Northwestern vs Wisconsin Predictions, College Basketball Parlay Picks 3/4/2020
Game: Northwestern Wildcats vs Wisconsin Badgers
Date: Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Location: Kohl Center in Madison, WI
Odds/Point Spread: Wisconsin -13.5
The Northwestern Wildcats head to Kohl Center to take on the Wisconsin Badgers on Wednesday, March 4, 2020. The opening line for this game has Wisconsin as 13.5 point favorites.
Northwestern heads into this matchup with a mark of 7-21. They currently have a point differential of -5.0 as they are averaging 65.3 points per contest while giving up 70.2 per game. Wisconsin has an overall mark of 19-10. They are averaging 67.6 points per contest and giving up 62.9, which is a point differential of 4.7.
Valuable Northwestern Wildcats Betting Trends
The Northwestern Wildcats are 11-15-1 against the spread this season
The Northwestern Wildcats are 14-12-1 against the over/under this year
Important Wisconsin Badgers Betting Trends
The Wisconsin Badgers are 14-14-1 against the spread this season
The Wisconsin Badgers are 15-13-1 against the over/under this year
Key Northwestern Wildcats Injuries
01/06/20 G Anthony Gaines Shoulder is out for season
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 Kobe King Left Team is out for season
Miller Kopp comes into this game averaging 13.3 points per contest while playing 32.0 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 89%. Boo Buie averages 10.7 points per contest in 25.5 minutes per game. He averages 2.7 assists per game and 2.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 38% for the season while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Nate Reuvers scores 13.0 points per contest while playing 26.0 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.4 rebounds per contest and has 0.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. D'Mitrik Trice averages 10.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.0 rebounds per game and has 4.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
Northwestern averages 65.3 points per contest, which is 315th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is -5.0 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a unit, which has them ranked 274th. From 3-point territory they shoot 31%, which is good for 292nd in the nation. They average 33.5 boards per contest and 13.6 assists per game, which ranks them 276th and 137th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 340th with 10.6 per game. The Wildcats allow 70.2 points per contest, which is 200th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 159th and 230th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 37.9 rebounds a game which ranks 304th, and they allow 16.0 assists per game which puts them in 337th place in the country. They force 11.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Wisconsin is 276th in the nation with 67.6 points per contest this season. They are 231st in the country in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 4.7. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 80th in the NCAA. They are 268th in D-1 in rebounding with 33.7 boards per contest and 255th in assists per game with 12.2. The Badgers are 346th in turnovers per contest with 10.0. The Badgers give up 62.9 points per game, which ranks them 25th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 99th and 202nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 54th with 11.0 dimes allowed per game and 143rd with 34.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Badgers are 17th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 11.1 per contest this year.
The Wildcats are 279th in the nation in offensive rating with 97. In terms of pace they are 297th in the country with 66.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 299th. As a team they are 309th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 258th in Division 1. Northwestern is 325th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions.
Wisconsin is 337th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions. The Badgers have an offensive rating of 104.3, which is ranked 118th. They are 343rd in D-1 in pace with 64.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 150th. As a unit they are 137th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shot attempts, ranking 32nd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Northwestern/Wisconsin college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Northwestern +13.5
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