Wisconsin vs Purdue predictions 1/24/20 College Basketball Picks & Tips
Game: Wisconsin Badgers vs Purdue Boilermakers
Date: Friday, January 24, 2020
Location: Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Purdue -3.5
The Wisconsin Badgers head to Mackey Arena to take on the Purdue Boilermakers on Friday, January 24, 2020. The opening line for this game has Purdue as 3.5 point favorites.
Wisconsin comes into this game with an overall record of 12-7. They currently have a point differential of 6.7 as they are averaging 67.3 points per game while giving up 60.6 per contest. Purdue has an overall mark of 10-9. They are averaging 67.6 points per contest and giving up 60.5, which is a point differential of 7.1.
Valuable Wisconsin Badgers Betting Trends
The Wisconsin Badgers are 8-11-0 against the spread this season
The Wisconsin Badgers are 8-11-0 against the over/under this year
Important Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends
The Purdue Boilermakers are 8-11-0 against the spread this season
The Purdue Boilermakers are 7-11-1 against the over/under this year
Key Wisconsin Badgers Injuries
12/21/19 C Joe Hedstrom Knee is out for season
11/22/19 F Micah Potter Eligibility is out indefinitely
11/05/19 C Owen Hamilton Back is out indefinitely
Key Purdue Boilermakers Injuries
11/08/19 F Mason Gillis Redshirt is out for season
11/08/19 G Brandon Newman Redshirt is out for season
Nate Reuvers comes into this game averaging 14.0 points per contest while playing 27.1 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 0.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 57% while his free throw percentage is 78%. Kobe King averages 10.6 points per contest in 28.6 minutes per game. He averages 1.4 assists per game and 2.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% for the season while his free throw percentage is 70%.
Trevion Williams scores 11.3 points per contest while playing 21.2 minutes per game. He hauls in 7.5 rebounds per contest and has 1.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage is at 44%. Eric Hunter Jr. averages 10.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.4 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Wisconsin averages 67.3 points per contest, which is 280th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 6.7 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 205th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 145th in the nation. They average 34.2 boards per contest and 11.9 assists per game, which ranks them 260th and 273rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 343rd with 10.6 per game. The Badgers allow 60.6 points per contest, which is 17th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 122nd and 221st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.5 rebounds a game which ranks 58th, and they allow 10.6 assists per game which puts them in 50th place in the country. They force 11.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 44th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Purdue is 277th in the nation with 67.6 points per contest this season. They are 285th in the country in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is 7.1. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 206th in the NCAA. They are 114th in D-1 in rebounding with 37.2 boards per contest and 149th in assists per game with 13.6. The Boilermakers are 323rd in turnovers per contest with 11.4. The Boilermakers give up 60.5 points per game, which ranks them 14th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 40% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 76th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 183rd with 12.6 dimes allowed per game and 112th with 33.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Boilermakers are 221st in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.4 per contest this year.
The Badgers are 122nd in the nation in offensive rating with 104.2. In terms of pace they are 346th in the country with 64.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 154th. As a team they are 137th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 50th in Division 1. Wisconsin is 312th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions.
Purdue is 324th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions. The Boilermakers have an offensive rating of 101.8, which is ranked 170th. They are 344th in D-1 in pace with 64.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 292nd. As a unit they are 316th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 215th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Wisconsin/Purdue college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Wisconsin +3.5
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