Friday, March 25, 2016
Wells Fargo Center
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The Wisconsin Badgers travel to Wells Fargo Center to play the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Friday, March 25, 2016. The opening line for this game has Notre Dame as 7 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 128.
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The Badgers come into this game with an overall record of 20-11 and a road record of 6-5. They are 18-15 against the spread and their over/under record is 14-17. The Fighting Irish have an overall record of 20-10 and a home record of 14-2. They have an over/under record of 14-14 and they are 15-16 against the spread.
Nigel Hayes comes into this contest averaging 15.9 points per game while playing 36.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Badgers. He pulls down 5.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 37% while his free throw percentage is currently at 74%. Bronson Koenig averages 13.3 points per game in 34.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 2.8 rebounds per game for Wisconsin. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Demetrius Jackson averages 15.5 points per game while playing 35.8 minutes per contest this year for the Fighting Irish. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per game and has 4.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Zach Auguste averages 14.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.9 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is 62%.
Wisconsin averages 68.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 270th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 4.3 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 229th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 150th in the country. They average 35.1 rebounds per game and 11.4 assists per game which ranks them 217th and 287th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 30th with 10.8 per game. The Badgers allow 63.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 117th and 313th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 10.5 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the country. They force 12 turnovers per game which ranks them 218th in the Division 1.
Notre Dame averages 75.6 points per game this year which ranks them 103rd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 5.1 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 23rd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 53rd in the nation. They average 35.8 rebounds per game and 13.5 assists per contest which ranks them 169th and 153rd respectively. In the turnover department the Fighting Irish rank 10th with 9.9 per game. The Fighting Irish allow 70.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 133rd in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 122nd and 302nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 33.6 rebounds a game which ranks 75th and they give up 13.7 assists per contest which puts them in 210th place in the nation. The Fighting Irish force 9.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 347th in college basketball.
The Badgers average 63 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 57 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -0.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -1.7 per contest. The Badgers have an offensive rating of 105.5 and they assist on 49.1% 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 34% of their shots. Wisconsin turns the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.3% while their offensive rebound percentage is 32.7%. The Badgers give up 63.2 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 58.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Fighting Irish score 79.4 ppg at home and they have averaged 64.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -7.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 12.3 points per game. The Fighting Irish have a rating on offense of 115.5 and 49.6% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 65.2 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 54%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Notre Dame turns it over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.6% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 32.5%. The Fighting Irish give up 67.1 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 72 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Wisconsin Badgers Betting Trends
The Wisconsin Badgers are 18-15 against the spread
The Wisconsin Badgers are 14-17 against the over/under
Notre Dame Fighting Irish Betting Trends
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 15-16 against the spread
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 14-14 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
Notre Dame Fighting Irish Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Wisconsin
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