Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Michigan State Spartans Prediction, 1/5/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Michigan State Spartans
Date: Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Location: Breslin Center in East Lansing, MI
Breslin Center is the location where the Michigan State Spartans (12-2) will meet the Nebraska Cornhuskers (6-8) on Wednesday.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers took the court against Ohio State and took a loss by a final of 87-79 in their last game. In regard to personal fouls, the Cornhuskers left the arena with 16 while Ohio State finished the game with 19 personal fouls. They also buried 16 of their 34 tries from distance. Ohio State went 78.6% when shooting free throws by making 11 of their 14 attempts. In addition, Ohio State grabbed 41 rebounds (13 offensive, 28 defensive), but finished the game with no rejections. Ohio State recorded 17 dimes and had 4 steals for the contest. Concerning defense, Nebraska allowed the other team to go 47.6% from the floor on 30 of 63 shooting. They also recorded 13 assists for this contest while forcing the other team into 16 turnovers and having 9 steals. In the matter of hauling in rebounds, they earned 31 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. From the free throw line, the Cornhuskers converted 17 of 23 attempts for a rate of 73.9%. Nebraska ended the game with a 41.5% FG percentage (27 out of 65) and converted 8 of their 23 three-point attempts.
Derrick Walker is one player who had an impact for the game. He finished the game shooting 60.0% from the floor and totaled 1 assist. He played for 35 minutes and also collected 10 boards. He ended up with 15 points on 6 out of 10 shooting.
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Nebraska will take the court with a win-loss record of 6-8 on the year. They currently have an average of 75.3 pts per contest (114th in the nation) while going 42.6% from the floor. The Cornhuskers are connecting on 27.9% on 3-point shots (100 of 358) and 72.8% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Nebraska is snagging 36.2 boards per game and is sitting with 184 dimes for the campaign, which has them ranked 136th in college basketball in terms of passing the rock. They cough up possession 12.6 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 17.6 fouls per game.
Defensively, the Cornhuskers have forced 16.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 19.4 fouls. They currently rank 309th in Division 1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 198 conceded on the season. The Cornhuskers are giving up a shooting percentage of 42.0% (388 of 923) and they concede 44.0 rebounds per game as a group. They are relinquishing 35.1% on 3-pointers while they are 332nd in college hoops in points per game allowed (77.1).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Michigan State Spartans went home victorious with a score of 73-67 against Northwestern. The Spartans recorded 28 defensive boards and 7 offensive rebounds totaling 35 in this contest. They also turned it over 15 times, while earning 5 steals for this contest. Northwestern committed 24 fouls in this matchup which took the Spartans to the free throw line for a total of 33 tries. They were able to knock down 26 of those for a percentage of 78.8%. When talking about shooting from downtown, Michigan State converted 7 of their 23 tries (30.4%). When all was said and done, the Spartans shot 20 for 52 from the field which had them sitting at 38.5%. The Spartans permitted Northwestern to bury 21 out of 65 tries from the field which had them shooting 32.3% in the game. They finished 20.8% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 5 of 24 and finished the contest at 20 of 30 from the free throw line (66.7%). In relation to attacking the glass, Michigan State allowed Northwestern to snag 37 in all (12 on the offensive glass).
Gabe Brown pitched in for the Spartans for the matchup. He recorded 20 points in his 33 minutes on the court and added 1 assist for the game. He made 5 of 11 in this game for a field goal percentage of 45.5%, and accounted for 1 rebound.
Michigan State has a win-loss mark of 12-2 so far this season. The Spartans have committed 15.6 personal fouls every game and they connect on 72.7% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 16.8 times per contest (32nd in college basketball) and they turn it over 14.1 times per game. Michigan State has accumulated 1,058 points so far this season (75.6 per game) and they collect 40.9 rebounds per contest. On the offensive side of the court, the Spartans are hitting on 46.2% from the floor, which is 88th in the nation.
The Michigan State defense surrenders 28.8% on 3-point attempts (91 of 316) and their opponents are making 71.5% of their free throw shots. They allow 11.8 assists and 32.6 rebounds per game, which is ranked 130th and 87th in college hoops. The Spartans are ranked 107th in college hoops in points given up per game with 65.4. They are able to force 11.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 38.8% from the floor (36th in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Michigan State
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