Sunday, January 17, 2016
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The Michigan State Spartans travel to Kohl Center to play the Wisconsin Badgers on Sunday, January 17, 2016. The opening line for this game has Michigan State as 4.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 129.5.
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The Spartans come into this game with an overall record of 16-2 and a road record of 3-1. They are 10-7 against the spread and their over/under record is 6-11. The Badgers have an overall record of 9-9 and a home record of 7-5. They have an over/under record of 10-8 and they are 6-11 against the spread.
Denzel Valentine comes into this contest averaging 17.6 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Spartans. He pulls down 7.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Bryn Forbes averages 13.7 points per game in 25.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 2.4 rebounds per game for Michigan State. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Nigel Hayes averages 15.8 points per game while playing 35.9 minutes per contest this year for the Badgers. He grabs 6.2 rebounds per game and has 3.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage currently is at 73%. Bronson Koenig averages 13.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.7 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Michigan State averages 79.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 52nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 17.2 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 38th in the country. They average 43 rebounds per game and 20.7 assists per game which ranks them 7th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 118th with 12.3 per game. The Spartans allow 61.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the nation. They also allow a 36% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the arc ranking them 3rd and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.4 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 10.6 assists per contest which puts them in 23rd place in the country. They force 9.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 348th in the Division 1.
Wisconsin averages 68.6 points per game this year which ranks them 249th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 4.4 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 215th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 206th in the nation. They average 37.3 rebounds per game and 11.8 assists per contest which ranks them 124th and 264th respectively. In the turnover department the Badgers rank 45th with 11.3 per game. The Badgers allow 64.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 150th and 294th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 31.2 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 10.4 assists per contest which puts them in 19th place in the nation. The Badgers force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 235th in college basketball.
Michigan State Spartans Betting Trends
The Michigan State Spartans are 10-7 against the spread
The Michigan State Spartans are 6-11 against the over/under
Wisconsin Badgers Betting Trends
The Wisconsin Badgers are 6-11 against the spread
The Wisconsin Badgers are 10-8 against the over/under
Michigan State Spartans Injuries
No key injuries to report
Wisconsin Badgers Injuries
12/14/15 G Riley Dearring Personal has left team
12/04/15 G Brevin Pritzl Foot out indefinitely
11/13/15 F Andy Van Vliet Eligibility out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Michigan State
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