Purdue vs Wisconsin Predictions, Free College Basketball Picks, Tips 2/18/2020
Game: Purdue Boilermakers vs Wisconsin Badgers
Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Location: Kohl Center in Madison, WI
TV: ESPN, ESPN2
Odds/Point Spread: Wisconsin -3
The Purdue Boilermakers head to Kohl Center to take on the Wisconsin Badgers on Tuesday, February 18, 2020. The opening line for this game has Wisconsin as 3 point favorites.
Purdue comes into this game with an overall record of 14-12. They currently have a point differential of 6.5 as they are averaging 68.6 points per game while giving up 62.1 per contest. Wisconsin has an overall record of 15-10. They are averaging 66.4 points per game and surrendering 61.8, good for a point differential of 4.6.
Valuable Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends
The Purdue Boilermakers are 11-15-0 against the spread this season
The Purdue Boilermakers are 12-13-1 against the over/under this year
Important Wisconsin Badgers Betting Trends
The Wisconsin Badgers are 12-13-0 against the spread this season
The Wisconsin Badgers are 11-13-1 against the over/under this year
Key Purdue Boilermakers Injuries
11/08/19 F Mason Gillis Redshirt is out for season
11/08/19 G Brandon Newman Redshirt 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
Trevion Williams comes into this game averaging 11.0 points per contest while playing 21.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 7.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 45%. Eric Hunter Jr. averages 10.4 points per contest in 31.6 minutes per game. He averages 2.8 assists per game and 3.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% for the season while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Nate Reuvers scores 13.6 points per contest while playing 26.4 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.8 rebounds per contest and has 0.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 76%. D'Mitrik Trice averages 9.8 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.3 rebounds per game and has 3.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
Purdue averages 68.6 points per contest, which is 255th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 6.5 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 236th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 121st in the nation. They average 35.9 boards per contest and 13.8 assists per game, which ranks them 145th and 125th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 312th with 11.5 per game. The Boilermakers allow 62.1 points per contest, which is 21st in the NCAA. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 108th and 60th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.1 rebounds a game which ranks 49th, and they allow 13.0 assists per game which puts them in 215th place in the country. They force 14.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 223rd in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Wisconsin is 302nd in the nation with 66.4 points per contest this season. They are 254th in the country in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 4.6. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 145th in the NCAA. They are 243rd in D-1 in rebounding with 34.2 boards per contest and 255th in assists per game with 12.2. The Badgers are 346th in turnovers per contest with 10.3. The Badgers give up 61.8 points per game, which ranks them 19th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 74th and 224th in those defensive statistics. They rank 70th with 11.2 dimes allowed per game and 136th with 34.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Badgers are 30th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 11.5 per contest this year.
The Boilermakers are 126th in the nation in offensive rating with 103.8. In terms of pace they are 342nd in the country with 64.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 231st. As a team they are 272nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 207th in Division 1. Purdue is 306th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions.
Wisconsin is 329th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions. The Badgers have an offensive rating of 102.4, which is ranked 158th. They are 343rd in D-1 in pace with 64.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 180th. As a unit they are 179th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shot attempts, ranking 38th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Purdue/Wisconsin college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Purdue +3
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