Sunday, February 26, 2017
Breslin Student Events Center
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The Wisconsin Badgers travel to Breslin Student Events Center to play the Michigan State Spartans on Sunday, February 26, 2017. The opening line for this game has Wisconsin as 1 point favorites.
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The Badgers come into this game with an overall record of 22-6 and a road record of 5-4. They are 11-13 against the spread and their over/under record is 11-11. The Spartans have an overall record of 17-11 and a home record of 13-2. They have an over/under record of 13-13 and they are 14-13 against the spread.
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Ethan Happ comes into this contest averaging 14.4 points per game while playing 27.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Badgers. He pulls down 8.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 61% while his free throw percentage is currently at 52%. Bronson Koenig averages 13.8 points per game in 30.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 2.2 rebounds per game for Wisconsin. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%.
Miles Bridges averages 16.3 points per game while playing 31.9 minutes per contest this year for the Spartans. He grabs 8.3 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 62%. Nick Ward averages 13.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 19.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.9 rebounds per contest and 0.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage is 57%.
Wisconsin averages 73.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 166th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 11.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 102nd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 182nd in the country. They average 38 rebounds per game and 13.9 assists per game which ranks them 51st and 130th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 11.1 per game. The Badgers allow 61.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 35th and 303rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.3 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 10 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the country. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 175th in Division 1.
Michigan State averages 72 points per game this year which ranks them 194th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 3 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 35th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 52nd in the nation. They average 36.2 rebounds per game and 17.5 assists per contest which ranks them 136th and 6th respectively. In the turnover department the Spartans rank 295th with 14.6 per game. The Spartans allow 69 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 81st in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 33rd and 159th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 33.2 rebounds a game which ranks 73rd and they give up 13.2 assists per contest which puts them in 169th place in the nation. The Spartans force 11.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 305th in college basketball.
The Badgers average 68.5 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 67.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 1.1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -1.7 per contest. The Badgers have an offensive rating of 111.5 and they assist on 52.5% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 64.7 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 37% of their shots. Wisconsin turns the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 55.6% while their offensive rebound percentage is 36.5%. The Badgers give up 67.4 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 69 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Spartans score 77.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 75 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 2.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 11.4 points per game. The Spartans have a rating on offense of 104.3 and 67.4% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 68.8 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 55%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 38% of their shots. Michigan State turns it over an average of 18.8 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 6.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.2% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 28.5%. The Spartans give up 65.7 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 72.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Wisconsin Badgers Betting Trends
The Wisconsin Badgers are 11-13 against the spread
The Wisconsin Badgers are 11-11 against the over/under
Michigan State Spartans Betting Trends
The Michigan State Spartans are 14-13 against the spread
The Michigan State Spartans are 13-13 against the over/under
Wisconsin Badgers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Michigan State Spartans Injuries
11/11/16 F Ben Carter Knee out for season
11/11/16 F Gavin Schilling Knee out for season
02/18/17 G Eron Harris Knee out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Michigan State +1
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