Nebraska at Wisconsin College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/29/2018
Monday, January 29, 2018
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The Nebraska Cornhuskers travel to Kohl Center to play the Wisconsin Badgers on Monday, January 29, 2018. The opening line for this game has Wisconsin as 3.5 point favorites.
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Nebraska heads into this matchup with a mark of 16-8. They currently have a point differential of 4.1 as they are averaging 73.3 points per contest while giving up 69.2 per game. Wisconsin has an overall record of 10-12. They are averaging 68.0 points per game and surrendering 66.3, good for a point differential of 1.7.
Valuable Nebraska Cornhuskers Betting Trends
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 16-6 against the spread this season
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 7-15 against the over/under this year
Important Wisconsin Badgers Betting Trends
The Wisconsin Badgers are 7-12 against the spread this season
The Wisconsin Badgers are 9-9 against the over/under this year
Key Nebraska Cornhuskers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Wisconsin Badgers Injuries
12/11/17 G Kobe King Knee is out for season
01/28/18 G D'Mitrik Trice Foot is "?" Monday vs Nebraska
Isaac Copeland averages 13 points per game in 29.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 6.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%. James Palmer averages 17.2 points per game while playing 30.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 55% while his free throw percentage is at 74%.
Brad Davison averages 11.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.2 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 82%. Ethan Happ averages 17.2 points per game while playing 29.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 8.5 rebounds per game and has 3.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is at 57%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cornhuskers allow 69.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 103rd in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 85th and 31st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 38.8 rebounds a game which ranks 324th, and they give up 12.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 100th place in the country. They force 13.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 132nd in college basketball. Nebraska averages 73.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 206th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 4.1 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 253rd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 132nd in D-1. They average 36.2 rebounds per game and 13.8 assists per game, which ranks them 155th and 180th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 321st with 11.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Badgers surrender 66.3 points per contest, which ranks them 45th in the country. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 291st and 278th in those defensive statistics. They rank 99th with 12.3 assists allowed per contest, and 10th with 30.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Badgers are 50th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 11.8 per game this season. Wisconsin is 302nd in Division 1 with 68.0 points per game this year. They are 128th in the country in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 1.7. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 260th in the nation. They are 336th in college basketball in rebounding with 31.5 boards per game and 240th in assists per contest with 12.8. The Badgers are 308th in turnovers per game with 11.6.
The Cornhuskers are 128th in the country in defensive rating with 99.8, and their offensive rating of 105.7 is ranked 141st. They are 234th in college basketball in pace with 69 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 249th. As a unit they are 225th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 223rd in D-1. Nebraska is 312th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 46%, which is 28th in the country.
Wisconsin is 229th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 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 247th in the nation. The Badgers are 162nd in the country in offensive rating with 105.1, and their defensive rating of 102.5 is ranked 203rd. In terms of pace they are 347th in Division 1 with 64.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 165th. As a team they are 176th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 225th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Nebraska/Wisconsin college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Wisconsin -3.5
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