Wisconsin at Penn State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/4/2017
Monday, December 4, 2017
Bryce Jordan Center
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The Wisconsin Badgers head to Bryce Jordan Center to take on the Penn State Nittany Lions on Monday, December 4, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Penn State as 4 point favorites.
Wisconsin heads into this matchup with a mark of 3-5. They currently have a point differential of 3.9 as they are averaging 68.1 points per contest while giving up 64.3 per game. Penn State has an overall mark of 7-2. They are averaging 81.0 points per contest and giving up 68.0, which is a point differential of 13.0.
Valuable Wisconsin Badgers Betting Trends
The Wisconsin Badgers are 2-5 against the spread this season
The Wisconsin Badgers are 3-3 against the over/under this year
Important Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Trends
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 4-2 against the spread this season
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 2-5 against the over/under this year
Key Wisconsin Badgers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Penn State Nittany Lions Injuries
No key injuries to report
Ethan Happ averages 16.3 points per contest while playing 29.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 8.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 62%. Brad Davison averages 11.5 points per contest in 26.1 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.3 assists per game and 1.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Tony Carr scores 20.6 points per contest while playing 30.9 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 4.5 rebounds per contest and has 4.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Lamar Stevens averages 15.2 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.7 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
Wisconsin averages 68.1 points per contest this year, which is 299th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 3.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 182nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 241st in Division 1. They average 30.6 boards per contest and 12.0 assists per game, which ranks them 336th and 285th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 340th with 10.4 per game. The Badgers allow 64.3 points per contest, which is 48th in the country. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 263rd and 199th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 31.6 rebounds a game which ranks 47th, and they allow 11.0 assists per game which puts them in 67th place in college basketball. They force 13.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 107th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Penn State is 84th in the country with 81.0 points per contest this season. They are 108th in the nation in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 13.0. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 103rd in Division 1. They are 161st in the country in rebounding with 37.3 boards per contest and 167th in assists per game with 14.2. The Nittany Lions are 129th in turnovers per contest with 14.3. The Nittany Lions give up 68.0 points per game, which ranks them 105th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 134th and 304th in those defensive statistics. They rank 112th with 11.9 dimes allowed per game and 116th with 33.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Nittany Lions are 329th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 18.3 per contest this year.
The Badgers are 159th in the country in defensive rating with 98.5, and their offensive rating of 104.4 is ranked 186th. They are 347th in college basketball in pace with 65.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 176th. As a unit they are 200th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 113th in D-1. Wisconsin is 303rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 230th in the country.
Penn State is 175th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 21.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 128th in Division 1. The Nittany Lions are 58th in the nation in defensive rating with 91.9, and their offensive rating of 109.5 is ranked 106th. They are 73rd in D-1 in pace with 74 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 150th. As a unit they are 138th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 310th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Wisconsin/Penn State college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Wisconsin +4
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