Western Kentucky at Wisconsin College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/13/2017
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
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The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers travel to Kohl Center to play the Wisconsin Badgers on Wednesday, December 13, 2017. The opening line for this game has Wisconsin as 7.5 point favorites.
Western Kentucky heads into this matchup with a mark of 6-3. They currently have a point differential of 9.1 as they are averaging 78.4 points per contest while giving up 69.3 per game. Wisconsin has an overall mark of 4-7. They are averaging 66.1 points per contest and giving up 65.3, which is a point differential of 0.8.
Valuable Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Betting Trends
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are 5-2 against the spread this season
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are 4-3 against the over/under this year
Important Wisconsin Badgers Betting Trends
The Wisconsin Badgers are 3-6 against the spread this season
The Wisconsin Badgers are 4-5 against the over/under this year
Key Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Injuries
11/08/17 G Josh Anderson Academics is out indefinitely
11/08/17 F Moustapha Diagne Eligibility is out indefinitely
Key Wisconsin Badgers Injuries
12/11/17 G Kobe King Knee is out for season
12/09/17 G D'Mitrik Trice Foot is out indefinitely
Taveion Hollingsworth averages 12.6 points per game in 34 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.6 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 61%. Darius Thompson averages 13.8 points per game while playing 35.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is at 66%.
Brad Davison averages 10.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.1 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 76%. Ethan Happ averages 16.3 points per game while playing 29.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 8.6 rebounds per game and has 3.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is at 60%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hilltoppers allow 69.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 118th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 175th and 100th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.9 rebounds a game which ranks 168th, and they give up 13.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 178th place in the country. They force 16.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 305th in college basketball. Western Kentucky averages 78.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 117th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 9.1 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 58th. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 40th in D-1. They average 35.1 rebounds per game and 14.1 assists per game, which ranks them 224th and 178th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 207th with 13.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Badgers surrender 65.3 points per contest, which ranks them 57th in the country. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 255th and 233rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 70th with 11.5 assists allowed per contest, and 53rd with 31.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Badgers are 52nd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.1 per game this season. Wisconsin is 321st in Division 1 with 66.1 points per game this year. They are 212th in the country in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 0.8. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 260th in the nation. They are 329th in college basketball in rebounding with 31.5 boards per game and 291st in assists per contest with 12.2. The Badgers are 339th in turnovers per game with 10.5.
The Hilltoppers are 117th in the country in defensive rating with 96.7, and their offensive rating of 109.5 is ranked 101st. They are 162nd in college basketball in pace with 71.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 99th. As a unit they are 109th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shot attempts, ranking 339th in D-1. Western Kentucky is 204th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions while forcing 20.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 165th in the country.
Wisconsin is 299th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 211th in the nation. The Badgers are 222nd in the country in offensive rating with 102.1, and their defensive rating of 100.8 is ranked 192nd. In terms of pace they are 347th in Division 1 with 64.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 235th. As a team they are 251st in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 189th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Western Kentucky/Wisconsin college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Wisconsin -7.5
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