Penn State at Wisconsin NCAA Basketball Picks 3/2/2019
Saturday, March 2, 2019
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The Penn State Nittany Lions travel to Kohl Center to play the Wisconsin Badgers on Saturday, March 2, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Wisconsin as 9 point favorites.
Penn State comes into this game with an overall record of 12-16. They currently have a point differential of 0.9 as they are averaging 70.1 points per game while giving up 69.2 per contest. Wisconsin has an overall record of 19-9. They are averaging 70.0 points per game and surrendering 61.8, good for a point differential of 8.2.
Valuable Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Trends
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 14-14-0 against the spread
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 13-15-0 against the over/under
Important Wisconsin Badgers Betting Trends
The Wisconsin Badgers are 14-13-1 against the spread
The Wisconsin Badgers are 12-15-1 against the over/under
Key Penn State Nittany Lions Injuries
12/14/18 F Satchel Pierce Academics is out for season
Key Wisconsin Badgers Injuries
12/02/18 G Trevor Anderson Knee is out for season
Rasir Bolton averages 12.3 points per game in 27.2 minutes per contest. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 2.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%. Lamar Stevens comes into this contest averaging 19.9 points per game while playing 36.4 minutes per night. He pulls down 7.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is at 78%.
D'Mitrik Trice averages 12.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.8 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 74%. Ethan Happ averages 17.9 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per contest. He grabs 10.3 rebounds per game and has 4.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is at 44%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nittany Lions allow 69.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 120th in Division 1. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 242nd and 269th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.1 rebounds a game which ranks 142nd, and they give up 11.9 assists per contest which puts them in 83rd place in the NCAA. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 231st in the nation. Penn State averages 70.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 256th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 0.9 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 296th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 299th in D-1. They average 36.1 rebounds per game and 12.3 assists per contest, which ranks them 139th and 271st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 236th with 12.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Badgers surrender 61.8 points per contest, which ranks them 11th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 18th and 34th in those defensive statistics. They rank 10th with 10.1 assists allowed per contest, and 202nd with 35.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Badgers are 41st in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 11.3 per game. Wisconsin is 259th in the country with 70.0 points per game this year. They are 84th in the D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 8.2. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 26th in the nation. They are 227th in the country in rebounding with 34.6 boards per game and 227th in assists per contest with 12.9. The Badgers are 349th in turnovers per game with 9.3.
The Nittany Lions have an offensive rating of 101.5, which is ranked 233rd. They are 236th in college basketball in pace with 68.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 306th. As a unit they are 302nd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 210th in D-1. Penn State is 237th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions.
Wisconsin is 343rd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions. The Badgers have an offensive rating of 106.1, which is ranked 120th. They are 339th in D-1 in pace with 64.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 102nd. As a unit they are 165th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 281st in the country.
Who will win tonight's Penn State/Wisconsin college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Wisconsin -9
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