Wisconsin at Maryland Big Ten Tournament Picks & Predictions 3/1/2018
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Madison Square Garden
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The Wisconsin Badgers travel to Madison Square Garden to play the Maryland Terrapins on Thursday, March 1, 2018. The opening line for this game has Maryland as 2.5 point favorites.
Wisconsin comes into this game with an overall record of 14-17. They currently have a point differential of 0.9 as they are averaging 67.3 points per game while giving up 66.5 per contest. Maryland has an overall record of 19-12. They are averaging 73.7 points per game and surrendering 67.1, good for a point differential of 6.5.
Valuable Wisconsin Badgers Betting Trends
The Wisconsin Badgers are 13-15 against the spread this season
The Wisconsin Badgers are 13-14 against the over/under this year
Important Maryland Terrapins Betting Trends
The Maryland Terrapins are 15-11 against the spread this season
The Maryland Terrapins are 12-15 against the over/under this year
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
Key Maryland Terrapins Injuries
12/31/17 F Ivan Bender Knee is out for season
12/28/17 F Justin Jackson Shoulder is out for season
Brad Davison averages 12.1 points per game in 31.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 2.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%. Ethan Happ averages 17.9 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 8.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is at 54%.
Kevin Huerter averages 14.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.1 rebounds per contest and 3.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 76%. Anthony Cowan averages 15.7 points per game while playing 37 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per game and has 5.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Badgers allow 66.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 37th in the nation. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 282nd and 231st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.7 rebounds a game which ranks 17th, and they give up 11.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 54th place in the country. They force 11.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 64th in college basketball. Wisconsin averages 67.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 311th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 0.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 165th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 227th in D-1. They average 30.7 rebounds per game and 12.7 assists per game, which ranks them 339th and 247th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 328th with 11.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Terrapins surrender 67.1 points per contest, which ranks them 48th in the country. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 34th and 143rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 143rd with 13.0 assists allowed per contest, and 22nd with 31.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Terrapins are 29th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 11.1 per game this season. Maryland is 184th in Division 1 with 73.7 points per game this year. They are 41st in the country in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 6.5. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 64th in the nation. They are 134th in college basketball in rebounding with 36.1 boards per game and 130th in assists per contest with 14.3. The Terrapins are 102nd in turnovers per game with 13.7.
The Badgers are 211th in the country in defensive rating with 103.6, and their offensive rating of 104.9 is ranked 170th. They are 349th in college basketball in pace with 63.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 176th. As a unit they are 185th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 192nd in D-1. Wisconsin is 272nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 232nd in the country.
Maryland is 51st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 38th in Division 1. The Terrapins are 102nd in the nation in defensive rating with 100, and their offensive rating of 109.8 is ranked 80th. They are 302nd in D-1 in pace with 66.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 46th. As a unit they are 33rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 190th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Wisconsin/Maryland college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Maryland -2.5
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