Wisconsin at Western Kentucky College Basketball Parlay 12/29/2018
Saturday, December 29, 2018
E. A. Diddle Arena
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The Wisconsin Badgers head to E. A. Diddle Arena to take on the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers on Saturday, December 29, 2018. The opening line for this game has Wisconsin as 8 point favorites.
Wisconsin heads into this matchup with a mark of 10-2. They currently have a point differential of 14.9 as they are averaging 76.5 points per contest while giving up 61.6 per game. Western Kentucky has an overall mark of 6-6. They are averaging 72.8 points per contest and giving up 73.6, which is a point differential of -0.8.
Valuable Wisconsin Badgers Betting Trends
The Wisconsin Badgers are 7-5-0 against the spread this season
The Wisconsin Badgers are 8-4-0 against the over/under this year
Important Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Betting Trends
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are 6-6-0 against the spread this season
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are 6-5-1 against the over/under this year
Key Wisconsin Badgers Injuries
12/02/18 G Trevor Anderson Knee is out for season
Key Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Injuries
12/15/18 F DeSean Murray Personal is out for season
D'Mitrik Trice averages 15.9 points per contest in 31.8 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.8 assists per game and 3.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% for the season while his free throw percentage is 72%. Ethan Happ comes into this game averaging 19.2 points per contest while playing 31.5 minutes per night. He grabs 10.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 5.0 assists per game. His FG percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is 51%.
Jared Savage averages 14.7 points per game and he sees the court an average of 36.8 minutes per game. He also hauls in 3.9 rebounds per game and dishes 1.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 91%. Taveion Hollingsworth scores 15.4 points per contest while playing 37.3 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.1 rebounds per contest and has 2.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Badgers allow 61.6 points per contest which is 17th in the country. They also surrender a 40% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 48th and 51st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.0 rebounds a game which ranks 60th, and they allow 9.8 assists per game which puts them in 17th place in D-1. They force 11.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 39th in Division 1. Wisconsin averages 76.5 points per contest, which is 129th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 14.9 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a unit, which has them ranked 23rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 40%, which is good for 18th in the nation. They average 35.9 boards per contest and 14.7 assists per game, which ranks them 197th and 125th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 349th with 9.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hilltoppers give up 73.6 points per game, which ranks them 223rd in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 240th and 286th in those defensive statistics. They rank 225th with 13.8 dimes allowed per game and 140th with 34.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Hilltoppers are 116th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.2 per contest. Western Kentucky is 219th in the country with 72.8 points per contest this season. They are 169th in D-1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -0.8. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 149th in the country. They are 202nd in the nation in rebounding with 35.8 boards per contest and 301st in assists per game with 11.5. The Hilltoppers are 101st in turnovers per contest with 14.5.
The Badgers are 34th in the nation in offensive rating with 113.9. In terms of pace they are 332nd in the country with 66.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 57% is 19th. As a team they are 36th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 242nd in Division 1. Wisconsin is 345th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions.
Western Kentucky is 88th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.8 times per 100 possessions. The Hilltoppers are 224th in the country in offensive rating with 102.2. In terms of pace they are 159th in Division 1 with 71.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 240th. As a team they are 195th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shots, ranking 346th in the nation.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Wisconsin -8 and under 135.5 total points
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