Michigan State vs Wisconsin Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/1/2020
Game: Michigan State Spartans vs Wisconsin Badgers
Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020
Location: Kohl Center in Madison, WI
Odds/Point Spread: Wisconsin +3
The Michigan State Spartans head to Kohl Center to take on the Wisconsin Badgers on Saturday, February 1, 2020. The opening line for this game has MSU as 3 point favorites.
Michigan State comes into this game with an overall record of 16-5. They currently have a point differential of 14.6 as they are averaging 77.2 points per game while giving up 62.6 per contest. Wisconsin has an overall mark of 12-9. They are averaging 66.3 points per contest and giving up 61.4, which is a point differential of 4.9.
Valuable Michigan State Spartans Betting Trends
The Michigan State Spartans are 11-10-0 against the spread this season
The Michigan State Spartans are 9-12-0 against the over/under this year
Important Wisconsin Badgers Betting Trends
The Wisconsin Badgers are 9-12-0 against the spread this season
The Wisconsin Badgers are 9-12-0 against the over/under this year
Key Michigan State Spartans Injuries
12/19/19 G Joshua Langford Foot is out for season
11/13/19 F Joey Hauser Eligibility is out for season
01/30/20 G Kyle Ahrens Achilles is questionable
01/30/20 F Malik Hall Ankle is questionable
01/24/20 G Brock Washington Suspension is out indefinitely
Key Wisconsin Badgers Injuries
12/21/19 C Joe Hedstrom Knee is out for season
11/05/19 C Owen Hamilton Back is out indefinitely
01/29/20 G Brad Davison Suspension is OUT Saturday vs Michigan State
01/29/20 G Kobe King Left Team is out for season
01/28/20 F Micah Potter Ankle injured last game, is questionable
Cassius Winston comes into this game averaging 18.0 points per contest while playing 31.6 minutes per night this year. He grabs 2.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 5.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 86%. Xavier Tillman averages 13.8 points per contest in 31.3 minutes per game. He averages 3.2 assists per game and 9.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 55% for the season while his free throw percentage is 66%.
Nate Reuvers scores 13.8 points per contest while playing 27.1 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.1 rebounds per contest and has 0.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 75%. D'Mitrik Trice averages 9.4 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.3 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Michigan State averages 77.2 points per contest, which is 50th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 14.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 60th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 105th in the nation. They average 42.0 boards per contest and 18.8 assists per game, which ranks them 4th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 239th with 12.7 per game. The Spartans allow 62.6 points per contest, which is 32nd in the NCAA. They also surrender a 37% shooting percentage and a 27% average from 3-point range, ranking them 9th and 3rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.4 rebounds a game which ranks 60th, and they allow 12.9 assists per game which puts them in 200th place in the country. They force 11.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Wisconsin is 301st in the nation with 66.3 points per contest this season. They are 225th in the country in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 4.9. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 164th in the NCAA. They are 276th in D-1 in rebounding with 33.6 boards per contest and 277th in assists per game with 12.0. The Badgers are 342nd in turnovers per contest with 10.5. The Badgers give up 61.4 points per game, which ranks them 19th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 107th and 191st in those defensive statistics. They rank 52nd with 10.8 dimes allowed per game and 103rd with 33.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Badgers are 35th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 11.8 per contest this year.
The Spartans are 18th in the nation in offensive rating with 110.6. In terms of pace they are 178th in the country with 69.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 69th. As a team they are 50th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 193rd in Division 1. Michigan State is 248th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions.
Wisconsin is 316th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions. The Badgers have an offensive rating of 102.6, which is ranked 150th. They are 346th in D-1 in pace with 64.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 172nd. As a unit they are 161st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 49th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Michigan State/Wisconsin college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Michigan State -3
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