Wisconsin at Michigan State Big Ten Tournament Picks & Predictions 3/2/2018
Friday, March 2, 2018
Madison Square Garden
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The Wisconsin Badgers travel to Madison Square Garden to play the Michigan State Spartans on Friday, March 2, 2018.
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. Michigan State has an overall mark of 28-3. They are averaging 82.1 points per contest and giving up 64.6, which is a point differential of 17.5.
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 Michigan State Spartans Betting Trends
The Michigan State Spartans are 15-14 against the spread this season
The Michigan State Spartans are 15-15 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 Michigan State Spartans Injuries
11/08/17 G Kyle Ahrens Foot is out indefinitely
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 47% while his free throw percentage is at 54%. 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%.
Miles Bridges averages 16.8 points per game while playing 30.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.9 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 90%. Nick Ward averages 13 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 19.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.5 rebounds per contest and 0.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 67% and his free throw percentage is 61%.
Useful Team Statistics
Wisconsin averages 67.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 310th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 0.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 166th. Behind the arc they shoot 34%, which is good for 226th in the country. They average 30.7 rebounds per game and 12.7 assists per game, which ranks them 339th and 248th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 328th with 11.0 per game. The Badgers allow 66.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 37th in Division 1. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 279th and 230th 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 college basketball. They force 11.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 65th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Michigan State is 30th in the country with 82.1 points per game this year. They are 5th in D-1 in shooting at 51%, while their average scoring margin is 17.5. They shoot 42% from 3-point range, which is good for 3rd in college basketball. They are 6th in the nation in rebounding with 41.1 boards per game, and 1st in assists per contest with 19.8. The Spartans are 140th in turnovers per game with 13.4. The Spartans surrender 64.6 points per contest, which ranks them 19th in the country. Their defense allows a 36% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 1st and 83rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 89th with 12.3 assists allowed per contest and 10th with 30.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Spartans are 6th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 10.1 per game this season.
The Badgers are 210th in the country in defensive rating with 103.6, and their offensive rating of 104.9 is ranked 173rd. They are 349th in college basketball in pace with 63.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 177th. As a unit they are 184th 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 274th 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 231st in the country.
Michigan State is 111th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 42%, which is 1st in Division 1. The Spartans are 10th in the nation in defensive rating with 93.6, and their offensive rating of 118.9 is ranked 5th. They are 226th in D-1 in pace with 68.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 59% is 6th. As a unit they are 4th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 62% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 216th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Wisconsin/Michigan State college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Michigan State
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