Wisconsin at Purdue College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/16/2018
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
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The Wisconsin Badgers travel to Mackey Arena to play the Purdue Boilermakers on Tuesday, January 16, 2018. The opening line for this game has Purdue as 16.5 point favorites.
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Wisconsin comes into this game with an overall record of 9-9. They currently have a point differential of 4.1 as they are averaging 69.1 points per game while giving up 64.9 per contest. Purdue has an overall mark of 17-2. They are averaging 85.0 points per contest and giving up 62.7, which is a point differential of 22.3.
Valuable Wisconsin Badgers Betting Trends
The Wisconsin Badgers are 5-10 against the spread this season
The Wisconsin Badgers are 7-7 against the over/under this year
Important Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends
The Purdue Boilermakers are 12-6 against the spread this season
The Purdue Boilermakers are 8-8 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 Purdue Boilermakers Injuries
12/22/17 F Eden Ewing Dismissed is out for season
Ethan Happ averages 16.8 points per game while playing 29.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 8.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is at 52%. Brad Davison averages 12.1 points per game in 29.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 2.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Carsen Edwards averages 16.7 points per game while playing 27.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 81%. Isaac Haas averages 14.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 21.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.4 rebounds per contest and 0.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 64% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Wisconsin averages 69.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 296th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 4.1 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 91st. Behind the arc they shoot 35%, which is good for 189th in the country. They average 31.7 rebounds per game and 12.8 assists per game, which ranks them 335th and 246th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 327th with 11.3 per game. The Badgers allow 64.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in Division 1. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 273rd and 236th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 29.2 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 11.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 47th place in college basketball. They force 11.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 44th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Purdue is 20th in the country with 85.0 points per game this year. They are 17th in D-1 in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 22.3. They shoot 42% from 3-point range, which is good for 8th in college basketball. They are 61st in the nation in rebounding with 38.6 boards per game, and 16th in assists per contest with 17.9. The Boilermakers are 294th in turnovers per game with 12.0. The Boilermakers surrender 62.7 points per contest, which ranks them 14th in the country. Their defense allows a 38% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 55th in those defensive statistics. They rank 39th with 11.1 assists allowed per contest and 93rd with 33.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Boilermakers are 151st in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.4 per game this season.
The Badgers are 152nd in the country in defensive rating with 100.5, and their offensive rating of 106.9 is ranked 129th. They are 347th in college basketball in pace with 64.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 115th. As a unit they are 133rd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 229th in D-1. Wisconsin is 261st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 210th in the country.
Purdue is 284th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 43%, which is 6th in the nation. The Boilermakers are 6th in the country in offensive rating with 119.4, and their defensive rating of 88.1 is ranked 5th. In terms of pace they are 173rd in Division 1 with 70.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 58% is 10th. As a team they are 8th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 108th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Wisconsin/Purdue college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Purdue -16.5
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