Sunday, February 28, 2016
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The Michigan Wolverines travel to Kohl Center to play the Wisconsin Badgers on Sunday, February 28, 2016. The opening line for this game has Michigan as 4 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 138.
The Wolverines come into this game with an overall record of 20-9 and a road record of 4-5. They are 15-12 against the spread and their over/under record is 18-8. The Badgers have an overall record of 18-10 and a home record of 12-5. They have an over/under record of 13-15 and they are 14-13 against the spread.
Zak Irvin comes into this contest averaging 11.3 points per game while playing 32 minutes per night so far this season for the Wolverines. He pulls down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 61%. Derrick Walton averages 12.3 points per game in 32.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.9 assists per contest and 5.8 rebounds per game for Michigan. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Nigel Hayes averages 16.4 points per game while playing 36.2 minutes per contest this year for the Badgers. He grabs 5.6 rebounds per game and has 3.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage currently is at 74%. Bronson Koenig averages 13.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.6 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Michigan averages 76.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 93rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 8.5 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 28th. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 12th in the country. They average 32.3 rebounds per game and 15.1 assists per game which ranks them 310th and 61st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 9.4 per game. The Wolverines allow 67.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 65th in the nation. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 231st and 189th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.9 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 13 assists per contest which puts them in 158th place in the country. They force 11.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 291st in the Division 1.
Wisconsin averages 69.1 points per game this year which ranks them 255th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 4.9 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 205th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 125th in the nation. They average 35.5 rebounds per game and 11.6 assists per contest which ranks them 190th and 278th respectively. In the turnover department the Badgers rank 38th with 11 per game. The Badgers allow 64.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 104th and 327th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 31.9 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 10.3 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the nation. The Badgers force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 212th in college basketball.
The Wolverines average 74.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 73.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -1.7 per contest. The Wolverines have an offensive rating of 114.9 and they assist on 56% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 66.2 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 57%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they shoot 3 pointers on 44% of their shots. Michigan turns the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.2% while their offensive rebound percentage is 25%. The Wolverines give up 72.8 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 75 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Badgers score 73 ppg at home and they have averaged 64.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 1.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 8.1 points per game. The Badgers have a rating on offense of 106.8 and 49% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 64.2 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Wisconsin turns it over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.7% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 34.7%. The Badgers give up 64.9 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 62.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Michigan Wolverines Betting Trends
The Michigan Wolverines are 15-12 against the spread
The Michigan Wolverines are 18-8 against the over/under
Wisconsin Badgers Betting Trends
The Wisconsin Badgers are 14-13 against the spread
The Wisconsin Badgers are 13-15 against the over/under
Michigan Wolverines Injuries
12/11/15 G Spike Albrecht Hip out for season
02/26/16 G Caris LeVert Knee expected to miss
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
Josh's Pick: Take Michigan
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