Marquette at Wisconsin College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/9/2017
Saturday, December 9, 2017
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The Marquette Golden Eagles travel to Kohl Center to play the Wisconsin Badgers on Saturday, December 9, 2017. The opening line for this game has Wisconsin as 6 point favorites.
Marquette comes into this game with an overall record of 6-3. They currently have a point differential of 5.0 as they are averaging 82.6 points per game while giving up 77.6 per contest. Wisconsin has an overall mark of 4-6. They are averaging 66.4 points per contest and giving up 63.6, which is a point differential of 2.8.
Valuable Marquette Golden Eagles Betting Trends
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 3-5 against the spread this season
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 5-3 against the over/under this year
Important Wisconsin Badgers Betting Trends
The Wisconsin Badgers are 3-5 against the spread this season
The Wisconsin Badgers are 3-5 against the over/under this year
Key Marquette Golden Eagles Injuries
11/27/17 G Haanif Cheatham Personal has left team
11/14/17 C Harry Froling Eligibility is out indefinitely
Key Wisconsin Badgers Injuries
12/08/17 G Brad Davison Shoulder is "?" Saturday vs Marquette
12/08/17 G D'Mitrik Trice Foot is probable Saturday vs Marquette
12/08/17 G Kobe King Illness is "?" Saturday vs Marquette
Andrew Rowsey averages 21.6 points per game in 32.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.9 assists per contest and 2.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%. Markus Howard averages 22.4 points per game while playing 31.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is at 100%.
Brad Davison averages 10 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 2 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 80%. Ethan Happ averages 16.2 points per game while playing 29.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 8.6 rebounds per game and has 3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is at 62%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Eagles allow 77.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 278th in the nation. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 320th and 156th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.3 rebounds a game which ranks 71st, and they give up 14.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 248th place in the country. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 124th in college basketball. Marquette averages 82.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 59th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 5.0 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 84th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 74th in D-1. They average 31.4 rebounds per game and 15.7 assists per game, which ranks them 329th and 89th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 283rd with 12.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Badgers surrender 63.6 points per contest, which ranks them 39th in the country. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 230th and 102nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 63rd with 11.2 assists allowed per contest, and 58th with 31.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Badgers are 70th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.4 per game this season. Wisconsin is 313th in Division 1 with 66.4 points per game this year. They are 204th in the country in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 2.8. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 254th in the nation. They are 328th in college basketball in rebounding with 31.6 boards per game and 278th in assists per contest with 12.3. The Badgers are 342nd in turnovers per game with 10.4.
The Golden Eagles are 32nd in the nation in offensive rating with 115.9, and their defensive rating of 108.9 is ranked 299th. In terms of pace they are 225th in the country with 70.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 57% is 30th. As a team they are 24th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 50% of their shots, ranking 6th in Division 1. Marquette is 259th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 55%, which is 303rd in the nation.
Wisconsin is 307th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 158th in the nation. The Badgers are 219th in the country in offensive rating with 102.2, and their defensive rating of 97.8 is ranked 145th. In terms of pace they are 346th in Division 1 with 65 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 218th. As a team they are 234th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 150th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Marquette/Wisconsin college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Wisconsin -6
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