Tuesday, November 15, 2016
CenturyLink Center Omaha
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The Wisconsin Badgers travel to CenturyLink Center Omaha to play the Creighton Bluejays on Tuesday, November 15, 2016. The opening line for this game has Wisconsin as 2 point favorites.
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The Badgers had an overall record of 20-11 and a road record of 6-5 last year. They were 18-16 against the spread last year and their over/under record was 14-17. The Bluejays had an overall record of 18-13 and a home record of 12-5 last season. They had an over/under record of 18-12 and they were 20-14 against the spread last season.
Nigel Hayes averaged 15.7 points per game last season while playing 36.2 minutes per night for the Badgers. He pulled down 5.8 rebounds per game and dished out 3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage was 37% while his free throw percentage sat at 74%. Bronson Koenig averaged 13.1 points per game in 34.9 minutes per contest last season. He averaged 2.4 assists per contest and 2.8 rebounds per game for Wisconsin. His field goal percentage was 39% for the year while his free throw percentage was 76%.
Maurice Watson Jr. averaged 14.1 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per contest last year for the Bluejays. He grabbed 3.4 rebounds per game and had 6.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage was 47% and his free throw percentage was 71%. Cole Huff averaged 11.3 points per game last season and he saw the court an average of 22.2 minutes per contest. He also averaged 5.1 rebounds per contest and 0.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage was 44% and his free throw percentage was 79%.
Wisconsin averaged 67.8 points per contest last season which ranked them 273rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin was 4 and their shooting percentage was 43% as a team which had them ranked 231st. Behind the arc they shot 35% which was good for 157th in the country. They averaged 35.1 rebounds per game and 11.4 assists per game which ranked them 210th and 287th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 39th with 11 per game. The Badgers allowed 63.8 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 15th in the nation. They also allowed a 43% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 112th and 305th in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 32 rebounds a game which ranked 28th and they gave up 10.5 assists per contest which put them in 14th place in the country. They forced 12 turnovers per game which ranked them 217th in Division 1.
Creighton averaged 79.6 points per game last year which ranked them 25th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin was 7.3 and their shooting percentage was 47% as a team which had them sitting in the 30th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shot 35% which was good for 147th in the nation. They averaged 37.1 rebounds per game and 15.3 assists per contest which ranked them 107th and 46th respectively. In the turnover department the Bluejays ranked 77th with 11.6 per game. The Bluejays allowed 72.4 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 176th in the country. They also allowed a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 130th and 164th in those defensive statistics. Opponents averaged 35.1 rebounds a game which ranked 138th and they gave up 13.1 assists per contest which put them in 167th place in the nation. The Bluejays forced 12.6 turnovers per game which ranked them 172nd in college basketball.
The Badgers averaged 62.6 points per game on the road last season and they scored 56.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They had an average scoring differential of -0.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference was 0.7 per contest. The Badgers had an offensive rating of 105 and they assisted on 49% of their shots last year. In terms of pace they averaged 64.1 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage was 49%. As a team they had a true shooting percentage of 52% and they shot 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. Wisconsin turned the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions and they got a steal on 9.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage was 52.3% while their offensive rebound percentage was 32.8%. The Badgers gave up 63.1 points per game on the road last season and they surrendered 55.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Bluejays scored 82.3 ppg at home and they averaged 80.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They had an average scoring differential of 15 in their past 3 contests and at home last season they had a difference of 14.9 points per game. The Bluejays had a rating on offense of 110.6 and 54.7% of their shots were assisted last season. They possessed the ball 72 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year was 54%. As an offensive unit they had a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempted 3 pointers on 39% of their shots. Creighton turned it over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions and they stole the ball on 8.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage was 51.3% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season was 27.4%. The Bluejays gave up 67.4 points per contest at home last year and they gave up 65.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Wisconsin Badgers Betting Trends
The Wisconsin Badgers were 18-16 against the spread last season
The Wisconsin Badgers were 14-17 against the over/under last year
Creighton Bluejays Betting Trends
The Creighton Bluejays were 20-14 against the spread last season
The Creighton Bluejays were 18-12 against the over/under last year
Wisconsin Badgers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Creighton Bluejays Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Creighton +2
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