Sunday, January 8, 2017
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The Wisconsin Badgers travel to Mackey Arena to play the Purdue Boilermakers on Sunday, January 8, 2017.
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The Badgers come into this game with an overall record of 13-2 and a road record of 2-1. They are 7-4 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-6. The Boilermakers have an overall record of 13-3 and a home record of 8-2. They have an over/under record of 8-4 and they are 8-5 against the spread.
Bronson Koenig comes into this contest averaging 14.3 points per game while playing 28.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Badgers. He pulls down 2.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 92%. Nigel Hayes averages 13.7 points per game in 29.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.2 assists per contest and 5.5 rebounds per game for Wisconsin. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 66%.
Caleb Swanigan averages 18.3 points per game while playing 31.2 minutes per contest this year for the Boilermakers. He grabs 12.9 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage currently is at 77%. Isaac Haas averages 13.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 21.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.5 rebounds per contest and 0.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 61% and his free throw percentage is 70%.
Wisconsin averages 77.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 77th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 18 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them ranked 26th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 116th in the country. They average 39.7 rebounds per game and 15.5 assists per game which ranks them 36th and 65th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 37th with 11.4 per game. The Badgers allow 59.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 41st and 174th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 27.3 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 8.5 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the country. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 219th in Division 1.
Purdue averages 83.9 points per game this year which ranks them 18th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 17.9 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them sitting in the 25th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 14th in the nation. They average 40.8 rebounds per game and 19.8 assists per contest which ranks them 18th and 2nd respectively. In the turnover department the Boilermakers rank 174th with 13.5 per game. The Boilermakers allow 66 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 50th in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 57th and 109th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 30.4 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 12 assists per contest which puts them in 91st place in the nation. The Boilermakers force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 223rd in college basketball.
The Badgers average 73 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 79 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 2.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 26.7 per contest. The Badgers have an offensive rating of 117.3 and they assist on 55% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 66 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 56%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they shoot 3 pointers on 40% of their shots. Wisconsin turns the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 59.2% while their offensive rebound percentage is 38.8%. The Badgers give up 70.2 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 52.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Boilermakers score 83.9 ppg at home and they have averaged 82.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 4.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 20.9 points per game. The Boilermakers have a rating on offense of 115.5 and 66.5% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 72.1 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 59% and they attempt 3 pointers on 39% of their shots. Purdue turns it over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 6.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 57.3% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 34.2%. The Boilermakers give up 63 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 77.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Wisconsin Badgers Betting Trends
The Wisconsin Badgers are 7-4 against the spread
The Wisconsin Badgers are 5-6 against the over/under
Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends
The Purdue Boilermakers are 8-5 against the spread
The Purdue Boilermakers are 8-4 against the over/under
Wisconsin Badgers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Purdue Boilermakers Injuries
11/11/16 F Jacquil Taylor Ankle out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Purdue
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