Thursday, February 16, 2017
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The Wisconsin Badgers head to Crisler Center to take on the Michigan Wolverines on Thursday, February 16, 2017. The opening line for this game has Wisconsin as 1.5 point favorites.
The Badgers come into this game with an overall record of 21-4 and a road record of 5-2. They are 10-11 against the spread and their over/under record is 10-10. The Wolverines have an overall record of 16-9 and a home record of 13-3. They have an over/under record of 14-8 and they are 9-13 against the spread.
Ethan Happ comes into this contest averaging 14.2 points per game while playing 27.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Badgers. He pulls down 9.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 60% while his free throw percentage is currently at 51%. Nigel Hayes averages 13.6 points per game in 31.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.9 assists per contest and 5.9 rebounds per game for Wisconsin. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 62%.
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Derrick Walton averages 14.7 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per contest this year for the Wolverines. He grabs 4.7 rebounds per game and has 3.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 91%. Zak Irvin averages 12.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.4 rebounds per contest and 3.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Wisconsin averages 73.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 151st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 13.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 85th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 169th in the country. They average 38.4 rebounds per game and 14.2 assists per game which ranks them 47th and 109th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 32nd with 11.4 per game. The Badgers allow 60.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 27th and 251st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.2 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 9.6 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the country. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 163rd in Division 1.
Michigan averages 74.6 points per game this year which ranks them 131st in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 9.1 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 37th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 38th in the nation. They average 29.3 rebounds per game and 13.4 assists per contest which ranks them 346th and 164th respectively. In the turnover department the Wolverines rank 1st with 9.4 per game. The Wolverines allow 65.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 36th in the country. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 40% average from behind the arc ranking them 304th and 338th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 30.6 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 10.9 assists per contest which puts them in 19th place in the nation. The Wolverines force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 186th in college basketball.
The Badgers average 69 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 64.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 2.7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -0.3 per contest. The Badgers have an offensive rating of 112 and they assist on 53.4% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 64.9 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 37% of their shots. Wisconsin turns the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 56% while their offensive rebound percentage is 36.8%. The Badgers give up 66.3 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 65 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Wolverines score 76.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 75.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 12.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 14.9 points per game. The Wolverines have a rating on offense of 116.6 and 51.9% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 63.6 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 56%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 60% and they attempt 3 pointers on 45% of their shots. Michigan turns it over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48.9% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 26.5%. The Wolverines give up 61.7 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 63.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Wisconsin Badgers Betting Trends
The Wisconsin Badgers are 10-11 against the spread
The Wisconsin Badgers are 10-10 against the over/under
Michigan Wolverines Betting Trends
The Michigan Wolverines are 9-13 against the spread
The Michigan Wolverines are 14-8 against the over/under
Wisconsin Badgers Injuries
02/15/17 G Bronson Koenig Calf probable Thursday vs. Michigan
Michigan Wolverines Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Wisconsin -1.5
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