Minnesota at Wisconsin College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/19/2018
Monday, February 19, 2018
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The Minnesota Golden Gophers travel to Kohl Center to play the Wisconsin Badgers on Monday, February 19, 2018. The opening line for this game has Wisconsin as 6 point favorites.
Minnesota comes into this game with an overall record of 14-14. They currently have a point differential of 1.6 as they are averaging 76.5 points per game while giving up 74.9 per contest. Wisconsin has an overall record of 12-16. They are averaging 67.2 points per game and surrendering 66.6, good for a point differential of 0.6.
Valuable Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Trends
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 10-17 against the spread this season
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 14-13 against the over/under this year
Important Wisconsin Badgers Betting Trends
The Wisconsin Badgers are 10-15 against the spread this season
The Wisconsin Badgers are 12-12 against the over/under this year
Key Minnesota Golden Gophers Injuries
02/18/18 G Dupree McBrayer Leg is "?" Monday vs Wisconsin
02/17/18 G Amir Coffey Shoulder is out for season
01/30/18 F Eric Curry ACL is out indefinitely
01/04/18 C Reggie Lynch Suspension is out for season
Key Wisconsin Badgers Injuries
12/11/17 G Kobe King Knee is out for season
02/18/18 F Andy Van Vliet Illness is "?" Monday vs Minnesota U
01/29/18 G D'Mitrik Trice Foot is out indefinitely
Nate Mason averages 16.4 points per game in 33.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.2 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%. Jordan Murphy averages 17.4 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 11.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is at 71%.
Brad Davison averages 11.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.2 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 81%. Ethan Happ averages 18.3 points per game while playing 30.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 8.4 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 Golden Gophers allow 74.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 248th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 156th and 297th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 38.1 rebounds a game which ranks 309th, and they give up 15.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 322nd place in the country. They force 11.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 49th in college basketball. Minnesota averages 76.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 105th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 1.6 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 251st. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 179th in D-1. They average 39.0 rebounds per game and 15.3 assists per game, which ranks them 34th and 75th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 330th with 10.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Badgers surrender 66.6 points per contest, which ranks them 43rd in the country. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 284th and 227th in those defensive statistics. They rank 62nd with 11.7 assists allowed per contest, and 12th with 30.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Badgers are 48th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 11.5 per game this season. Wisconsin is 313th in Division 1 with 67.2 points per game this year. They are 160th in the country in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 0.6. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 254th in the nation. They are 338th in college basketball in rebounding with 31.2 boards per game and 245th in assists per contest with 12.7. The Badgers are 320th in turnovers per game with 11.3.
The Golden Gophers are 238th in the country in defensive rating with 104.9, and their offensive rating of 107.1 is ranked 124th. They are 119th in college basketball in pace with 70.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 282nd. As a unit they are 272nd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 302nd in D-1. Minnesota is 338th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 164th in the country.
Wisconsin is 245th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 239th in the nation. The Badgers are 182nd in the country in offensive rating with 104.4, and their defensive rating of 103.5 is ranked 215th. In terms of pace they are 347th in Division 1 with 64.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 187th. As a team they are 199th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 215th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Minnesota/Wisconsin college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Wisconsin -6
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