Wisconsin at Marquette College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/8/2018
Saturday, December 8, 2018
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The Wisconsin Badgers travel to Fiserv Forum to play the Marquette Golden Eagles on Saturday, December 8, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Marquette as 1 point favorites.
Wisconsin heads into this matchup with a mark of 8-1. They currently have a point differential of 12.4 as they are averaging 73.8 points per contest while giving up 61.3 per game. Marquette has an overall record of 7-2. They are averaging 76.2 points per game and surrendering 66.4, good for a point differential of 9.8.
Valuable Wisconsin Badgers Betting Trends
The Wisconsin Badgers are 5-4-0 against the spread
The Wisconsin Badgers are 6-3-0 against the over/under
Important Marquette Golden Eagles Betting Trends
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 4-4-1 against the spread
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 3-6-0 against the over/under
Key Wisconsin Badgers Injuries
12/02/18 G Trevor Anderson Knee is out indefinitely
Key Marquette Golden Eagles Injuries
11/09/18 G Greg Elliott Thumb is out indefinitely
D'Mitrik Trice averages 17.0 points per game in 32.3 minutes per contest. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%. Ethan Happ comes into this contest averaging 17.7 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per night. He pulls down 10.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is at 42%.
Sam Hauser averages 14.2 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.2 rebounds per contest and 2.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 91%. Markus Howard averages 22.4 points per game while playing 35.1 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.6 rebounds per game and has 4.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Badgers allow 61.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in Division 1. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc, ranking them 80th and 38th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.0 rebounds a game which ranks 86th, and they give up 8.9 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the NCAA. They force 11.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the nation. Wisconsin averages 73.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 203rd in the country. Their average scoring margin is 12.4 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 53rd. Behind the arc they shoot 42% which is good for 13th in D-1. They average 34.3 rebounds per game and 12.9 assists per contest, which ranks them 261st and 231st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 348th with 8.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Eagles surrender 66.4 points per contest, which ranks them 73rd in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 46th and 125th in those defensive statistics. They rank 78th with 11.2 assists allowed per contest, and 85th with 33.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Golden Eagles are 82nd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.4 per game. Marquette is 147th in the country with 76.2 points per game this year. They are 152nd in the D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 9.8. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 169th in the nation. They are 69th in the country in rebounding with 39.3 boards per game and 89th in assists per contest with 15.2. The Golden Eagles are 78th in turnovers per game with 15.1.
The Badgers are 61st in the nation in offensive rating with 112.2. In terms of pace they are 335th in the country with 65.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 54th. As a team they are 75th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 303rd in Division 1. Wisconsin is 344th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions.
Marquette is 68th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.4 times per 100 possessions. The Golden Eagles are 161st in the country in offensive rating with 105.5. In terms of pace they are 166th in Division 1 with 71.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 125th. As a team they are 101st in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shots, ranking 48th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Wisconsin/Marquette college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Marquette -1
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