Michigan Wolverines vs Penn State Nittany Lions Prediction, 2/8/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Michigan Wolverines vs Penn State Nittany Lions
Date: Tuesday, February 8, 2022
Location: Bryce Jordan Center in University Park, PA
Bryce Jordan Center is the site where the Penn State Nittany Lions (9-10) will attempt to defeat the Michigan Wolverines (11-9) on Tuesday.
The Michigan Wolverines faced Purdue and went home with a loss by a final score of 82-76 in their last contest. Michigan ended the game with a 55.8% field goal percentage (29 of 52) and converted 8 of their 18 shots from beyond the perimeter. At the charity stripe, the Wolverines converted 10 of their 12 attempts for a rate of 83.3%. Regarding hauling in rebounds, they earned a total of 18 with 2 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 17 assists for the game in addition to forcing 6 turnovers and having 3 steals. When talking about defense, Michigan let their opponent shoot 51.7% from the floor on 30 of 58 shooting. Purdue earned 17 dimes and had 7 steals in the matchup. Additionally, Purdue snagged 31 rebounds (11 offensive, 20 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. Purdue shot 81.0% from the free throw line by making 17 of 21 attempts. They knocked down 5 of 18 tries from 3-point land. Concerning fouls, the Wolverines walked away with 17 while Purdue accumulated 10 fouls.
Hunter Dickinson is someone who came through in the matchup. He finished the contest at 70.6% from the floor and also dished out 2 assists. He saw the court for 36 minutes played and also grabbed 2 boards. He notched 28 points on 12 of 17 shooting.
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Michigan comes into this one with a win-loss mark of 11-9 for the year. They are losing possession via turnover 12.3 times per contest and as a squad are committing 16.0 personal fouls per game. As a team, Michigan is snagging 36.2 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 280 dimes on the season, which ranks 216th in the nation in terms of passing the rock. The Wolverines are connecting on 34.9% from downtown (128 of 367) and 70.7% from the charity stripe. They average 73.1 pts per contest (137th in Division 1) while shooting 47.7% from the floor.
When they are on defense, the Wolverines are forcing 10.2 turnovers per game and they draw 16.3 personal fouls. They rank 33rd in D-1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 220 surrendered on the campaign. The Wolverines are allowing an opponent FG percentage of 43.4% (511 of 1,178) and they relinquish 30.3 boards per contest as a squad. They are giving up 31.2% on shots from downtown and they are 178th in the nation in PPG allowed (68.9).
For their last game, the Penn State Nittany Lions went home defeated by a final of 51-49 against Wisconsin. In reference to rebounding, Penn State allowed Wisconsin to pull down 36 in total (5 on the offensive glass). They finished shooting 28.6% from distance by hitting 6 out of 21 and walked away from this one shooting 3 out of 6 from the free throw line (50.0%). The Nittany Lions permitted Wisconsin to bury 21 of their 56 tries from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 37.5% for the game. Overall, the Nittany Lions ended up shooting 18 for 57 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 31.6%. When discussing three-point shots, Penn State converted 9 out of 30 tries (30.0%). They were able to convert 4 of those for a clip of 80.0%. Wisconsin had 13 fouls for the contest which got the Nittany Lions to the charity stripe for a total of 5 attempts. They gave up possession of the ball 10 times, while earning 7 steals for this contest. The Nittany Lions were able to snag 27 defensive boards and 6 offensive boards totaling 33 for the contest.
Greg Lee pitched in for the Nittany Lions in this game. He converted 3 out of 6 for this contest for a rate of 50.0%, and had 9 rebounds. He totaled 8 points in his 26 mins on the hardwood and added 1 assist for this contest.
Penn State has a mark of 9-10 this year. The Nittany Lions have committed 15.6 personal fouls every game and they connect on 73.9% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 12.1 times per contest (256th in college basketball) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 12.7 times per game. Penn State has 1,244 pts this year (65.5 per contest) and they grab 36.3 rebounds per game. As an offensive team, the Nittany Lions are shooting 42.8% from the floor, which ranks 249th in the nation.
The Penn State defense allows 34.7% on shots from behind the 3-point line (149 of 430) and their opponents are knocking down 69.9% of their shots from the free throw line. They have relinquished 12.9 dimes and 32.4 total rebounds per game, which is 195th and 73rd in Division 1. The Nittany Lions are ranked 91st in the nation in PPG allowed with 65.8. They are forcing their opponents into 9.2 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 41.3% from the floor (84th in college hoops).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Penn State
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