Green Bay Phoenix vs Wisconsin Badgers Prediction, 12/1/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Green Bay Phoenix vs Wisconsin Badgers
Date: Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Location: Kohl Center in Madison, WI
TV: Big Ten Network
Odds/Point Spread: Green Bay (+26)
The Wisconsin Badgers (2-0) play the Green Bay Phoenix (0-1) at Kohl Center on Tuesday. The line on this game has Wisconsin as 26-point favorites. The total opens at 147.
Green Bay will enter this contest with a win-loss mark of 0-1 for the campaign. They average 69 points per outing (176th in college hoops) while shooting 36.4% from the floor. The Phoenix are hitting 18.8% on shots from 3-point land (3 of 16) and 85.7% from the charity stripe. As a team, Green Bay is collecting 41 boards per game and has accounted for 11 assists on the year, which ranks 239th in Division 1 in terms of passing. They turn the ball over 23 times per contest and as a unit they are committing 25 personal fouls on a nightly basis. On the defensive end, the Phoenix are forcing 13 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 21 fouls. The Phoenix are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 43.0% (34 of 79) and they concede 49.0 rebounds per contest as a group. They are 169th in D-1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 17 relinquished so far this year. They are conceding 20.6% on 3-point attempts and they are 351st in the country in PPG allowed (99.0).
The Green Bay Phoenix played the Minnesota Golden Gophers and ended up losing by a score of 99-69 in their last game. Green Bay ended the contest having earned a 36.4% field goal percentage (24 out of 66) and made 3 of their 16 shots from beyond the arc. From the free throw line, the Phoenix buried 18 of 21 attempts for a rate of 85.7%. Pertaining to rebounding, they earned 36 with 8 of them being offensive. They also distributed 11 assists in the game in addition to having 7 steals and 2 blocked shots. Pertaining to defense, Green Bay allowed the other team to go 36.4% from the field on 24 out of 66. Minnesota dished out 17 assists and 13 steals in this matchup. Furthurmore, the Golden Gophers collected 43 rebounds (12 offensive, 31 defensive) and added 2 rejections. Minnesota finished the game at 80.0% at the charity stripe by converting 24 of 30 tries. They also converted 7 of their 34 shots from downtown.
PJ Pipes is a player who came through in this contest. He recorded 13 points on 6 of 19 shooting. He saw the court for 32 mins and also collected 6 rebounds. Pipes finished shooting 31.6% from the field and totaled 5 dimes. Someone else that had an impact in this game for the Phoenix was Amari Davis. He totaled 4 rebounds and accumulated 2 dimes. He finished the contest at 31.3% from the field in this matchup by going 5-of-16 (17 points). Overall, Davis was on the hardwood for 31 minutes.
Wisconsin has a win-loss mark of 2-0 on the campaign. The Badgers are responsible for committing 17.0 fouls every game and they go 75.0% from the charity stripe. Their rate of earning assists is at 16.5 times per game (72nd in the nation) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 7.0 times per contest. Wisconsin has scored 169 points so far this year (84.5 per game) and they pull down 37.0 rebounds per game. As an offense, the Badgers are shooting 47.4% from the field, which is 90th in the country. The Badgers on the defensive side of the court are 165th in Division 1 in points given up per game with 62.5. They are forcing 13.0 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 34.5% from the field (123rd in the country). The Wisconsin defense allows 36.4% on shots from 3-point land (12 of 33) and opponents are knocking down 86.1% of their free throw shots. They have conceded 7.5 dimes and 36.0 total rebounds per game, ranking them 119th and 240th in college hoops.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Wisconsin Badgers went home victorious with a score of 92-58 when they faced the Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions. The Badgers were able to snag 29 defensive boards and 6 offensive boards for a total of 35 in this game. They rejected 7 attempts while earning 9 steals in this matchup. The Golden Lions were called for 19 personal fouls in the game which took the Badgers to the free throw line for 27 attempts. They were able to make 20 of the free throws for a percentage of 74.1%. In regard to three-point attempts, Wisconsin converted 10 of their 19 attempts (52.6%). In all, the Badgers went 31 for 59 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 52.5%. The Badgers allowed the Golden Lions to convert 18 of 53 tries from the field which had them shooting 34.0% for the game. They went 42.9% from beyond the perimeter by going 6 out of 14 and ended up going 16 of 21 at the free throw line (76.2%). When discussing how they cleaned up the glass, Wisconsin permitted Arkansas-Pine Bluff to collect 28 overall (6 on the offensive side).
Aleem Ford ended up being a major contributor for the Badgers in this game. He buried 3 of 7 for the contest for a rate of 42.9%, which had him sitting at 10 points. Ford collected 4 rebounds in his 25 mins and added 2 assists in the matchup. Someone else who was a determining factor for Wisconsin was Nate Reuvers. He ended up finishing with 14 points in his 21 minutes on the hardwood via 5 out of 7 shooting in the game. Reuvers ended the game having shot 71.4% from the floor and also earning 3 assists and 2 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Wisconsin (-26)
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