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CBB : ATS Matchup
Monday 12/18/2017Line$ LineOU LineScore
HOUSTN BAPTIST
 
MICHIGAN ST
+31.5  

-31.5  


153
 
62
Final
107

HOUSTN BAPTIST (4 - 7) at MICHIGAN ST (10 - 1)
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Monday, 12/18/2017 6:00 PM
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755HOUSTN BAPTIST151.5151.5
756MICHIGAN ST-33-30.5
ADVANCED TEAM STATS
HOUSTN BAPTIST - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games4-7-1.21-12-083.538.745.1%42.182.441.144.3%35.5
Road Games0-7-1.21-12-077.734.340.6%38.993.746.148.7%40.9
Last 5 Games3-200-00-082.440.647.7%44.069.235.239.5%30.0
HOUSTN BAPTIST Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
 PPGHalfFGM-APctFGM-APCTFTM-APctTotOffAstPFStlTOBk
Team Stats (All Games)83.538.731-6945.1%6-2031.7%15-2365.2%421417197133
vs opponents surrendering80.337.630-6445.9%7-2131.4%15-2169.0%401216187144
Team Stats (Road Games)77.734.327-6740.6%7-2133.6%16-2563.6%391314216132
Stats Against (All Games)82.441.127-6244.3%10-2837.7%17-2180.6%36816196154
vs opponents averaging75.736.127-6144.0%9-2636.9%13-1873.0%33814197154
Stats Against (Road Games)93.746.130-6248.7%12-2940.5%22-2782.3%41919206134

MICHIGAN ST - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games10-1+1.86-54-580.737.849.1%43.862.429.533.3%32.1
Home Games5-0+13-22-189.244.452.4%45.864.029.235.6%28.0
Last 5 Games5-0+12-33-280.638.047.4%45.861.628.232.7%32.8
MICHIGAN ST Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
 PPGHalfFGM-APctFGM-APCTFTM-APctTotOffAstPFStlTOBk
Team Stats (All Games)80.737.829-5949.1%8-2038.3%15-2271.3%441119185158
vs opponents surrendering73.334.526-6143.2%8-2234.6%13-1869.9%36914196144
Team Stats (Home Games)89.244.431-5952.4%6-1736.0%21-2876.4%461221176139
Stats Against (All Games)62.429.521-6233.3%8-2236.4%13-1970.2%321012207123
vs opponents averaging78.737.728-6245.0%8-2235.9%15-2171.1%391015187134
Stats Against (Home Games)64.029.222-6135.6%11-2443.8%10-1564.5%28713226112
Average power rating of opponents played: HOUSTN BAPTIST 69.7,  MICHIGAN ST 77.7
SCHEDULE AND RESULTS
HOUSTN BAPTIST - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTot.O/UShotsPctREBTOShotsPctREBTO
11/10/2017@ PROVIDENCE55-84L - -20-6331.7%401831-6250.0%4312
11/14/2017ARLINGTON BAPTIST108-67W - -44-8353.0%521124-6338.1%2618
11/18/2017@ BELMONT88-93L17W154.5O30-7341.1%39927-6243.5%4814
11/19/2017*DETROIT109-116L-1L170O35-7745.5%501340-8348.2%4912
11/21/2017@ VIRGINIA TECH73-99L - -29-6544.6%271332-5064.0%3215
11/26/2017@ OKLAHOMA ST74-101L - -26-6639.4%351530-6248.4%4317
11/28/2017DALLAS96-66W - -42-7060.0%391325-6141.0%2421
12/2/2017TEXAS ST71-52W - -28-5154.9%391818-5930.5%2811
12/6/2017@ ST PETERS74-76L - -26-6540.0%38925-5050.0%2911
12/9/2017@ TX-SAN ANTONIO71-87L - -25-6240.3%431326-6440.6%4211
12/15/2017BARCLAY COLLEGE100-65W - -37-8344.6%611524-6536.9%2719
12/18/2017@ MICHIGAN ST              
12/20/2017@ VANDERBILT              
12/28/2017@ LAMAR              
12/30/2017NEW ORLEANS              
1/6/2018NICHOLLS ST              
1/10/2018ABILENE CHRISTIAN              

