Michigan Wolverines vs. Youngstown State Penguins - 12/19/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Youngstown State Penguins (5-6) at Michigan Wolverines (8-3)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 6:00 pm (Crisler Center)
The Line: Michigan Wolverines -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN 3
The Youngstown State Penguins will travel to play the Michigan Wolverines in a non-conference game on Saturday.
The Michigan Wolverines are 8-3 and are coming off of a win against Northern Kentucky by a score of 77-62. Michigan led by 9 points at halftime and pulled away even more in the second half for the win. Caris LeVert had 13 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists for Michigan. Duncan Robinson added 18 points and 4 rebounds for the Wolverines. Michigan out rebounded their opponent by a total of 29-28 and had 14 assists in their victory. Michigan is averaging 75.5 points per game while giving up 62.2 points per game. Michigan is also averaging 32.2 rebounds per game and 15 assists per game. Caris LeVert is averaging 17 points per game and 5.4 rebounds per game, while Duncan Robinson is averaging 12.4 points per game and 2.5 rebounds per game for Michigan. Michigan is shooting 71.4% on free throws, 41.2% on three-pointers, and 48.6% on all field goal attempts.
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The Youngstown State Penguins are 5-6 and are coming off of a win against Geneva by a score of 99-58. Youngstown State was clearly better than their division III counterparts and they cruised to the easy victory. Sidney Umude had 21 points and 5 rebounds for Youngstown State. Matt Donlan added 15 points and 3 assists for the Penguins. Youngstown State was out rebounded by a total of 38-35 and had 25 assists in their victory. Youngstown State is averaging 76.5 points per game while giving up 75.2 points per game. Youngstown State is also averaging 36.4 rebounds per game and 16.5 assists per game. Cameron Morse is averaging 14.4 points per game and 2.6 assists per game, while Bobby Hain is averaging 14 points per game and 7.4 rebounds per game for Youngstown State. Youngstown State is shooting 67% on free throws, 33.3% on three-pointers, and 43.6% on all field goal attempts.
Youngstown State is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against the Big Ten. The over is 4-1 in Youngstown State’s last 5 games against the Big Ten. Michigan is 0-7 ATS in their last 7 games against the Horizon League. Michigan is 5-11 ATS in their last 16 non-conference games. The over is 9-4 in Michigan’s last 13 games.
Michigan started the season a little shaky but has rebounded nicely in the past few games. Michigan has been playing very good defense, but has to find more consistent scoring on offense. Youngstown State has the slim rebounding advantage, but Michigan is the better shooting team. I am going with Michigan in this game.