Sunday, March 20, 2016
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The Wisconsin Badgers travel to Scottrade Center to play the Xavier Musketeers on Sunday, March 20, 2016. The opening line for this game has Xavier as 6.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 134.
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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 17-15 against the spread and their over/under record is 14-17. The Musketeers have an overall record of 26-4 and a home record of 15-1. They have an over/under record of 19-11 and they are 20-13 against the spread.
Nigel Hayes comes into this contest averaging 16.2 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 13.1 points per game in 34.8 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 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Trevon Bluiett averages 15.3 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per contest this year for the Musketeers. He grabs 6.2 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 77%. James Farr averages 11 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 20.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 8 rebounds per contest and 0.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Wisconsin averages 68.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 268th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 4.3 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 230th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 142nd in the country. They average 35 rebounds per game and 11.4 assists per game which ranks them 220th and 289th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 31st with 10.8 per game. The Badgers allow 63.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 121st and 316th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.9 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 10.5 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the country. They force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 210th in the Division 1.
Xavier averages 81 points per game this year which ranks them 15th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 10.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 92nd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 87th in the nation. They average 40.9 rebounds per game and 16.3 assists per contest which ranks them 12th and 23rd respectively. In the turnover department the Musketeers rank 179th with 12.7 per game. The Musketeers allow 70.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 133rd in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 61st and 24th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 33.3 rebounds a game which ranks 67th and they give up 13.5 assists per contest which puts them in 193rd place in the nation. The Musketeers force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 62nd in college basketball.
The Badgers average 62.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 61.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -0.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -6.3 per contest. The Badgers have an offensive rating of 105.9 and they assist on 49.1% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 63.9 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 14.4 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 33.3%. The Badgers give up 63.3 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 68 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Musketeers score 84.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 81.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 10.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 13.1 points per game. The Musketeers have a rating on offense of 111.7 and 59.4% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 72.5 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. Xavier turns it over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 55.1% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 35.7%. The Musketeers give up 71.5 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 70.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Wisconsin Badgers Betting Trends
The Wisconsin Badgers are 17-15 against the spread
The Wisconsin Badgers are 14-17 against the over/under
Xavier Musketeers Betting Trends
The Xavier Musketeers are 20-13 against the spread
The Xavier Musketeers are 19-11 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
Xavier Musketeers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Wisconsin
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