Wisconsin at Nebraska College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/9/2018
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Pinnacle Bank Arena
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The Wisconsin Badgers travel to Pinnacle Bank Arena to play the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. The opening line for this game has Nebraska as 2.5 point favorites.
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Wisconsin heads into this matchup with a mark of 9-8. They currently have a point differential of 4.6 as they are averaging 69.6 points per contest while giving up 65.1 per game. Nebraska has an overall record of 11-6. They are averaging 74.6 points per game and surrendering 71.1, good for a point differential of 3.6.
Valuable Wisconsin Badgers Betting Trends
The Wisconsin Badgers are 5-9 against the spread this season
The Wisconsin Badgers are 7-6 against the over/under this year
Important Nebraska Cornhuskers Betting Trends
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 10-5 against the spread this season
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 5-10 against the over/under this year
Key Wisconsin Badgers Injuries
12/11/17 G Kobe King Knee is out for season
12/09/17 G D'Mitrik Trice Foot is out indefinitely
Key Nebraska Cornhuskers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Brad Davison averages 11.9 points per game in 29.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.2 assists per contest and 2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%. Ethan Happ averages 16.7 points per game while playing 29 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 8.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is at 55%.
Isaac Copeland averages 12.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.5 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 72%. James Palmer averages 15.6 points per game while playing 29.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Badgers allow 65.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 36th in the nation. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 282nd and 287th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 28.9 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd, and they give up 11.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 60th place in the country. They force 11.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 39th in college basketball. Wisconsin averages 69.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 286th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 4.6 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 85th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 173rd in D-1. They average 31.7 rebounds per game and 12.9 assists per game, which ranks them 336th and 244th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 328th with 11.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cornhuskers surrender 71.1 points per contest, which ranks them 159th in the country. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 128th and 107th in those defensive statistics. They rank 124th with 12.6 assists allowed per contest, and 319th with 39.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cornhuskers are 177th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.7 per game this season. Nebraska is 185th in Division 1 with 74.6 points per game this year. They are 265th in the country in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 3.6. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 86th in the nation. They are 132nd in college basketball in rebounding with 37.3 boards per game and 123rd in assists per contest with 14.9. The Cornhuskers are 314th in turnovers per game with 11.6.
The Badgers are 169th in the country in defensive rating with 100.8, and their offensive rating of 107.9 is ranked 114th. They are 348th in college basketball in pace with 64.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 104th. As a unit they are 115th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 223rd in D-1. Wisconsin is 247th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 235th in the country.
Nebraska is 319th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 66th in the nation. The Cornhuskers are 162nd in the country in offensive rating with 105.6, and their defensive rating of 100.5 is ranked 162nd. In terms of pace they are 182nd in Division 1 with 70.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 248th. As a team they are 242nd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 236th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Wisconsin/Nebraska college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Nebraska -2.5
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