Wisconsin at Michigan State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/26/2018
Friday, January 26, 2018
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The Wisconsin Badgers head to Breslin Center to take on the Michigan State Spartans on Friday, January 26, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Michigan State as 17 point favorites.
Wisconsin heads into this matchup with a mark of 10-11. They currently have a point differential of 2.5 as they are averaging 68.3 points per contest while giving up 65.8 per game. Michigan State has an overall mark of 18-3. They are averaging 85.3 points per contest and giving up 64.1, which is a point differential of 21.1.
Valuable Wisconsin Badgers Betting Trends
The Wisconsin Badgers are 6-12 against the spread this season
The Wisconsin Badgers are 8-9 against the over/under this year
Important Michigan State Spartans Betting Trends
The Michigan State Spartans are 13-8 against the spread this season
The Michigan State Spartans are 12-8 against the over/under this year
Key Wisconsin Badgers Injuries
12/11/17 G Kobe King Knee is out for season
01/25/18 G D'Mitrik Trice Foot is "?" Friday vs Michigan State
Key Michigan State Spartans Injuries
11/08/17 G Kyle Ahrens Foot is out indefinitely
Ethan Happ averages 16.9 points per contest while playing 29.9 minutes per night this year. He grabs 8.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is 55%. Brad Davison averages 11.8 points per contest in 29.4 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.3 assists per game and 2.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% for the season while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Miles Bridges scores 17.7 points per contest while playing 30.3 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 7.2 rebounds per contest and has 2.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 89%. Nick Ward averages 14.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 19.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 7.5 rebounds per game and has 0.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 70% and his free throw percentage is 61%.
Useful Team Statistics
Wisconsin averages 68.3 points per contest this year, which is 302nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 2.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 105th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 224th in Division 1. They average 31.7 boards per contest and 12.9 assists per game, which ranks them 334th and 235th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 310th with 11.7 per game. The Badgers allow 65.8 points per contest, which is 37th in the country. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 291st and 271st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 29.8 rebounds a game which ranks 4th, and they allow 12.0 assists per game which puts them in 84th place in college basketball. They force 11.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 51st in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Michigan State is 16th in the country with 85.3 points per contest this season. They are 1st in the nation in shooting at 52%, while their average scoring margin is 21.1. They shoot 42% from beyond the arc, which is good for 8th in Division 1. They are 4th in the country in rebounding with 42.3 boards per contest and 1st in assists per game with 20.9. The Spartans are 86th in turnovers per contest with 14.4. The Spartans give up 64.1 points per game, which ranks them 22nd in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 35% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 1st and 111th in those defensive statistics. They rank 67th with 11.8 dimes allowed per game and 7th with 30.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Spartans are 46th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 11.6 per contest this year.
The Badgers are 186th in the country in defensive rating with 101.7, and their offensive rating of 105.6 is ranked 150th. They are 346th in college basketball in pace with 64.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 136th. As a unit they are 159th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 231st in D-1. Wisconsin is 222nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 235th in the country.
Michigan State is 99th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 41%, which is 1st in Division 1. The Spartans are 10th in the nation in defensive rating with 90.6, and their offensive rating of 120.4 is ranked 5th. They are 183rd in D-1 in pace with 70.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 60% is 3rd. As a unit they are 3rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 63% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 218th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Wisconsin/Michigan State college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Wisconsin +17
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