Purdue at Wisconsin College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/15/2018
Thursday, February 15, 2018
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The Purdue Boilermakers travel to Kohl Center to play the Wisconsin Badgers on Thursday, February 15, 2018. The opening line for this game has Purdue as 9 point favorites.
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Purdue comes into this game with an overall record of 23-4. They currently have a point differential of 18.2 as they are averaging 82.5 points per game while giving up 64.3 per contest. Wisconsin has an overall record of 11-16. They are averaging 67.6 points per game and surrendering 67.1, good for a point differential of 0.4.
Valuable Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends
The Purdue Boilermakers are 14-11 against the spread this season
The Purdue Boilermakers are 10-14 against the over/under this year
Important Wisconsin Badgers Betting Trends
The Wisconsin Badgers are 9-15 against the spread this season
The Wisconsin Badgers are 12-11 against the over/under this year
Key Purdue Boilermakers Injuries
12/22/17 F Eden Ewing Dismissed is out for season
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
Carsen Edwards averages 16.9 points per game while playing 28.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is at 82%. Vince Edwards averages 15.1 points per game in 31.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.1 assists per contest and 7.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Ethan Happ averages 18.2 points per game while playing 30.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 8.3 rebounds per game and has 3.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is at 56%. Brad Davison averages 11.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.1 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Purdue averages 82.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 30th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 18.2 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team, which has them ranked 16th. Behind the arc they shoot 42%, which is good for 3rd in the country. They average 35.7 rebounds per game and 17.8 assists per game, which ranks them 170th and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 335th with 10.8 per game. The Boilermakers allow 64.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in Division 1. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 19th and 74th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.9 rebounds a game which ranks 81st and they give up 12.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 77th place in college basketball. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 133rd in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Wisconsin is 307th in the country with 67.6 points per game this year. They are 151st in D-1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 0.4. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 227th in college basketball. They are 339th in the nation in rebounding with 31.0 boards per game, and 237th in assists per contest with 12.8. The Badgers are 318th in turnovers per game with 11.4. The Badgers surrender 67.1 points per contest, which ranks them 52nd in the country. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 296th and 259th in those defensive statistics. They rank 69th with 11.9 assists allowed per contest and 9th with 30.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Badgers are 42nd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 11.4 per game this season.
The Boilermakers are 8th in the country in defensive rating with 92.8, and their offensive rating of 119 is ranked 6th. They are 227th in college basketball in pace with 69 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 58% is 9th. As a unit they are 7th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 110th in D-1. Purdue is 324th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 46%, which is 16th in the country.
Wisconsin is 240th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 250th in the nation. The Badgers are 167th in the country in offensive rating with 104.9, and their defensive rating of 104.3 is ranked 231st. 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 176th. As a team they are 182nd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 217th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Purdue/Wisconsin college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Wisconsin +9
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