MICHIGAN ST - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTot.O/UShotsPctREBTOShotsPctREBTO
11/10/2017N FLORIDA98-66W-31W -35-6157.4%492123-6634.8%2619
11/14/2017*DUKE81-88L-1.5L157O31-6150.8%341730-7639.5%469
11/19/2017STONY BROOK93-71W-26.5L -33-5757.9%411424-5940.7%2513
11/23/2017*DEPAUL73-51W-13.5W148.5U25-5347.2%391513-5125.5%2411
11/24/2017*CONNECTICUT77-57W-7.5W142.5U32-6648.5%38820-5735.1%3213
11/26/2017*N CAROLINA63-45W-2W156U22-5540.0%522415-6124.6%3616
11/30/2017NOTRE DAME81-63W-6.5W139O31-6051.7%421324-5444.4%2110
12/3/2017NEBRASKA86-57W-19.5W142O27-5747.4%48617-6227.4%345
12/5/2017@ RUTGERS62-52W-14.5L136.5U22-5738.6%451517-6625.8%4510
12/9/2017SOUTHERN UTAH88-63W-31.5L155.5U28-5947.5%491121-6532.3%349
12/16/2017*OAKLAND86-73W-19L148.5O31-6051.7%451722-6235.5%3014
12/18/2017HOUSTN BAPTIST              
12/21/2017LONG BEACH ST              
12/29/2017CLEVELAND ST              
12/31/2017SAVANNAH ST              
1/4/2018MARYLAND              
1/7/2018@ OHIO ST              
1/10/2018RUTGERS              
KEY GAME INFORMATION
MICHIGAN ST: Last season: 20-15, lost to Kansas in NCAA round of 32.
Who's gone: G Eron Harris, G Alvin Ellis, F Matt Van Dyk.
Who's back: Four of the top five and eight of the top 10 scorers from last season. F Miles Bridges turned down a chance to be an NBA lottery pick to return for his sophomore season. Bridges is the Big Ten preseason player of the year and a national player of the year candidate. F Nick Ward averaged nearly 14 points and six-plus rebounds as a freshman, trailing only Bridges on the team. Ward joined Bridges on the preseason All-Big Ten team.
Who's new: F Jaren Jackson and F Xavier Tillman are talented enough as freshmen to be key players on a loaded team. The 6-11, 242-pound Jackson is projected by some as top-five pick in the 2018 NBA draft. Izzo said the 6-8, 260-pound Tillman was the biggest surprise in early practices.
The Skinny: Izzo, a Hall of Fame coach, has a good shot to win his second national championship, reach his eighth Final Four and win his first Big Ten regular season title since 2012.
PREVIEW
No. 2 Michigan State in fine-tuning mode
 

An in-state rival gave them a big scare. Now the second-ranked Michigan State Spartans want to iron out some issues before their Big Ten conference schedule begins in earnest.

The Spartans face four unheralded nonconference opponents the remainder of the month, beginning with Houston Baptist on Monday. Michigan State defeated Oakland 86-73 at Detroit's Little Caesars Arena on Saturday, requiring a 17-5 late run to put away the Golden Grizzlies.

"We just need time to get better and yet statistically, it doesn't say that," Spartans coach Tom Izzo said. "I just didn't think we were as smooth as we needed to be. I do think we have a lot higher ceiling. That's the good news."

The Spartans (10-1) have won nine straight and the streak is likely to continue. The next four opponents -- Houston Baptist, Long Beach State, Cleveland State and Savannah State -- have a combined 15-30 record.

Izzo wants to clean some things up before Big Ten play resumes after New Year's Day, particularly 3-point defense. Opponents are averaging eight made 3-pointers per game with a 36.4 percent success rate. Yet the Spartans are holding them to a 33.3 overall shooting percentage.

Oakland made 10 shots from long range with a 37.0 percent success rate.

"We've not defended the 3 well and it's got to be my fault for not putting a big enough emphasis on it," Izzo said. "Not getting a hand up, getting a hand up late ... it will be fun to try to fix it over the next four days."

One thing that Izzo did like was how feisty his club became in the late going, especially after star forward Miles Bridges took exception to a hard foul. Point guard Cassius Winston exchanged words with some of Oakland's players, then proceeded to score the team's last 14 points.

"We'll have to learn, it's going to get chippy at Purdue, it's going to get chippy at Minnesota," Izzo said. "Last year, we were playing to play. This year, we're playing for something. If you play for something, it's going to get a little chippy. I like the way we responded."

The Huskies (4-7) are only shooting 31.7 percent from long range. Their best 3-point shooters are freshman forward David Caraher (15.2 points, 6.7 rebounds) and sophomore guard Jalon Gates (10.2 points). Caraher has made 40.4 percent of his long-range attempts, while Gates has hit 36.9 percent.

"We know that it's going to be a tremendous challenge for our program but our guys are excited about playing," Huskies coach Ron Cottrell said. "Any time you can a team ranked that high you know it will be a great experience for your guys to carry forward to the rest of the season."

Cottrell knows his team will have its hands full at both ends.

"You always know you're going to be playing against a team that's really hard-nosed and tough defensively," he said. "You're going to have to be at your best to be able to compete against them because they're going to bring it every night defensively. He's got a team that's really talented, that can get up the floor and really push the tempo of the game and we're going to have to do a good job of trying to guard all five positions."


Last Updated: 1/20/2018 10:59:31 AM EST


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