Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Michigan Wolverines Prediction, 2/8/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Michigan Wolverines
Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2023
Location: Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, MI
The Nebraska Cornhuskers (11-13) are traveling to Crisler Center on Wednesday where they will take on the Michigan Wolverines (13-10).
The Nebraska Cornhuskers stepped onto the hardwood against Penn State and took home the win by a score of 72-63 in their last game. Nebraska ended the game having earned a 52.9% FG percentage (27 out of 51) and buried 8 out of their 20 three-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Cornhuskers buried 10 of 18 shots for a rate of 55.6%. In relation to grabbing rebounds, they collected 32 with 3 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 17 assists in this game while forcing 7 turnovers and earning 6 steals. Concerning defending, Nebraska allowed the other team to shoot 40.0% from the floor on 24 of 60 shooting. Penn State dished out 16 dimes and had 3 steals in the matchup. Moreover, Penn State snagged 32 rebounds (8 offensive, 24 defensive), but didn't record a block for the team. Penn State finished 25.0% from the charity stripe by making 1 of their 4 attempts. They also converted 14 out of their 38 tries from distance. In the matter of personal fouls, the Cornhuskers walked away with 6 and Penn State recorded 15 personal fouls.
Keisei Tominaga is someone who was a contributor in this matchup. He finished shooting 66.7% from the floor and also earned 1 assist. He saw the court for 31 minutes and also totaled 3 boards. He left the arena with 30 points on 12 out of 18 shooting.
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Nebraska comes into this matchup with a mark of 11-13 on the campaign. They turn it over 13.0 times per game and as a basketball team they commit 13.8 fouls every game. As a team, Nebraska is pulling down 35.0 rebounds per game and has earned 318 assists on the campaign, which has them ranked 169th in the country in terms of passing the ball. The Cornhuskers are connecting on 31.4% on shots beyond the perimeter (153 of 488) and 63.0% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 65.7 points per game (325th in the country) on 44.6% from the field.
On the defensive end of the court, the Cornhuskers are forcing their opponents into 12.0 turnovers per contest while drawing 16.5 personal fouls. They rank 326th in D-1 in allowing assists to their opponents with 359 surrendered for the season. The Cornhuskers defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 42.4% (609 of 1,436) and they concede 35.1 rebounds per contest as a group. They surrender 32.4% on shots from beyond the arc and they rank 146th in college basketball in points per game allowed (68.3).
When they last played, the Michigan Wolverines went home victorious with a score of 77-69 when they played Ohio State. Regarding cleaning up the glass, Michigan allowed Ohio State to pull down 33 overall (11 on the offensive side). They finished shooting 31.3% from beyond the arc by going 5 out of 16 and finished the game at 12 out of 17 from the free throw line (70.6%). The Wolverines allowed Ohio State to knock down 26 of their 64 tries from the field which had them shooting 40.6% for the matchup. In all, the Wolverines went 28 out of 57 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 49.1%. In the matter of shots from distance, Michigan converted 8 of their 23 attempts (34.8%). They were able to knock down 13 of the free throw tries for a rate of 72.2%. Ohio State committed 16 fouls for this game which took the Wolverines to the free throw line for a total of 18 attempts. They turned the ball over 8 times, while earning 2 steals in the game. The Wolverines corralled 27 defensive boards and 6 offensive boards totaling 33 in the matchup.
Hunter Dickinson was important for the Wolverines for this game. He buried 10 of 15 for the game for a rate of 66.7%, and earned 11 rebounds. He tallied 26 points in his 36 mins of playing time and earned 2 dimes for this game.
Michigan has a mark of 13-10 on the campaign. As an offensive unit, the Wolverines are connecting on 44.6% from the floor, which is ranked 184th in the nation. Michigan has accumulated 1,687 points this year (73.3 per game) and they grab 36.2 rebounds per contest. They are dishing out assists 13.0 times per game (215th in college basketball) and they turn it over 9.6 times per game. The Wolverines are responsible for committing 15.0 fouls per game and they connect on 69.0% from the charity stripe.
The Wolverines on the defensive side of the court are 186th in college basketball in points given up per game with 69.5. They are able to force 10.8 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 42.6% from the floor (132nd in college hoops). The Michigan defense gives up 31.6% on 3-point attempts (160 of 506) and opponents are converting on 69.4% of their shots from the free throw line. They relinquish 11.8 dimes and 36.8 boards per contest, ranking them 116th and 312th in those categories.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Nebraska
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