Friday, March 18, 2016
For Updated Odds on This Game Click Here
The Wisconsin Badgers travel to Scottrade Center to play the Pittsburgh Panthers on Friday, March 18, 2016.
Free $60 in Member College Basketball Picks. No Obligation Click Here
The Badgers come into this game with an overall record of 20-11 and a road record of 6-5. They are 16-15 against the spread and their over/under record is 14-17. The Panthers have an overall record of 20-10 and a home record of 15-4. They have an over/under record of 11-16 and they are 12-17 against the spread.
Nigel Hayes comes into this contest averaging 16.3 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 38% while his free throw percentage is currently at 74%. Bronson Koenig averages 13.4 points per game in 34.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 2.5 rebounds per game for Wisconsin. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Michael Young averages 16 points per game while playing 29.6 minutes per contest this year for the Panthers. He grabs 7 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Jamel Artis averages 14.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.8 rebounds per contest and 3.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Wisconsin averages 68.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 257th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 4.3 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 216th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 130th in the country. They average 34.9 rebounds per game and 11.6 assists per game which ranks them 223rd and 278th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 36th with 10.9 per game. The Badgers allow 64.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 127th and 321st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.8 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 10.6 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the country. They force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 206th in the Division 1.
Pittsburgh averages 75.8 points per game this year which ranks them 98th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 7.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 67th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 152nd in the nation. They average 37.6 rebounds per game and 16.8 assists per contest which ranks them 82nd and 14th respectively. In the turnover department the Panthers rank 85th with 11.6 per game. The Panthers allow 68.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 85th in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 203rd and 239th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 30.6 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 13.6 assists per contest which puts them in 209th place in the nation. The Panthers force 11.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 268th in college basketball.
The Badgers average 63.9 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 66.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -0.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -3.3 per contest. The Badgers have an offensive rating of 106.5 and they assist on 49.4% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 64.2 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 14.6 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.3% while their offensive rebound percentage is 33.7%. The Badgers give up 64.7 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 70 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Panthers score 80.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 67.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -6.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 12.8 points per game. The Panthers have a rating on offense of 113.2 and 62.9% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 66.7 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Pittsburgh turns it over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 7.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 55.3% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 37.5%. The Panthers give up 67.3 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 74 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Wisconsin Badgers Betting Trends
The Wisconsin Badgers are 16-15 against the spread
The Wisconsin Badgers are 14-17 against the over/under
Pittsburgh Panthers Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 12-17 against the spread
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 11-16 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
Pittsburgh Panthers Injuries
03/13/16 G Jonathan Milligan Redshirt out for season
Guy 's Pick: Take Wisconsin
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Guy Bruhn
Get all of this Weeks Free College Basketball Picks
Get all of this Weeks 100% profit guaranteed Expert College Basketball Picks