Thursday, January 21, 2016
Bryce Jordan Center
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The Wisconsin Badgers travel to Bryce Jordan Center to play the Penn State Nittany Lions on Thursday, January 21, 2016. The opening line for this game has Wisconsin as 2.5 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 10-9 and a road record of 1-3. They are 7-11 against the spread and their over/under record is 11-8. The Nittany Lions have an overall record of 11-8 and a home record of 7-2. They have an over/under record of 10-8 and they are 9-8 against the spread.
Nigel Hayes comes into this contest averaging 16.3 points per game while playing 35.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Badgers. He pulls down 6.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is currently at 75%. Bronson Koenig averages 14.3 points per game in 35.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.5 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 83%.
Brandon Taylor averages 16.4 points per game while playing 31.8 minutes per contest this year for the Nittany Lions. He grabs 6.1 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 71%. Shep Garner averages 14.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.8 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Wisconsin averages 69 points per contest this season which ranks them 242nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 4.2 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 217th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 188th in the country. They average 36.6 rebounds per game and 11.5 assists per game which ranks them 149th and 281st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 31st with 11 per game. The Badgers allow 64.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 31st in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 157th and 308th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.4 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 10.5 assists per contest which puts them in 19th place in the country. They force 11.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 244th in the Division 1.
Penn State averages 67.1 points per game this year which ranks them 284th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -1.7 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 254th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 315th in the nation. They average 34.7 rebounds per game and 9.5 assists per contest which ranks them 246th and 344th respectively. In the turnover department the Nittany Lions rank 40th with 11.2 per game. The Nittany Lions allow 68.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 102nd in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 109th and 277th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35.3 rebounds a game which ranks 135th and they give up 12.4 assists per contest which puts them in 121st place in the nation. The Nittany Lions force 11.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 278th in college basketball.
Wisconsin Badgers Betting Trends
The Wisconsin Badgers are 7-11 against the spread
The Wisconsin Badgers are 11-8 against the over/under
Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Trends
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 9-8 against the spread
The Penn State Nittany Lions 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
Penn State Nittany Lions Injuries
01/16/16 G Josh Reaves Mononucleosis out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Wisconsin
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