Michigan State at Wisconsin College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/25/2018
Sunday, February 25, 2018
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The Michigan State Spartans travel to Kohl Center to play the Wisconsin Badgers on Sunday, February 25, 2018. The opening line for this game has Michigan State as 7.5 point favorites.
Michigan State comes into this game with an overall record of 27-3. They currently have a point differential of 17.9 as they are averaging 82.6 points per game while giving up 64.7 per contest. Wisconsin has an overall mark of 14-16. They are averaging 67.5 points per contest and giving up 66.4, which is a point differential of 1.1.
Valuable Michigan State Spartans Betting Trends
The Michigan State Spartans are 15-13 against the spread this season
The Michigan State Spartans are 15-14 against the over/under this year
Important Wisconsin Badgers Betting Trends
The Wisconsin Badgers are 12-15 against the spread this season
The Wisconsin Badgers are 13-13 against the over/under this year
Key Michigan State Spartans Injuries
11/08/17 G Kyle Ahrens Foot is out indefinitely
Key Wisconsin Badgers Injuries
12/11/17 G Kobe King Knee is out for season
01/29/18 G D'Mitrik Trice Foot is out indefinitely
Nick Ward averages 13 points per game in 19.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.6 assists per contest and 7.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 68% for the year while his free throw percentage is 62%. Miles Bridges averages 17.1 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is at 89%.
Brad Davison averages 11.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.2 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 81%. Ethan Happ averages 18 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 8.2 rebounds per game and has 3.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is at 55%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Spartans allow 64.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the nation. They also allow a 36% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 1st and 91st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.3 rebounds a game which ranks 11th, and they give up 12.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 106th place in the country. They force 10.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in college basketball. Michigan State averages 82.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 27th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 17.9 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a team, which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 42% which is good for 3rd in D-1. They average 41.1 rebounds per game and 20.2 assists per game, which ranks them 6th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 141st with 13.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Badgers surrender 66.4 points per contest, which ranks them 41st in the country. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 287th and 218th in those defensive statistics. They rank 56th with 11.6 assists allowed per contest, and 12th with 30.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Badgers are 55th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 11.7 per game this season. Wisconsin is 310th in Division 1 with 67.5 points per game this year. They are 152nd in the country in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 1.1. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 218th in the nation. They are 340th in college basketball in rebounding with 30.8 boards per game and 231st in assists per contest with 12.9. The Badgers are 320th in turnovers per game with 11.2.
The Spartans are 5th in the nation in offensive rating with 119.2, and their defensive rating of 93.4 is ranked 12th. In terms of pace they are 215th in the country with 69 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 59% is 4th. As a team they are 4th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 62% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 219th in Division 1. Michigan State is 111th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 42%, which is 1st in the nation.
Wisconsin is 252nd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 230th in the nation. The Badgers are 167th in the country in offensive rating with 105, and their defensive rating of 103.3 is ranked 205th. In terms of pace they are 348th in Division 1 with 64 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 165th. As a team they are 179th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 190th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Michigan State/Wisconsin college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Wisconsin +7.5
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