Wisconsin at Minnesota Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 2/6/2019
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
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The Wisconsin Badgers travel to Williams Arena to play the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Wednesday, February 6, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Wisconsin as 3 point favorites.
Wisconsin comes into this game with an overall record of 16-6. They currently have a point differential of 10.6 as they are averaging 72.1 points per game while giving up 61.5 per contest. Minnesota has an overall record of 16-6. They are averaging 74.4 points per game and surrendering 70.3, good for a point differential of 4.1.
Valuable Wisconsin Badgers Betting Trends
The Wisconsin Badgers are 13-9-0 against the spread
The Wisconsin Badgers are 10-11-1 against the over/under
Important Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Trends
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 11-11-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 11-10-1 against the over/under
Key Wisconsin Badgers Injuries
12/02/18 G Trevor Anderson Knee is out for season
Key Minnesota Golden Gophers Injuries
11/08/18 G Marcus Carr Eligibility is out indefinitely
D'Mitrik Trice averages 13.6 points per game in 32.8 minutes per contest. He averages 2.7 assists per contest and 3.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%. Ethan Happ comes into this contest averaging 18.5 points per game while playing 32.0 minutes per night. He pulls down 10.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is at 47%.
Jordan Murphy averages 14.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 11.8 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 69%. Amir Coffey averages 16.2 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.1 rebounds per game and has 3.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Badgers allow 61.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in Division 1. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 18th and 63rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.3 rebounds a game which ranks 148th, and they give up 9.8 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the NCAA. They force 11.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 56th in the nation. Wisconsin averages 72.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 209th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 10.6 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 42nd. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 8th in D-1. They average 34.3 rebounds per game and 13.7 assists per contest, which ranks them 253rd and 159th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 349th with 9.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Gophers surrender 70.3 points per contest, which ranks them 148th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 194th and 187th in those defensive statistics. They rank 82nd with 11.8 assists allowed per contest, and 120th with 33.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Golden Gophers are 69th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.1 per game. Minnesota is 149th in the country with 74.4 points per game this year. They are 172nd in the D-1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 4.1. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 309th in the nation. They are 76th in the country in rebounding with 37.8 boards per game and 54th in assists per contest with 15.5. The Golden Gophers are 250th in turnovers per game with 12.5.
The Badgers are 67th in the nation in offensive rating with 108.9. In terms of pace they are 339th in the country with 65.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 44th. As a team they are 86th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 266th in Division 1. Wisconsin is 343rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions.
Minnesota is 266th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions. The Golden Gophers are 111th in the country in offensive rating with 106.8. In terms of pace they are 195th in Division 1 with 69.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 259th. As a team they are 230th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 339th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Wisconsin/Minnesota college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Minnesota +3
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