Sunday, January 31, 2016
State Farm Center
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The Wisconsin Badgers travel to State Farm Center to play the Illinois Fighting Illini on Sunday, January 31, 2016. The opening line for this game has Wisconsin as 1 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 142.
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The Badgers come into this game with an overall record of 12-9 and a road record of 2-3. They are 9-11 against the spread and their over/under record is 12-9. The Fighting Illini have an overall record of 10-11 and a home record of 5-5. They have an over/under record of 10-8 and they are 9-9 against the spread.
Nigel Hayes comes into this contest averaging 17 points per game while playing 36.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Badgers. He pulls down 6.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is currently at 74%. Bronson Koenig averages 13.5 points per game in 35.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.2 assists per contest and 2.4 rebounds per game for Wisconsin. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Malcolm Hill averages 18.3 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per contest this year for the Fighting Illini. He grabs 6 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Kendrick Nunn averages 17.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.3 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Wisconsin averages 69.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 236th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 4.2 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 213th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 190th in the country. They average 36.3 rebounds per game and 11 assists per game which ranks them 168th and 302nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 46th with 11.3 per game. The Badgers allow 65.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 35th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 144th and 321st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.7 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 10.3 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the country. They force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 211th in the Division 1.
Illinois averages 73.7 points per game this year which ranks them 148th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -2 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 181st spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 129th in the nation. They average 32.2 rebounds per game and 14 assists per contest which ranks them 311th and 127th respectively. In the turnover department the Fighting Illini rank 10th with 10 per game. The Fighting Illini allow 75.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 252nd in the country. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 295th and 328th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 37.4 rebounds a game which ranks 239th and they give up 15 assists per contest which puts them in 285th place in the nation. The Fighting Illini force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 109th in college basketball.
The Badgers average 62.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 75 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -2.6 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 3.3 per contest. The Badgers have an offensive rating of 106 and they assist on 46.2% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 64.8 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 48%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Wisconsin turns the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.4% while their offensive rebound percentage is 35.6%. The Badgers give up 65.1 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 71.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Fighting Illini score 76.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 69.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -11.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 0.5 points per game. The Fighting Illini have a rating on offense of 103.8 and 54.7% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 70.2 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 39% of their shots. Illinois turns it over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 7.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 46.2% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 21.7%. The Fighting Illini give up 75.7 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 80.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Wisconsin Badgers Betting Trends
The Wisconsin Badgers are 9-11 against the spread
The Wisconsin Badgers are 12-9 against the over/under
Illinois Fighting Illini Betting Trends
The Illinois Fighting Illini are 9-9 against the spread
The Illinois Fighting Illini are 10-8 against the over/under
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
Illinois Fighting Illini Injuries
12/20/15 F Leron Black Knee out indefinitely
11/14/15 G Tracy Abrams Achilles out for season
01/30/16 F Mike Thorne Jr. Knee "?" Sunday vs. Wisconsin
Guy's Pick: Take Wisconsin
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