Pain Prediction gif as part of the actual post.
|WHAT||Binghamton at Michigan|
|WHERE||Crisler Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan|
|WHEN||7 PM Eastern, Tuesday|
|LINE||Michigan –37 (Kenpom)|
Right: Thundercats hoooooo
Yes, you read that correctly: KenPom has Michigan at a 37-point favorite (with a 99.7% win probability). The good news for Binghamton is that would actually cover the 38-point Vegas spread, the largest in Divison I so far this year.
Binghamton—a program cratered by scandal—is not good; in fact, they're 344th, third-from-last, on KenPom. Their lone wins in a 2-8 season have come against #252 St. Peter's and Division III Marywood; only one of their losses has come to a team ranked higher than #230. KenPom doesn't have them favored to win a game for the rest of the season. They have an 8% chance of beating Stony Brook. At home.
Of the players who account for at least 16% of the team's possessions when on the floor (KenPom "role player" status), none has an offensive rating higher than 93.5. As a team, they score 0.84 points per possession while allowing 1.09. This, obviously, is god-awful.
The Bearcats do feature one starter—forward Taylor Johnson—who's hit 6-of-11 twos and 13-of-24 threes this year. Naturally, he's by far their lowest-usage regular. Guard Jimmy Gray, who's shot nearly twice as many threes as any other player, is connecting at a 26.7% clip.
Prepare for a massacre.
Covered above. Is bad.
|eFG%||Turnover %||Off. Reb. %||FTA/FGA|
|Offense||43.9 (294)||23.5 (283)||26.3 (304)||45.0 (44)|
|Defense||51.1 (257)||17.2 (306)||27.7 (40)||32.9 (116)|
Don't play the worst game of your collective lives. Full stop.
THE SECTION WHERE I PREDICT THE SAME THING KENPOM DOES
Michigan by all of the points
Best preview ever
last year. "Key Matchup: There is no key matchup." That stuck with me.
I hope 3 players in particular get extended time today ... Spike, horford, and caris. That would give us a solid 9 man rotation for the future, with a lot of variety offensively and defensively.
Are you just reciting what Dylan said in his preview or is this an original thought?
Binghamton shall be a gladitorial sacrifice to abate my anger. Also beer
Very cool that we are the biggest favorite of any team in any game this year (per Vegas).
i'm shocked that this game is even on the board in Vegas. that said, i'm still excited for the carnage.
I'm sure there's some obvious reason that I'm overlooking, but, seriously, why are we playing them? I guess, as mentioned by previous posters, it's a good chance to get more PT for some. Please, no one get hurt.
The college athletics scandal is that admissions standards were lowered for basketball players? I didn't know there were even any schools that PRETENDED not to do that. Oh and college basketball players may have been involved in consuming alcohol.
Instead of "Death from Above," we get "Preview." I would have also accepted "Charmin-Soft Cuddlekisses from Above."
I wonder what kind of nosedive our RPI will take at tipoff.
like it. As discussed last week, the "Death From Above" captioned was really no longer applicable. "Preview" = Basketball has arrived as a real thing. Good change.
is there any online feed of the game?