Michigan State Spartans vs Michigan Wolverines Prediction, 2/18/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Michigan State Spartans vs Michigan Wolverines
Date: Saturday, February 18, 2023
Location: Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, MI
Crisler Center is the location where the Michigan Wolverines (14-12) will take on the Michigan State Spartans (16-9) on Saturday.
The Michigan State Spartans took the court against Ohio State and took home the win by a score of 62-41 in their last game. Concerning fouls, the Spartans finished with 12 and Ohio State totaled 7 fouls. They knocked down 6 out of their 29 shots from beyond the perimeter. Ohio State ended up going 50.0% from the free throw line by making 1 of their 2 shots. On top of that, Ohio State had 30 rebounds (11 offensive, 19 defensive), but didn't notch a block. Ohio State doled out 5 dimes and had 6 steals in the game. When talking about defending, Michigan State allowed the other team to go 28.3% from the floor on 17 out of 60 shooting. They also recorded 15 assists in this matchup as well as forcing the opposition into 10 turnovers and getting 4 steals. In reference to pulling down rebounds, they collected 37 with 11 of them being offensive. At the charity stripe, the Spartans knocked down 1 of their 1 tries for a percentage of 100.0%. Michigan State wrapped up the contest having earned a 45.8% FG percentage (27 out of 59) and knocked down 7 of their 22 shots from beyond the arc.
Joey Hauser is a player who was a contributor in this matchup. He left the arena with 22 points on 8 out of 13 shooting. He played 34 mins played and also totaled 8 boards. He finished the game shooting 61.5% from the field and totaled 2 assists.
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Michigan State enters this one with a record of 16-9 for the season. They average 67.9 points per game (277th in the nation) while connecting on 44.2% from the field. The Spartans are shooting 37.0% on shots from downtown (173 of 467) and 74.1% from the charity stripe. As a team, Michigan State is pulling in 36.8 rebounds per game and has accounted for 367 assists so far this season, which has them ranked 122nd in college hoops in terms of passing the ball. They lose possession by turning the ball over 11.1 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 16.6 fouls per contest.
When they are on defense, the Spartans have forced 9.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 15.6 personal fouls. They are surrendering 28.9% on shots from distance while they are 47th in college hoops in points per game from their opponents (64.6). The Spartans are giving up a shooting percentage of 40.4% (583 of 1,442) and they surrender 33.1 boards per contest as a unit. They are currently ranked 121st in Division 1 in giving up assists to their opponents with 310 relinquished on the season.
In their last game, the Michigan Wolverines went home defeated by a final of 64-59 when they faced Wisconsin. In reference to rebounds, Michigan allowed Wisconsin to get 36 overall (14 on the offensive side). They went 33.3% from 3-point land by going 6 out of 18 and ended up going 14 out of 18 from the free throw line (77.8%). The Wolverines permitted Wisconsin to make 22 of their 66 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 33.3% in the matchup. When all was said and done, the Wolverines went 24 for 57 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 42.1%. Pertaining to shots from 3-point land, Michigan made 5 out of 16 attempts (31.3%). They were able to make 6 of the free throws for a rate of 60.0%. Wisconsin earned 14 personal fouls for the contest which got the Wolverines to the free throw line for 10 attempts. They gave up possession of the ball 11 times, while recording 2 steals in this game. The Wolverines pulled down 29 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive rebounds for a total of 37 for this contest.
Kobe Bufkin was important for the Wolverines for the contest. He scored 21 points in his 37 mins on the hardwood and tallied 1 assist for this game. He converted 9 of 15 for this contest giving him a rate of 60.0%, and accounted for 3 rebounds.
Michigan has a mark of 14-12 this year. When it comes to executing on offense, the Wolverines are connecting on 45.0% from the field, which is ranked 167th in the nation. Michigan has tallied 1,900 pts on the campaign (73.1 per contest) and they average 36.0 boards per game. They are earning an assist 12.7 times per game (224th in the country) and they cough up possession 9.9 times per game. The Wolverines commit 15.2 fouls every game and they hit 69.5% from the free throw line.
The Michigan defense gives up 31.8% on shots from beyond the perimeter (175 of 550) and their opposition knocks down 69.5% of their foul shots. They have given up 11.9 dimes and 36.2 boards per game, which is 116th and 297th in the nation. The Wolverines on defense are ranked 165th in college basketball in points given up per game with 69.1. They are forcing 10.5 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 42.4% from the field (112th in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Michigan State
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