Michigan Wolverines vs Michigan State Spartans Prediction, 1/7/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Michigan Wolverines vs Michigan State Spartans
Date: Saturday, January 7, 2023
Location: Breslin Center in East Lansing, MI
TV: Youtube TV
Breslin Center is where the Michigan State Spartans (10-4) will compete against the Michigan Wolverines (8-5) on Saturday.
The Michigan Wolverines played Penn State and earned the victory with a final of 79-69 in their last game. Michigan finished having earned a 46.6% FG percentage (27 of 58) and buried 8 out of their 19 three-point shots. From the free throw line, the Wolverines made 17 of their 25 attempts for a percentage of 68.0%. In reference to grabbing rebounds, they compiled a total of 35 with 6 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 11 assists in this contest in addition to forcing 7 turnovers and earning 4 steals. In terms of the defense, Michigan allowed their opponent to shoot 44.8% from the field on 26 out of 58 shooting. Penn State earned 6 assists and had 2 steals in the game. Moreover, Penn State grabbed 29 rebounds (4 offensive, 25 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. Penn State ended up going 72.7% at the charity stripe by knocking down 8 of 11 shots. They also made 9 of their 28 attempts from beyond the arc. With respect to personal fouls, the Wolverines ended up finishing with 16 and Penn State recorded 20 personal fouls.
Hunter Dickinson is one player who was a factor in the matchup. He ended up with 17 points on 6 of 10 shooting. He played 32 mins played and totaled 6 rebounds. He walked away from this one shooting 60.0% from the floor but had no dimes when the game ended.
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Michigan comes into this matchup with a win-loss record of 8-5 for the season. They average 76.3 points per outing (99th in the nation) while going 45.2% from the field. The Wolverines are hitting 35.0% on shots from beyond the arc (100 of 286) and 68.1% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Michigan is pulling in 37.1 rebounds per game and has totaled 170 dimes this year, which ranks 285th in the country in terms of passing. They are giving up possession 9.6 times per contest and as a basketball team they are committing 14.8 fouls on a nightly basis.
On the defensive end, the Wolverines are forcing their opponents into 12.1 turnovers per contest and they draw 18.3 fouls. They are currently ranked 80th in D-1 in giving up assists with 158 conceded on the season. The Wolverines defense is allowing a FG percentage of 41.8% (339 of 811) and they surrender 38.1 boards per game as a team. They are surrendering 31.6% from 3-point land and they are ranked 206th in D-1 in points per game allowed (69.4).
When they last stepped on the court, the Michigan State Spartans went home victorious with a score of 74-56 against Nebraska. The Spartans earned 29 defensive boards and 11 offensive rebounds for a total of 40 for this contest. They turned it over 9 times, while recording 7 steals in this game. Nebraska earned 14 personal fouls in the game which took the Spartans to the free throw line for a total of 6 shots. They were able to knock down 4 of the free throws for a percentage of 66.7%. With respect to shots from beyond the arc, Michigan State made 8 of their 25 tries (32.0%). When the final whistle blew, the Spartans went 31 for 65 from the field which gave them a percentage of 47.7%. The Spartans permitted Nebraska to convert 23 out of their 55 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 41.8% in the game. They finished 12.5% from distance by shooting 2 of 16 and walked away from this one shooting 8 of 20 at the free throw line (40.0%). In reference to team rebounding, Michigan State allowed Nebraska to pull down 27 in total (7 offensive).
Tyson Walker was important for the Spartans in the matchup. He scored 21 points in his 31 minutes on the court and accumulated 3 assists in this game. He buried 9 out of 15 for the contest for a field goal rate of 60.0%, and accounted for 2 rebounds.
Michigan State has a win-loss record of 10-4 so far this season. On the offensive side of the court, the Spartans are shooting 44.7% from the floor, which is 172nd in D-1. Michigan State has 997 pts for the campaign (71.2 per game) and they collect 38.1 boards per contest. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 16.9 times per contest (21st in D-1) and they lose possession via turnover 10.9 times per game. The Spartans have committed 16.0 fouls per contest and they go 73.5% from the charity stripe.
The Michigan State defense gives up 30.1% on shots from beyond the perimeter (102 of 339) and their opponents are connecting on 69.5% of their free throw shots. They give up 12.9 dimes and 33.5 boards every game, which has them ranked 206th and 144th in the country. The Spartans on defense are ranked 105th in D-1 in PPG surrendered with 65.8. They are forcing their opponents into 10.2 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 40.1% from the floor (60th in Division 1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Michigan
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