Loyola Ramblers vs Wisconsin Badgers Prediction, 12/15/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Loyola Ramblers vs Wisconsin Badgers
Date: Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Location: Kohl Center in Madison, WI
Odds/Point Spread: Loyola (+10.5)
The Loyola Ramblers (3-0) are headed to Kohl Center on Tuesday where they'll meet the Wisconsin Badgers (4-1). The spread on this matchup has Wisconsin as 10.5-point favorites. The total has been set at 135.5.
Loyola will play this contest with a win-loss record of 3-0 so far this year. They average 80.3 points per game (73rd in college basketball) while shooting 54.9% from the field. The Ramblers are hitting 41.3% on 3-pointers (26 of 63) and 62.5% from the free throw line. As a unit, Loyola is collecting 36.3 boards per game and has accounted for 56 dimes for the campaign, which is 203rd in the country in terms of passing the rock. They turn it over 11.0 times per contest and as a squad they commit 14.0 fouls per contest. When they are on defense, the Ramblers are able to force 13.0 turnovers every game and they draw 20.3 personal fouls. They are 47th in college hoops in giving up assists to their opponents with 34 relinquished for the campaign. The Ramblers are giving up a FG percentage of 37.9% (64 of 169) and they surrender 28.3 rebounds per game as a squad. They are giving up 26.9% on three-point shots and they rank 8th in college hoops in points per game allowed (55.0).
The Loyola Ramblers faced the UIC Flames and took home the win by a score of 77-66 in their last game. Loyola ended the game having earned a 51.9% field goal percentage (27 out of 52) and made 8 of their 16 three-point shots. From the free throw line, the Ramblers made 15 of their 23 tries for a percentage of 65.2%. Pertaining to pulling down rebounds, they compiled a total of 33 with 8 of them being offensive. They also doled out 16 assists for the matchup while getting 6 steals and 2 blocks. In reference to the defense, Loyola allowed the other team to go 51.9% from the floor on 27 of 52. UIC totaled 16 assists and 2 steals in this matchup. Furthurmore, the Flames grabbed 26 boards (4 offensive, 22 defensive) and added 2 rejections. UIC finished 60.0% at the free throw line by knocking down 6 of their 10 tries. They made 8 of their 23 tries from beyond the perimeter.
Cameron Krutwig is one guy who was a contributor in the game. He was able to score 22 points on 8 out of 14 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 32 minutes and also pulled down 4 rebounds. Krutwig finished the game at 57.1% from the field and also earned 2 assists. Another guy that was a factor in this game for the Ramblers was Braden Norris. He grabbed 3 boards and earned 2 assists. He shot 57.1% from the field for this game by hitting 4-of-7 (11 points). In all, Norris was on the court for 32 minutes.
Wisconsin has a win-loss mark of 4-1 so far this year. Wisconsin has scored 389 pts so far this season (77.8 per contest) and they average 37.2 rebounds per game. The Badgers are committing 18.6 fouls per contest and they go 76.1% from the free throw line. As an offensive team, the Badgers are shooting 45.6% from the field, which is ranked 158th in D-1. Their rate of earning assists is at 14.2 times per game (138th in college hoops) and they turn the ball over 8.6 times per contest. The Badgers on the defensive side of the court are 30th in D-1 in PPG surrendered with 59.2. The Wisconsin defense concedes 29.9% on shots from distance (23 of 77) and their opposition knocks down 71.6% of their foul shots. They allow 6.8 dimes and 33.0 rebounds every game, which ranks them 5th and 98th in those categories on the defensive end. They are able to force 12.2 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 36.2% from the floor (25th in college hoops).
In their last game, the Wisconsin Badgers walked away with a victory by a final of 73-62 against the Rhode Island Rams. The Badgers were able to pull down 23 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive boards for a total of 30 in the matchup. They also rejected 5 attempts while recording 5 steals for the matchup. The Rams were called for 26 personal fouls for the matchup which took the Badgers to the free throw line for a total of 36 shots. They were able to knock down 26 of the free throws for a percentage of 72.2%. When talking about three-point shots, Wisconsin buried 7 of their 22 attempts (31.8%). When the game finished, the Badgers walked away from this one shooting 20 out of 52 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 38.5%. The Badgers permitted the Rams to bury 22 out of their 51 tries from the floor which had them sitting at 43.1% for the game. They finished shooting 23.1% from beyond the perimeter by going 3 of 13 and ended up going 15 out of 25 at the free throw line (60.0%). Concerning attacking the glass, Wisconsin permitted Rhode Island to pull down 32 overall (4 offensive).
Micah Potter played big minutes for the Badgers for the contest. He buried 4 of 10 for the game giving him a field goal percentage of 40.0%, which got him 13 points. Potter snagged 7 rebounds in his 28 minutes and had 2 assists in this game. An additional guy that ended being a contributor for Wisconsin was Brad Davison. He ended up finishing with 23 points in his 32 minutes on the hardwood via 4 out of 9 shooting in this matchup. Davison wrapped this one up going 44.4% from the floor while contributing 2 assists and 3 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Wisconsin (-10.5)
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