Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Wisconsin Badgers Prediction, 12/22/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Wisconsin Badgers
Date: Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Location: Kohl Center in Madison, WI
Odds/Point Spread: Nebraska (+16.5)
The Wisconsin Badgers (6-1) host the Nebraska Cornhuskers (4-3) at Kohl Center on Tuesday. Nebraska opens this game as 16.5-point dogs. The total has been set at 141.
Nebraska will enter this contest with a win-loss mark of 4-3 this season. The Cornhuskers are hitting 32.5% on shots from distance (66 of 203) and 66.1% from the charity stripe. They average 81.6 points per contest (60th in D-1) while hitting 43.7% from the floor. They are losing possession via turnover 13.3 times per contest and as a squad are committing 17.1 fouls per contest. As a team, Nebraska is snagging 42.9 boards per contest and has racked up 108 dimes this season, which has them ranked 68th in the country in terms of passing the rock. On the defensive end of the court, the Cornhuskers have forced 16.1 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 21.0 fouls. They are giving up 31.4% from 3-point land and they are 164th in college basketball in PPG allowed (69.6). The Cornhuskers defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 39.1% (173 of 442) and they concede 39.6 rebounds per game as a unit. They currently rank 256th in the nation in giving up assists with 96 relinquished on the campaign.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers played the Doane College Tigers and went home with a win by a final score of 110-64 in their last game. Nebraska ended the game having earned a 55.4% field goal percentage (41 of 74) and made 12 of their 33 three-point attempts. When they shot from the free throw line, the Cornhuskers converted 16 of 25 attempts for a rate of 64.0%. Pertaining to grabbing rebounds, they collected 55 with 13 of them being offensive. They also doled out 25 dimes in this matchup while getting 8 steals and 7 blocks. In regard to defense, Nebraska allowed their opponent to shoot 55.4% from the floor on 41 out of 74. Doane College recorded 15 dimes and 6 steals for the contest. In addition, the Tigers totaled 30 rebounds (9 offensive, 21 defensive) and earned 7 blocked shots. Doane College walked away from this one shooting 52.9% at the charity stripe by converting 9 of 17 attempts. They knocked down 13 of their 46 tries from long range.
Dalano Banton is a guy who was a major factor for this contest. He had 13 points on 5 out of 7 shooting. He played 21 mins played and grabbed 11 rebounds. Banton finished the game at 71.4% from the field and also recorded 10 dimes. Someone else that saw a lot of action in the game for the Cornhuskers was Teddy Allen. He pulled down 5 boards and totaled 2 assists. He finished the game at 50.0% from the floor for the contest by hitting 7-of-14 (16 points). Overall, Allen played 18 minutes.
Wisconsin has a mark of 6-1 on the season. The Badgers are committing 17.7 personal fouls per game and they go 74.8% from the charity stripe. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 14.9 times per contest (106th in the nation) and they are turning it over 8.1 times per contest. Wisconsin has scored 551 pts for the campaign (78.7 per contest) and they snag 35.4 rebounds per game. As an offensive team, the Badgers are shooting 46.6% from the field, which ranks 124th in the country. The Badgers on defense are ranked 18th in Division 1 in points per game surrendered with 58.1. They have forced 13.3 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 36.6% from the floor (22nd in college basketball). The Wisconsin defense gives up 31.6% on 3-point shots (37 of 117) and their opponents are making 71.8% of their free throw shots. They have surrendered 8.1 dimes and 32.4 total rebounds per game, which has them ranked 7th and 80th in college hoops.
In their last game, the Wisconsin Badgers got the victory with a final of 85-48 against the Louisville Cardinals. The Badgers recorded 22 defensive boards and 6 offensive boards totaling 28 for the contest. They rejected 3 tries while recording 9 steals in this contest. The Cardinals earned 18 personal fouls in this contest which took the Badgers to the free throw line for a total of 11 shots. They were able to make 7 of the free throw tries for a rate of 63.6%. In reference to shots from distance, Wisconsin knocked down 16 out of 25 attempts (64.0%). When all was said and done, the Badgers finished shooting 31 for 57 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 54.4%. The Badgers allowed the Cardinals to knock down 17 out of 47 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 36.2% in this contest. They went 35.7% from beyond the perimeter by going 5 of 14 and ended up shooting 9 out of 12 from the free throw line (75.0%). In relation to how they rebounded, Wisconsin allowed Louisville to pull down 25 in total (5 on the offensive glass).
Brad Davison saw a lot of time on the hardwood for the Badgers in the game. He made 3 out of 7 for this game for a field goal rate of 42.9%, which gave him 10 points. Davison grabbed 2 rebounds in his 27 minutes played and earned 4 assists for this game. An additional guy who was a determining factor for Wisconsin was Aleem Ford. He accumulated 12 points in 26 minutes played via 5 of 10 shooting for this contest. Ford wrapped this one up going 50.0% from the floor while contributing 2 assists and 2 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Nebraska (+16.5)
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