CauseThatsMyDJ Posted January 4, 2019 Report Share Posted January 4, 2019 When: Sunday, 1/6 at 4:30pm ET on CBS (be rooting for the Chargers/Ravens game to get over on time) Vegas: TBD ESPN: #11 Michigan and #27 IU in BPI. 22% chance of IU victory with an expected margin of victory of Michigan by 8 KenPom: #5 Michigan and #28 IU. 22% chance of IU victory with a predicted final score of Michigan 70, IU 62. IU Scouting Report Michigan Scouting Report Michigan has the advantage on offense and defense by the numbers. We have a big advantage shooting from 2P range, they have a slight advantage from 3P range. Neither team does very well on the offensive glass, and neither team shoots free throws well. Michigan's big advantage on offense is the fact that they don't turn the ball over (7th in the nation) while we are 244th. Defensively, Michigan allows a lower shooting percentage, handling opponents from 2P range better than we do. They do a much better job of keeping their opponent off the offensive glass. We actually turn teams over more than they do, but not by a considerable margin. Michigan is led by B1G Freshman of the Year favorite Ignas Brazdeikis. He is averaging 16 ppg and shooting 42% from 3. They have two other sharpshooters as well, with Jordan Poole and Isaiah Livers both shooting above 45% from 3. Charles Matthews is their other main cog, averaging 14 ppg. This could easily turn into a game where Brazdeikis, Poole and Livers just bomb away from three and run us out of the building. Our close outs on their shooters will have to be on point. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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