on the year. They are averaging 73.0 points per contest (124th in Division 1) while connecting on 46.8% from the field. The Wolverines are hitting 34.0% from downtown (197 of 580) and 74.6% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Michigan is collecting 35.5 boards per game and is sitting with 440 dimes for the season, which has them ranked 116th in college hoops in terms of passing. They lose possession via turnover 11.5 times per game and as a team they commit 15.5 fouls per game.
When they are on defense, the Wolverines have forced 10.1 turnovers per game and they draw 15.9 fouls. They are ranked 53rd in college hoops in allowing assists with 336 surrendered for the campaign. The Wolverines defense is giving up a FG percentage of 44.7% (807 of 1,804) and they surrender 30.1 rebounds per contest as a group. They surrender 33.0% on shots from distance and they rank 199th in college basketball in points per game from their opponents (69.9).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Colorado State Rams took a defeat with a final score of 63-58 when they played San Diego State. When it comes to team rebounding, Colorado State allowed San Diego State to grab 28 overall (11 on the offensive side). They shot 33.3% from distance via 6 out of 18 and walked away from this one shooting 13 out of 18 at the charity stripe (72.2%). The Rams allowed San Diego State to make 22 out of 48 attempts from the field which left them shooting 45.8% for the game. Overall, the Rams finished shooting 22 out of 46 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 47.8%. With respect to shots from downtown, Colorado State made 6 out of their 21 tries (28.6%). They were able to knock down 8 of the free throws for a percentage of 50.0%. San Diego State committed 17 fouls for the contest which took the Rams to the charity stripe for a total of 16 shots. They coughed up the ball 13 times, while earning 8 steals in the game. The Rams collected 16 defensive boards and 8 offensive rebounds totaling 24 for the contest.
David Roddy ended up being a major contributor for the Rams for the matchup. He converted 7 out of 14 for this contest for a rate of 50.0%, and had 9 rebounds. He accumulated 22 points in his 38 minutes on the court and had 4 assists in the game.
Colorado State has a record of 25-5 for the year. The Rams have committed 14.9 fouls per game while shooting 77.4% from the free throw line. They are getting an assist 14.2 times per contest (92nd in the country) and they cough up possession 10.1 times per game. Colorado State has totaled 2,212 points for the year (73.7 per game) and they collect 31.9 rebounds per contest. When it comes to offense, the Rams are shooting 48.5% from the floor, which has them ranked 14th in the nation.
The Rams on the defensive end are ranked 73rd in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 65.7. They are forcing 12.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 42.7% from the field (155th in college basketball). The Colorado State defense allows 32.8% on shots from beyond the perimeter (243 of 740) and their opponents are converting on 70.4% of their free throw shots. They give up 11.9 assists and 31.8 rebounds per game, which ranks them 122nd and 48th in college hoops.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Michigan (-1)
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