Northwestern at Wisconsin Expert NCAA Basketball Picks Against the Spread 1/26/2019
Saturday, January 26, 2019
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The Northwestern Wildcats travel to Kohl Center to play the Wisconsin Badgers on Saturday, January 26, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Wisconsin as 8 point favorites.
Northwestern comes into this game with an overall record of 12-7. They currently have a point differential of 6.1 as they are averaging 70.5 points per game while giving up 64.4 per contest. Wisconsin has an overall record of 13-6. They are averaging 73.3 points per game and surrendering 62.9, good for a point differential of 10.4.
Valuable Northwestern Wildcats Betting Trends
The Northwestern Wildcats are 11-8-0 against the spread
The Northwestern Wildcats are 7-11-1 against the over/under
Important Wisconsin Badgers Betting Trends
The Wisconsin Badgers are 10-9-0 against the spread
The Wisconsin Badgers are 10-9-0 against the over/under
Key Northwestern Wildcats Injuries
01/22/19 F Pete Nance Illness is out indefinitely
Key Wisconsin Badgers Injuries
12/02/18 G Trevor Anderson Knee is out for season
Vic Law comes into this contest averaging 16.3 points per game while playing 32.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 57% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 84%. Dererk Pardon averages 14.2 points per game in 31.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 7.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 62% for the year while his free throw percentage is 64%.
Ethan Happ averages 19.2 points per game while playing 31.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 10.3 rebounds per game and has 4.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage is at 51%. D'Mitrik Trice averages 14.0 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.2 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Northwestern averages 70.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 248th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 6.1 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 268th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 203rd in the nation. They average 33.5 rebounds per game and 15.4 assists per game, which ranks them 291st and 67th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 314th with 11.4 per game. The Wildcats allow 64.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the arc, ranking them 119th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.2 rebounds a game which ranks 141st and they give up 13.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 180th place in Division 1. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 168th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Wisconsin is 184th in the country with 73.3 points per game this year. They are 37th in Division 1 in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 10.4. They shoot 40% from 3-point range, which is good for 11th in the nation. They are 243rd in the NCAA in rebounding with 34.5 boards per game, and 169th in assists per contest with 13.8. The Badgers are 345th in turnovers per game with 10.0. The Badgers surrender 62.9 points per contest, which ranks them 19th in D-1. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 42nd and 65th in those defensive statistics. They rank 16th with 10.2 assists allowed per contest and 100th with 33.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Badgers are 56th in country in forcing turnovers with 11.9 per game.
The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 103.6, which is ranked 185th. They are 289th in college basketball in pace with 67.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 254th. As a unit they are 225th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 131st in D-1. Northwestern is 299th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions.
Wisconsin is 339th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions. The Badgers have an offensive rating of 109.4, which is ranked 71st. They are 332nd in D-1 in pace with 66.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 44th. As a unit they are 74th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 275th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Northwestern/Wisconsin college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Wisconsin -8
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