Michigan Wolverines vs. Bryant Bulldogs - 12/23/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Bryant Bulldogs (2-9) at Michigan Wolverines (9-3)
College Basketball: Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Crisler Center)
The Line: Michigan Wolverines -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Big Ten Network
The Bryant Bulldogs will travel to play the Michigan Wolverines in a non-conference game on Wednesday.
The Michigan Wolverines are 9-3 and are coming off of a win against Youngstown State by a score of 105-46. Michigan scored at least 50 points in both halves and cruised to the easy win. Caris LeVert had 19 points and 6 rebounds for Michigan. Derrick Walton Jr. added 10 points, 11 rebounds, and 13 assists for the Wolverines. Michigan out rebounded their opponent by a total of 46-23 and had 29 assists in their victory. Michigan is averaging 78 points per game while giving up 60.8 points per game. Michigan is also averaging 33.3 rebounds per game and 16.2 assists per game. Caris LeVert is averaging 17.2 points per game and 5.4 rebounds per game, while Duncan Robinson is averaging 12.5 points per game and 2.8 rebounds per game for Michigan. Michigan is shooting 71.5% on free throws, 41.1% on three-pointers, and 49.9% on all field goal attempts.
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The Bryant Bulldogs are 2-9 and are coming off of a loss to Providence by a score of 74-67. Bryant led by 4 points at halftime but gave up the lead in the second half to a beat up Providence team for the loss. Dan Garvin had 16 points and 9 rebounds for Bryant. Marcel Pettway added 9 points and 10 rebounds for the Bulldogs. Bryant was out rebounded by a total of 40-37 and had 11 assists in their defeat. Bryant is averaging 61.5 points per game while giving up 77.8 points per game. Bryant is also averaging 34.1 rebounds per game and 10.3 assists per game. Hunter Ware is averaging 13.7 points per game and 3.1 rebounds per game, while Dan Garvin is averaging 10.5 points per game and 8.7 rebounds per game for Bryant. Bryant is shooting 58.5% on free throws, 28.6% on three-pointers, and 39% on all field goal attempts.
Bryant is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games. Bryant is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS win. The under is 5-2 in Bryant’s 7 games. Michigan is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games. The over is 10-4 in Michigan’s last 14 games overall.
Michigan has been winning big in their last few games and I expect that to happen again here. Michigan has been good defensively and has shot the ball extremely well. Bryant has struggled to score consistently and will have a tough matchup against a good Michigan defense. Bryant does have a small rebounding advantage in this matchup. Bryant gave Providence a good game the other night, and I think they will be able to keep this game somewhat close.