Wednesday, March 2, 2016
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The Wisconsin Badgers travel to Williams Arena to play the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Wednesday, March 2, 2016. The opening line for this game has Wisconsin as 7.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 140.
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The Badgers come into this game with an overall record of 19-10 and a road record of 5-4. They are 15-13 against the spread and their over/under record is 13-16. The Golden Gophers have an overall record of 8-20 and a home record of 7-9. They have an over/under record of 16-10 and they are 10-16 against the spread.
Nigel Hayes comes into this contest averaging 16.4 points per game while playing 36.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Badgers. He pulls down 5.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is currently at 74%. Bronson Koenig averages 13.7 points per game in 34.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 2.6 rebounds per game for Wisconsin. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Nate Mason averages 13.8 points per game while playing 32.9 minutes per contest this year for the Golden Gophers. He grabs 2.9 rebounds per game and has 4.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Joey King averages 11.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.8 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Wisconsin averages 69.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 256th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 5.1 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 200th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 123rd in the country. They average 35.4 rebounds per game and 11.7 assists per game which ranks them 195th and 270th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 38th with 11.1 per game. The Badgers allow 64 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 110th and 327th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.5 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 10.4 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the country. They force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 217th in the Division 1.
Minnesota averages 69.8 points per game this year which ranks them 241st in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -4.2 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them sitting in the 285th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 284th in the nation. They average 34.4 rebounds per game and 12.6 assists per contest which ranks them 248th and 211th respectively. In the turnover department the Golden Gophers rank 40th with 11.1 per game. The Golden Gophers allow 74 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 220th in the country. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 230th and 295th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 37.6 rebounds a game which ranks 273rd and they give up 15.2 assists per contest which puts them in 307th place in the nation. The Golden Gophers force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 201st in college basketball.
The Badgers average 63.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 68 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -0.1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 9.3 per contest. The Badgers have an offensive rating of 106.9 and they assist on 49.3% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 64.1 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Wisconsin turns the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.9% while their offensive rebound percentage is 34.5%. The Badgers give up 63.3 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 58.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Golden Gophers score 71.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 74 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 4.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -0.1 points per game. The Golden Gophers have a rating on offense of 100.3 and 53% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 68.7 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 47%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they attempt 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Minnesota turns it over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 47.8% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 26.1%. The Golden Gophers give up 71.8 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 69.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Wisconsin Badgers Betting Trends
The Wisconsin Badgers are 15-13 against the spread
The Wisconsin Badgers are 13-16 against the over/under
Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Trends
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 10-16 against the spread
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 16-10 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
Minnesota Golden Gophers Injuries
12/23/15 G Jarvis Johnson Heart out indefinitely
03/01/16 G Dupree McBrayer Disciplinary "?" Wednesday vs. Wisconsin
03/01/16 G Kevin Dorsey Disciplinary "?" Wednesday vs. Wisconsin
03/01/16 G Nate Mason Disciplinary "?" Wednesday vs. Wisconsin
02/17/16 G Carlos Morris Personal dismissed from team
Guy's Pick: Take Wisconsin
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